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Congrats, Giants!

imagesCAFJXHFZ.jpgTonight, I want to congratulate the San Francisco Giants on their 2010 World Series championship!

Your team may have had to struggle just to make it to October, but once you got there you rode Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, and your veteran leadership (how many World Series has Edgar Renteria starred in?!) all the way to the promised land, even knocking off the mighty Cliff Lee to finish things off.

Savor this night, as you never know when it may come again.  However, this squad (even the bit players) will be immortalized along the facility hallways and organization reunions for all-time.

The Big Unit Moves West

rjohnson.jpgWith the Minnesota Vikings making a playoff run, I have spent most of my blogging efforts covering them.  However, I did want to keep things at least somewhat up to date with a relatively big free-agent signing.

About a week ago, Randy “Big Unit” Johnson signed a 1-year, $8 million contract with the San Francisco Giants.  Johnson is approaching 300 wins (he has 296) and 5,000 strikeouts (he has 4,789), and those milestones are likely one of the reasons he is hanging around.

Johnson, predictably due to his large stature, has struggled with various back injuries in recent years, but when he is on his game he can still be dominant and very entertaining to watch.

The Giants aren’t expected to compete in the NL West this season, so Johnson was likely brought in to mentor young pitchers Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, who are promising young stars in Frisco.

I’m glad that the Big Unit is still hanging around…he’s fun to watch!

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