7th inning of Game 5…
Lee and Lincecum are locking antlers in a pitchers duel…
Giant fans at the Public House watching.
For the first minute of this video, everyone is paying close attention, but know there are 2 outs, Cliff Lee is not the pinata he was in Game 1, and that a scoring opportunity may be squandered here.
I mean how many times can Edgar Renteria come through for the Giants.
Then the fly ball…
There is cautious optimism…
Then it completely clears the wall.
At around the 0:59 mark of this video, listen for that pause before the place erupts.
That pause was the very last moment that a Giant fan ever thought they were going to die without seeing their team win it all.
Then collective “YEAH!”
At that moment they knew the Giants were up 3-0 with Lincecum on the mound.
They knew that the World Series was theirs.
No more Finley grand slam.
No more J. T. Snow thrown out at the plate.
No more handing the game ball to Russ Ortiz.
No more Troy Glaus double or Scott Speizio homer.
No more Benny Agbayani walk off shot.
No more watching the Marlins get 3 walk off wins in two different series.
No more winning 103 games and missing the playoffs.
No more Earthquake series.
No more Jose Oquendo home run.
No more Maldonado losing it in the lights.
No more line drive by McCovey.
At that moment, all of that became prologue.
And the release of happiness was well earned.
I had a similar scream in 2004.
It felt good.
Enjoy it Giants fans.
Pitchers and catchers are reporting soon.