2012 Giants: Don't Stop Believin'

October 30, 2012, 2:41 am
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As I type this, I'm currently somewhere over the Rocky Mountains, flying home after an incredible roller coaster of a ride through the playoffs. Over the past few weeks, I've logged thousands of miles, conducted dozens of interviews, and my head has been soaked with beer and champagne on four different occasions. (I hear it's good for the hair).And though I can barely keep my eyes open, I wouldn't trade a single second of it for anything.I started covering the Giants in 2010. Three years later I'm lucky to say I've now covered two World Series Championships.Both were special in their own unique way. The 2010 team was well documented as the Band of Misfits, an eclectic collection of characters that waved a red thong all the way to City Hall. And as much as they tortured their fans during the regular season, their trip through the post season was almost effortless.But there is something about the 2012 squad that will really stick with me. They embody the essence of "perseverance," "determination," and "selflessness." They are a team in every sense of the word. And they will forever be a constant reminder to me that no matter how impossible something seems, there's always a way to achieve it as long as you believe.I know that sounds a little cheesy and a little sappy, but I thought it was a good time to reflect back on this crazy ride that will culminate with another sea of orange and black at City Hall Wednesday. One of my favorite memories from the 2010 parade was when the entire crowd started singing "Don't Stop Believing." I captured some of it on my camera...and it seemed appropriate to share now.Congrats to the 2012 Giants and their faithful fans who never gave up hope!