The San Francisco Giants celebrated their second World Series championship in three years after they swept the favored Detroit Tigers. The Giants proved that their championship in 2010 was not a fluke and that they are an outstanding team.
The old adage of "good pitching beats good hitting" holds true in San Francisco. With Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Ryan Vogelsong and a resurgent Barry Zito, there is no reason the Giants cannot be back in the hunt in 2013.
If former two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum can return to top form, the Giants' starting rotation will once again be a core strength of the team.
The Giants' bullpen is also extremely good, and if closer Brian Wilson can make a successful return following his second Tommy John surgery, they will be even better.
As a life-long Giants fan, I am grateful and spoiled by the traditions of this organization. Let's take a fun look at some of these great team traditions.