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.





About Steve Burns

I live in the Atlanta area. I also lived for many years in Southern California. I'm into mainstream media, social media, sports, business and politics. I worked for AOL's Patch, but this is my personal blog. I'm on Twitter (@bsteve76), Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. See ya 'round!
This entry was posted in California, media, social media, sports, technology and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s