For the third time in five years, your San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Tonight's 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals cemented the team's status as a sports dynasty. All hail the Giants.
We here in San Francisco all love our Giants, but I think I can speak for the entire city when I say that even we are surprised by how ruthlessly we've been creaming the Texas Rangers in the World Series. The Rangers, who beat the Yankees to take the American League pennant, are the odds-on favorite in Vegas, and no one honestly expected our little misfit band of Giants—half of them picked up mid-season in random trades—to take the Series in four games, but it's looking like that's exactly what might happen.
For those who haven't already seen this classic, it's required watching before Game One. Commenter natedgg99 hits the nail on the head: Brian Wilson's a real-life Kenny Powers from East Bound & Down. Watch and soak up some quotes for the ages. Go Giants!
Okay, so you've been scrambling to plan your own barbecue celebrating the Giants smoking the Texas Rangers in their World Series showdown. You need a few cases of beer, a couple of pounds of meat and veggies and other accoutrements, right? Well, that's absolutely nothing compared to the World Series prep Public House and Mijita (ground zero for drunken revelers) are putting on for the first two games.
Here's our "World Series By the Numbers" down at the ballpark, courtesy of John Epperheimer, Director of Operations at both restaurants:
World Series tickets are going for upwards of $500 for standing room only. Bleachers? $900.
You can get a prime seat in McCovey Cove for less than $100, but it involves kayaking. We're sure it'll be crowded in those waters, but it's certainly an appropriately San Francisco way to take in our first World Series in 8 years.