Giants win first World Series since 1954

The San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers, 3-1, to win the World Series in five games. It was the Giants first World Series title since 1954 and first since moving to San Francisco in 1958. It was a dominant series for the Giants, who won the first two games easily and recorded two shutouts. In the last two games in Texas, Giants pitching held the Rangers to a total of one run.

While Giants fans will recall every out, for the rest of us it wasn't a very memorable Series. There were no dramatic late-inning heroics or major controversies. That's what happens when one team's pitchers totally stymie the other side.

The MVP was Edgar Renteria (a .412 Series average), but the totally adorable dork Tim Lincecum (shown shirtless here) won his two starts. This was an easy Giants team to root for, unlike recent ones that had the surly likes of Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent. I'll take Brian Wilson and his leather friend any day. And, finally, do the Giants' victory caps have penises on them?

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