Tomorrow begins a much anticipated Giants vs Dodgers series in San Francisco. I always love these series, for obvious reasons, but this year, it actually has significance in the standings. It already August and the Giants are only 4 1/2 games behind the Dodgers in the division standings! Needless to say, this series is HUGE! Its also the first meeting since Casey Blake mocked Brian Wilson. I am intrigued to see how that storyline will playout, if at all.
I fully intended to write this post on my favorite moments of the rivalry (so far), complete with images and videos, but I started watching Mad Men, Season 1 and it took over my entire day. (I am now hooked on this show and only have seven days to watch Seasons 1 and 2 before Season 3 starts next Sunday.)
So this is as far as I got:
The Shot Heard Around the World (this never gets old)
Other Memorable Moments:
* Brian Johnson's Walk-off Home run (1997) * JT Snow's Hidden Ball Trick (1999) * Barry hitting #71 off of Chan Ho Park (2001) * Barry hitting a home run off of Eric Gagne's 100 mph pitch (2004)
Let's hope there are more Giants-favorable moments made over the next 3 days!
Feel free to share your favorite Giants over Dodgers moment!
(I found this Web site detailing the rivalry.)