Celebrities in the wake of greatness

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The Giants are taking the world by storm.

After the remarkable World Series win, San Francisco seems to be the mecca of baseball these days.

Rightfully so.

giants.jpgThese guys sure know how to party.

A reported 1.5 million were on hand last week for the parade celebration. Talk about coming in with style. Keeping with the famed cable car tradition of the beautiful city the team rode in on cable cars among ticker tape flowing by the thousands. Without a doubt a lovely display of black and orange.

The honor didn’t stop there.

Probably the most recognizable of all the champions is “The Beard” Brian Wilson.

brian_wilson_fear_the_beard_black_tshirt.jpgAlways notorious for his outlandish behavior, the playoffs gave him an outlet to let loose and get recognition. Described as a “real life Kenny Powers” by the good folks at TMZ, Wilson found his way into the mainstream after the World Series.

brian wilson.jpegWilson has helped bring in a new wave of baseball fans to the sport, in my opinion. His mentality and persona is unlike that of any player in the game today, really. It is refreshing to see a Rick Vaughn type “Wild Thing” take the mound to close out a game.  Let’s just hope he doesn’t flame out or end up in the California Penal League.

Another hero made his way to late night, my man Freddy Sanchez.
freddy.jpgI honestly got chills as I sat watching him take shots of Jameson on Lopez Tonight, with George Lopez. Aside from a cheap latino joke, Sanchez handled himself very well and looked like he embraced the limelight. In nearly every interview I have seen with him he always speaks at length about his time in Pittsburgh. He talked about how much he enjoyed being a Pirate after Lopez took a shot at the club. Lopez’s main objective was to divert attention away from Pittsburgh to talk about Sanchez being a Los Angeles native. Nonetheless, it was a brilliant five minutes and hopefully people begin to relaize once again that a Freddy Sanchez type human being are a dime a dozen.

Another classy Giant has to be MVP Edgar Renteria.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for er.jpgRenteria turned down an offer from his native Columbia. His country had asked to throw a parade for him honoring his MLB achievements. He respectfully turned it down and asked the money, time and effort be put towards that of helping flood victims in the area.

The Giants may not be where they were this year, next year. It will be hard to forget the memories and characters from the improbable victory, though.

photo credits: sacbee.com, yahoo.com

8 comments

  1. The Cub Den

    I’ll tell ya, Lincecum has some nasty stuff. He’s destined for the hall. “The Beard” definitely ranks up there with Rollie Fingers–“Stache”
    Cooperstown was incredible!!!
    My first ballgame was the Expos vs Pirates-1981! It was a 6 hour game, but wow, Carter, Dawson the whole bunch.

    –Mark

    http://cubden.mlblogs.com/

  2. blithescribe

    It’s neat that you like Freddy Sanchez. I’d forgotten he was a Pirate before he was a Giant. He was two years behind me in high school and played for my school’s crosstown rival. They beat us in baseball quite handily in those years, which was a new thing because my school’s team had the MLB hopeful just a few years before that. Anyway, it’s not like I really knew him then and he certainly would not remember a rival high school team’s stat girl now but it was great seeing him get to be part of the Giants World Series win. He was a classy and talented player way back in the day and he’s a classy and talented player now.
    -Kristen
    http://blithescribe.mlblogs.com/

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