Yeah, right...but as I write this, it's about ten minutes since the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. I didn't pay a great deal of attention, but I always try to be watching when the final out of a World Series takes place, and tonight was no exception. A few thoughts:
:: The game ended around 10:35 pm, Eastern Time. Wow. For baseball, that's ridiculously early, innit? I've seen World Series games decided after midnight in recent years.
:: And since it ended early, Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum won't be out quite as late on a school night! (Seriously, the guy looks like he's 14.)
:: FOX Sports does a great job with its World Series and baseball coverage. They really do. One thing I always love about them is the way they have a camera on just about everybody on the team that's going for the win in the 9th, so when the final out happens, they've got footage of every single player's reaction as they see the last out and start jumping for joy, screaming, and charging for the pile-up on the pitcher's mound. That's always very cool.
:: They also had the obligatory footage of a crowd's reaction in San Francisco as the final out happened. It was the usual stuff -- a crowd of mostly young-ish people suddenly jumping up and down and screaming and hugging as their hometown boys won the title. The camera then panned across the crowd, and suddenly there's a little old lady, maybe all of five feet tall and around 80 years old, jumping and screaming and looking for someone to High-Five with the best of 'em. What a great moment!
Congrats to the Giants!