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The Giants were on the tarmac in Cincinnati when the Cardinals won

Oct 13, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

The Giants watched the start of Game 5 between the Cardinals and Nationals gathered in a hotel ballroom in Cincinnati, unsure where their next destination would be. Early on, it sure looked like they would be headed to Washington. Per Andrew Baggarly of, the team eventually got on a bus and went to the airport to watch the conclusion of the game from the chartered jet on the tarmac. Like all of us, they were in for quite the surprise.

Courtesy of Pablo Sandoval‘s Twitter account, here’s a picture of some members of the team watching the game on the plane:


You can bet the Giants were relieved to learn they would be headed to AT&T Park to start the NLCS rather than traveling to Washington, but the Cardinals will be more than happy to ruin the homecoming.

  1. nineroutsider - Oct 13, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    I can’t be the only Giants fan who wasn’t relieved. Sure, I think the Giants match up to the Cards better and have always played them well, but they really have been dreadful at home and I wanted them to have 4 road games instead of 3. If not for the last month of the season when the Giants feasted on the NL West, their home record would reflect my concern. They are absolute road warriors, but they can not hit a lick in the own park…and worst of all they aren’t a homerun hitting team and its not a home run hitters park so you’d think they’s do well there. Oh well, go Giants and I still like their chances. The Giants have always been tough on the Cards and both teams die extremely hard so its going to be a good one.

    Go Giants!

  2. prosourcetalk - Oct 13, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Timmy’s got some style!

    • DJ MC - Oct 13, 2012 at 10:16 AM

      He looks like he may have just spent a few minutes in the airplane bathroom, if you know what I mean.

      • temporarilyexiled - Oct 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM

        Yeah…I guess all of them must’ve.

        I mean…look at their red eyes.

        Do keep trying to find the other half of your wit.

      • DJ MC - Oct 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM

        I’m pretty sure you borrowed it…

      • temporarilyexiled - Oct 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM

        Must’ve been the good half.

  3. simon94022 - Oct 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    I think the Giants would be better off facing the Nats. No disrespect to the Nats, but these Cards are scary in the postseason.

    But we get a best of 7 between the last two World Champions. Baseball is great.

  4. mrredlegz - Oct 13, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    I think it would be more greater if Bud Selig would introduce new rules allowing both teams to lose.


    Still Bitter

    • temporarilyexiled - Oct 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM

      Yours first.

      Oh wait…

      But seriously, Reds fans have been very classy.

      That was a great series, and it’s indeed a shame that either team had to lose.

  5. levistahl - Oct 13, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    There’s Brian Wilson, lurking in the background. Of course, like Evil BOB from Twin Peaks, he’s always lurking in the background of any photo–you just have to look closely.

    • DJ MC - Oct 13, 2012 at 10:18 AM

      So you’re saying he’s the guy in that new Sinister movie?

  6. Gordon - Oct 13, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Buckle your seatbelt, & keep your seat in the upright position!

  7. sailcat54 - Oct 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    The Cards vs. the Giants is the best match up possible this year. It will be a very good NLCS! Go Giants!

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 13, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      Good luck Cat! Go Cardinals!

      • sailcat54 - Oct 13, 2012 at 4:06 PM

        Well said, Big Guy! Good luck to the Cards, too!

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