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San Francisco Giants Have a Scheduled Trip to the White House

BOSTON, MA - MAY 02:  A giant flag covers the Green Monster as the national anthem is played before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels on May 2, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  Both teams lined up on the baseline to observe a moment of silence to honor those that have died from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIJuly 19, 2011

It looks like the World Championship San Francisco Giants are heading to the White House.

The trip is happening on Monday and I say it's about damn time. This team defined all odds and all doubters about their lack of offense and not only made to the World Series—but won as well. 

Tim Lincecum was amazing during their playoff run, contributing to Game 1 and 5 in the World Series and winning both times. He came out victorious against Roy Halladay (one of the Philadelphia Phillies current aces,) and won Game 1 in the National League Championship. 

Lincecum did end up losing to Halladay in the Game 5 rematch, but the Giants bounced back and won 9-4 in Game 6. This was another testament to just how tough the Giants were during their playoff run. 

This San Francisco Giants team showed us what can really happen when a team starts to click at the right time. They didn't even finish with 100 regular season wins (92-70 record). However, they showed that they can put the regular season behind them and show up strong when it really matters. 

The Giants didn't win a World Series since 1954, now they get to reap the rewards. 

It's a true honor to go to the White House, whether it's by yourself or with your friends. However, going to the White House with your team, that you sweat blood and tears and grinded through the regular season and postseason with is truly special. 

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