A Pocketful of "Posey"
Barrett, Wayne M., USA TODAY
QUESTION: Is it more important for the team you love to win or the team you hate to lose? Answer: It depends on how good your favorite team is. Another question: Do the baseball gods enjoy creating historical parallels for our national pastime? Answer. Yes, but only to a certain degree. Final question: When watching your favorite team ascend to the World Series championship for the first time in 56 years (and then repeat just two seasons later), how easy is it to mix hope and doubt? Answer. Very.
The Giants have been crowned lords of the baseball world for the seventh time in franchise history (1905, 1921-22, 1933, and 1954 in New York; 2010 and 2012 in San Francisco), having swept the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in the Fall Classic, but not before overcoming a 3-1 deficit in the the National League Championship Series (to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in seven) and an 0-2 deficit in …
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Publication information: Article title: A Pocketful of "Posey". Contributors: Barrett, Wayne M. - Author. Magazine title: USA TODAY. Volume: 141. Issue: 2810 Publication date: November 2012. Page number: 61. © 2009 Society for the Advancement of Education. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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