SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — The Giants were done in August.
Melky Cabrera got caught cheating. The Dodgers were going to run right past them.
The Giants were done two games into the postseason.
Two home games, and they lost both of them to the Reds. No way they were coming back.
The Giants were done last week.
Down three games to one to the Cardinals, they were stuck with nobody but Barry Zito to pitch Game 5. And besides, the Cardinals were the team with all the October magic, the team you absolutely couldn’t put away, even if you had them down to their final strike.
The Giants were done.
So how in the world is it that they’re going to the World Series? How in the world is it that when the World Series opens Wednesday night, it will be Tigers vs. Giants, and not Tigers vs. somebody — anybody — else?
Better question: Why in the world did anyone ever count out the Giants, who are now headed to their second World Series appearance in the last three years?
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