I think it’s fair to say that not many baseball fans were expecting to see the San Francisco Giants in the World Series this year. The path was a difficult one-the Giants had to wait until the final day to clinch a playoff spot, and wait through a tense out in Philadelphia.
But they’ve prevailed. At least to the World Series. The Mother of all games. A Series of the World.
Giants manager, Bruce Bochy, said, “We had such a diversity of contributions from everybody,” then he joked, “Not bad for a bunch of castoffs and misfits” (Source)
I don’t even own a television, but I could feel the energy rippling through the air last night. The World Series is upon us. Humanity is bent at its whim. Last night, the tension was thick, here in L.A. Somebody said (a homeless, delirious man), “You can cut the tension with a knife.” I told him I’d never heard that phrase before. He smiled a toothless smile. I hugged him.
How will the Giants fare against the impressive, hard-hitting Rangers in the World Series? Giants general manager, Brian Sabean, doesn’t want to think about it.
“I’m speechless, just breathless,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to see what we can do on a bigger stage” (Giants Beat Phillies 3-2 In Game 6, Will Face Rangers in World Series).
A shout out to Shakespeare, perhaps? Is Brian Sabean a fan of As You Like It? Speaking like the worldly Jaques, talking about the world as if it’s a stage, and we’re all players, playing our roles, entering and exiting.
In other important world happenings, Haiti is suffering from an outbreak of Cholera that has health officials worried (Haiti Cholera Outbreak Spreads Toward Capital: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Sick).
World Series Prayer:
May the overwhelming, powerfully positive World Series vibrations intervene and do what health officials fear they cannot: Heal Haiti.