The San Francisco Giants held onto a 3 to 2 lead in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat the Kansas City Royals and become the 2014 World Series Champs.
The Royals had a man on third with two outs, but the game ended when SALVADOR PEREZ popped out in foul territory.
Giants pitcher MADISON BUMGARNER pitched five innings in relief to close out Game 7, with just two days’ rest after pitching a shutout complete game on Sunday.
Bumgarner’s final World Series line sparkles: 2-0 with a save and a 0.43 earned run average, with nine hits, one run, one walk and 17 strikeouts in 21 innings. Add in 15 scoreless innings in earlier victories, against Texas in 2010 and Detroit in 2012, and you get a 0.25 E.R.A. that ranks as the best in World Series history, minimum 25 innings.
This is the Giants’ third championship in five years.
Oh, and they’re also the first team since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates to win Game 7 of the World Series on the road. The home team had won the NINE Game 7s in between.
BALLSY’S SPORTS SHORTS
The L.A. Clippers made a video to remind everyone that “this is a new era” . . . which is probably code for “Donald Sterling doesn’t own us anymore.”
’80s rassler BILLY JACK HAYNES is suing the WWE for more than $5 million . . . claiming he got Hepatitis C during a bloody match while he was employed by the company from 1986 to 1988.
REGINA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS..
The chase for high school grid-iron glory continues tonight on two fronts at Mosaic Stadium. In the early game the Riffel Royals, fresh off their quarterfinal pasting of Winston Knoll, tangle with the powerful Leboldus Golden Suns (5:15PM) . In the night cap Luther takes on Notre Dame (730PM)
CHAMPIONSHIP THURSDAY IN THE RMF
It’s a big night for some young football players at Leibel Field as the Regina Minor Football season comes to an end. In the early game the top 2 teams record wise meet in the Pee Wee final as the unbeaten Riders play the one loss Mustangs. The Mustangs, who have won 4 straight championships, will be in tough against the older more physical Riders. In the Bantam Final, the upstart Lakers will take on a talented Renegades squad. Action begins at 5:30pm. Good luck to all the teams and thanks to Kelly Hamilton, Len Antonini and the many volunteers for another great season!
THE TOP SENIOR CITIZEN TWEETS
More and more people over 65 are joining Twitter. So, here are The Top Senior Citizen Tweets.
My grandkids tell me there’s a limit on how many letters I can put in one of these things but so far I haven’t figured out what it is and . . .
Guess who just treated himself to a second helping of pudding! #YOLO
Okay, I Tweeted. Who did I Tweet to? Do they Tweet back? How do I know? Is there a noise?
Got another hot date tonight. She said if I play my cards right, she may even take out her teeth!
It’s 4:30 P.M. and I STILL haven’t had dinner! WTF?!?
If there’s one gift all grandkids LOVE, it’s a fistful of slightly moist hard candy.
WHAT A GREAT INVENTION!
It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while you see something flat-out BRILLIANT on a crowdfunding website. This is one of those times.
A guy in San Francisco has created a product called the Suitsy . . . and it could change business meetings, weddings, and funerals forever. The Suitsy is a ONESIE that LOOKS like a business suit, but FEELS like wearing pajamas.
You slip it on and zip it up using a zipper hidden behind the fake buttons on the shirt. The cuffs are fake and adjustable, and the WAIST is adjustable too. Based on the photos, it really does look like a wool suit instead of pajamas.
You can even put on a real tie and pass it off as an actual suit.
Finally when I think of TODAY’S QUOTE OF THE DAY, I think of Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner: “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.”