SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — Stretching across half a century, two line drives sliced through the San Francisco air. One brought heartbreak. The other resulted in something wholly different.
“We’re going to the World Series!” Giants closer Sergio Romo screamed over and over in the winning clubhouse, like a man reminding himself he’s about to marry the girl of his dreams. “We’re going to the World Series!”
In 1962, Willie McCovey’s screaming liner thudded into Bobby Richardson’s glove, and the Yankees won the World Series.
Exactly 50 years later, Hunter Pence’s third-inning liner knuckled on shortstop Pete Kozma as if somebody with a remote control and a joystick were lounging in a kayak in McCovey Cove. Kozma moved to his right. The ball veered sharply left.
Symmetry? Poetry? Who can possibly explain this stuff?
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