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The Giants win the World Series again

Nov 5, 2012, 6:58 AM EDT

Yomiuri Giants

Yomiuri, that is:

[Shinnosuke] Abe drove in the tiebreaking run in the seventh and the Yomiuri bullpen took it from there, as the Giants won the Japan Series with a 4-3 victory over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Game 6 on Saturday night at Tokyo Dome … The Giants won the series 4-2 to claim their record 22nd title.

It was the first time that the San Francisco/New York Giants and the Yomiuri Giants won the series in the same year. The NFL Giants are reigning champs too, so it’s starting to get freaky.

If you care about such things, the Giants gaikokujin include John Bowker, who was traded away from the San Francisco Giants in the middle of 2010, thereby missing out on their championship that year. He won an “outstanding player” award for the series, and you can see him on the dogpile in the picture. Also on the roster: Dicky Gonzalez, D.J. Houlton, Scott Mathieson and Edgar Gonzalez (the former Padres infielder, not the Astros pitcher).

Yeah, it’s a slow news day in the majors. Save yourself the obvious comment.

  1. hotkarlsandwich - Nov 5, 2012 at 7:16 AM

    Icebox and her Little Giants picked up a championship as well. Congrats to coach O’Shea.

  2. Shafer's Dealer - Nov 5, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    Took a Giant dump today…. freaky.

  3. kiwicricket - Nov 5, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    If it’s slow, I trust the final few essential food groups of ‘Election USA’ will be touched upon today? We have had birthing this season but what about guns, dammit?!
    Sure to draw the crazies out of the woodwork.

    • indaburg - Nov 5, 2012 at 8:33 AM

      From our friends over at Deadspin, who still don’t have their site fully functioning, here is a weak baseball tie-in to tomorrow’s big sporting event:

      “A poorer predictor—these are all poor, but this one doesn’t even have all the impressive a degree of correlation—can be found in the winner of the World Series: 67% of the time a National League team has won, a Democratic candidate has won the election, dating back to FDR and a Reds win over the Tigers in 1940. The Giants, if you did not know, won the World Series this year.”

      • nolanwiffle - Nov 5, 2012 at 10:51 AM

        Ah yes, but let us not overlook the “Redskins Rule”…….Google it. They lost at home yesterday.

      • indaburg - Nov 5, 2012 at 11:09 AM

        What, pray tell, are these “Redskins” you speak of?

        (Yes, I’ve heard of the coincidence, but I was trying to stick to baseball. :-) )

  4. Caught Looking - Nov 5, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    It’s a dynasty.

  5. paperlions - Nov 5, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    So….any idea who won the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards last night?

    • natslady - Nov 5, 2012 at 8:29 AM

      LaRoche won for the Nats and Bourne won for the NL. That’s all I know from a fellow Nats fan who watched.

  6. rje49 - Nov 5, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Can somebody tell me what a “Ham Fighter” is? I mean, it can’t mean that literally, in english.

    • peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea - Nov 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM

      A Jew.

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