Kelvin_HerreraBaseball hit a pause over the weekend, as the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals prepared for game one of the World Series, set to take place on Tuesday night. While this week’s meeting against the two teams will mark their first time together as World Series foes, they aren’t exactly strangers on the baseball diamond. Although we didn’t know it at the time, Kansas City and San Fran played a World Series primer in August during the regular season. The Royals swept the Giants in three games at Kauffman Stadium, winning each game by at least three runs. Despite the sweep, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner managed to toss an 8 inning, 4 run contest, while Tim Hudson allowed just three runs in 6 innings of work. The Royals arms held the Giants bats in check over the three games, a managed to limit San Francisco to six runs over the entire series. Of course, these three regular season games hardly hold any barring on the outcome of the World Series, but the white-hot Kansas City Royals have destiny and momentum on their side. Conversely, the Giants have the talent and playoff pedigree on the roster to make for a hard fought series.

  • It’s hard to believe that the Giants have made it this far in the playoffs, and still have yet to use a two time NL Cy Young award winner. Now pitching out of the bullpen, Lincecum hasn’t thrown a pitch since late September, but has been keeping up with his normal routine for when his moment comes this October. Giants manager Bruce Bochy hinted that the right-hander will see action in the World Series later this week. (Tim Lincecum waits his turn, still yet to pitch)
  • Although the memory is still fresh in the minds of Red Sox’ fans, the historic 2004 comeback against the New York Yankees marked its 10 year anniversary over the weekend. From Robert’s ninth inning steal of second, to David Ortiz’ back-to-back walk-offs, to Schilling’s bloody sock in New York, the curse breaking squad left a lasting impression on one of sports’ most passionate fan bases. (Roberts’ steal set amazing 2004 playoff run in motion)
  • Tweet of the day: Probably the only one who truly believed, despite facing a 0-3 deficit.