A Legend, Police Riot Gear, and a World Series Title for Giants

That wasn’t just a World Series. That was a seven-game classic, won by the road team against strong odds. And it yielded fan celebrations and a hero for the ages.

“I wasn’t thinking about how many innings I was going to go …,” San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner said Wednesday after he completed his shutdown of the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.

And so Bumgarner joined such names as Koufax and Gibson as World Series legends, while the Kansas City Royals — who had the game-tying run 90 feet away in Game 7 — ended a memorable season by having to watch the Giants celebrate on the Royals’ home field.

And now, we can relive celebrations by the Giants. From mlb.com, some GIFs show the action, beginning with Pablo Sandoval’s catch for the final out.

Back in San Francisco, fans took to the streets to celebrate the title — but with a “drunken, ugly side”; tweets show that police using riot gear had to get involved, according to @sfgate.

Meanwhile, deflated Royals fans were gracious and appreciative in defeat; “best Series I’ve seen in 29 yrs!” and other fan tweets tell the tale.

– What were your reactions to the 2014 World Series? Leave a comment below.

 

 

 

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Another New Restaurant Planned for Key Suwanee Site

This Suwanee Town Center restaurant site has been vacant since December 2013. (Credit: Steve Burns.)

This Suwanee Town Center restaurant site has been vacant since December 2013. (Credit: Steve Burns.)

In the latest episode of “As the Suwanee restaurant turns …”

Yet another new restaurateur plans to do business in a Suwanee Town Center site that has seen some recent failures — and seen one recent plan fail to materialize. Continue reading

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Notre Dame-FSU: Twitter Tells a Story

There already was plenty of hype going into Saturday night’s game between No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 2 Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla.

The outcome — and more specifically, a penalty on Notre Dame on a potential game-winning play — will add to it. Continue reading

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Todd Gurley Suspension: Small Money, Big Problem(s)

$400.

The indefinite suspension of Todd Gurley, the University of Georgia’s star running back, that was announced Thursday (Oct. 9) allegedly happened over $400.

Signing of memorabilia by Gurley allegedy is involved.  But we’re really talking about money. Continue reading

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Mississippi Burning — With Football Fever; Hear Katy Perry Roar

The above Vine video shows superstar entertainer Katy Perry in Oxford, Miss., after Saturday’s Ole Miss victory over Alabama.

You knew it was not going to be an ordinary football Saturday in Mississippi when it began with Katy Perry and corndogs on ESPN. Continue reading

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Katy Perry Does ESPN; Twitter Reacts

You expected a fight song? C’mon, this is live TV in the social media era.

Not long after singer Katy Perry appeared on ESPN College GameDay on Saturday, Twitter went into overdrive. “Why is Katy Perry” was trending, with people wondering why the superstar entertainer, who has no known sports or Southeastern connections, was on stage in Oxford, Miss. (See the above video and below tweet for an excerpt.) Continue reading

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There’s Timing in Baseball … Maybe

Clocks on a baseball field? The fact that such a thing is being done on a trial basis makes me recall a conversation of a few years ago.

“What makes them miss?” the woman asked me after watching baseball hitters whiff a couple of times in a televised game. (Yes, this conversation happened in the 21st century.) Continue reading

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