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Twitter Reacts as San Francisco Giants Are Crowned World Series Champions

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28:  Sergio Romo #54 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with his teammates after striking out Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers in the tenth inning to win Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the tenth inning to win the World Series in 4 straight games.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistOctober 29, 2012

The San Francisco Giants clinched the four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers in the World Series on Sunday night, earning the franchise's second title in the last three years.   

The Giants rode stellar pitching and timely hitting in their dominant performance over the American League champions.

After being down three games to one to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS, the Giants came back. They also came back from two games down against the Cincinnati Reds in the NLDS. In other words, this team played like this championship was its destiny.

With every major sporting event comes gobs of Twitter reaction. Let's take a look.

 

Twitter Reaction

ESPN Stats & Info gave us some background regarding San Francisco's franchise history:

#SFGiants: 7th World Series title (last: 2010); 3rd World Series sweep (1922, 1954)

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 29, 2012

Sports Illustrated couldn't believe that Miguel Cabrera went down the way that he did to make the game's final out:

Shocked that Cabrera went down looking. Giants bullpen was fantastic tonight.#sfgiants

— SI MLB (@si_mlb) October 29, 2012

ESPN anchor Adnan Virk thanked the Giants for a reminder of how titles are won:

Pitching and defense win championships. Thanks for the reminder #SFGiants

— Adnan Virk, ESPN (@adnanESPN) October 29, 2012

New York Post columnist Joel Sherman spoke about Pablo Sandoval's World Series MVP trophy and the rest of his team:

Sandoval was WS MVP, but case could have been made for Lincecum, Romo, pretty much whole #sfgiants staff. They dominated postseason

— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 29, 2012

Sherman added this interesting note, looking toward the possible future:

So in last 7 yrs, the only 2 teams to win 2 championships r #cardinals and #sfgiants. See what happens when there is no salary cap

— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 29, 2012

Fox Sports brings us a quote from Marco Scutaro, whose red-hot bat was a major reason the Giants made this happen:

"I don't even know what to say right now. We just won the #WorldSeries!" - Marco Scutaro #SFGiants - World Series Champions

— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 29, 2012

CBS sportscaster Bonnie Bernstein gave her insight into the Giants' recipe for success:

Great pitching from unexpected places. Power hitting from unexpected bats. And some solid D from the underdog. Congrats, #SFGiants!

— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) October 29, 2012

Salon.com movie reviewer Bob Calhoun infuses some humor into the Giants' win:

The #SFGiants struck out way too many times in the #WorldSeries. I don't know how they'll advance in the off season if they don't fix that.

— bob calhoun (@bob_calhoun) October 29, 2012

I hate to sound like a broken record, but Sherman is on a roll tonight:

My hope is in post-game Bochy says Hurricane Sandy is turning back out to sea because he was right about everything else this week #sfgiants

— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 29, 2012

New York Post reporter Kevin Kernan gives us a cross-sport comparison, comparing two title-winning head coaches with a familiar team nickname:

Bruce Bochy is Tom Coughlin. They are both giants #sfgiants #nyg 2 world championships

— Kevin Kernan (@WheresKernan) October 29, 2012

How about this stat from ESPN Stats & Info?

#SFGiants: 1st NL team to win 2 World Series in 3-year span since 1975-1976 Reds

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 29, 2012

Here's a Bruce Bochy quote courtesy of Giants fans' official Twitter feed:

"[Giants fans] play such a critical role in our success. These guys feed off of that. Thank all of you." -- Bruce Bochy #SFGiants #SFGChamps

— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiantsFans) October 29, 2012

I like this idea from Sports Illustrated's Joe Sheehan:

Next year, raising the stakes, the #SFGiants will populate their bench with animals adopted from local shelters and locally-sourced produce.

— Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) October 29, 2012

I can't say I disagree with him. The Giants did show us this year, and in 2010, that big bankrolls and superstar names aren't required to win the one that matters most. At this point, nothing this franchise does would be surprising.

Let's leave things with a quote from Bochy, courtesy of Fox Sports:

"What made them so special, such an unselfish group. They played for each other & the fans. Never-say-die attitude." - Bruce Bochy #SFGiants

— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 29, 2012

Anyone who watched this team has to agree. From the divisional round all the way through, the Giants just had a vibe surrounding them. Part of it was Bochy's coaching, and part of it was the baseball gods doing their job, but most of the credit goes to the players' team-first attitude under all circumstances.

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