7.25: Obama addressing the Giants
Well it was also a 23 year old outfielder last time the Giants. Won the World Series. Back when the team was in new York and even though there have been some great Giants teams sense that. None of them. Had brought a championship back to the -- And then this team came along. Manager Bruce broad street once called them a -- of misfits and cast off on that. Or as GM. Brian Zabian put it we've got a lot of characters. With a lot of care. One of these characters is Tim Lincecum we're. Okay. If not better. When Tim entered the draft five years ago nine teams festival will be for the Giants picked him up. Nobody thought somebody that's -- eight. What about violent and don't -- could survivor not just flying apart. But now we have two cy young's under his belt. Everybody understands why he's called the free. Before game five last year Tim was so relaxed He was singing in the clubhouse. That's how -- teammates knew they were about to -- something special and after watching him pitch eight incredible innings including a stretch of eleven strikes in a row. America learn sometimes it's good idea to bet on the skinny -- OK. Okay. And then there's the guy with the with the beard wasn't. I -- putter. -- famous sportsmen around words the FB in words that's an advantage. Now underneath. Brian's -- Andy spandex tuxedo. And they see captain custom. And cleats -- this based on. Is also one of the most dominant closers in baseball. -- think Brian you should know that Michelle was very relieved that. The press is going to be talking about what somebody else winners here in one. So that is not just her making a fashion statement. -- -- this team. Is a little different. Even though these players have always all of the traditional roles. One thing they don't know it. And maybe some of that wisdom comes from all the all time greats who never won a series. But know that being a giant means being a giant polite. And that's why -- -- Willie McCovey can often be found hanging around the clubhouse. Following young players aside and offering them hitting tips. And the -- goes both ways Bryant's. What those players went through when they played. To not bring one home like we did this is for them. So for this team winning the World Series mis remembering their routes. Especially when most roots run deep. Last year after all the confetti had been cleaned up and the players have gone home Willie Mays took the trophy back to the side of the old polo grounds in New York. And He visited students at PS 46 on the spot where the stadium once foot. And told stories about playing stickball with the neighbor kids all those years ago. The rest of this team. As also made a point of giving back when there supporting wounded Warriors and their families or becoming the first professional sports team to join the it gets better. That's what this team is all about. Characters with character. And so once again I want to congratulate. This team and wish them all the best of luck. In the rest of the season unless the White Sox are in. World Series. But right now it's not. -- back and congratulate -- like. Okay.
President Barack Obama addresses the Giants and calls out Tim Lincecum and Brian Wilson.