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And Another Thing

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Giants 2, Experts 0

Remember a couple of days ago, when the Blob weighed on the World Series and said the best thing about it was that no one really knew what was going to happen?

Well, that hasn't exactly turned out to be wrong.

I mean, Game 1, Lincecum vs. Lee, and 18 runs are scored. Game 2, the Giants win 9-0, and they've now scored 20 runs in two games -- confounding all the seamheads who said one of the Giants' biggest problems in this Series would be scoring runs.

Here's something else the experts agree on: Destiny doesn't mean squat.

Oh, yeah?

Well, explain how the Rangers' Ian Kinsler can hit a ball that defied every law of physics, bouncing exactly on top of the outfield wall and then, instead of continuing on over the way momentum suggests it would, bouncing back for a ground-rule double instead of a home run?

And how do you explain Edgar Renteria, who hadn't hit a home run since July, breaking up C.J. Wilson's pitching gem with, yep, a home run?

I'm tellin' ya. Maybe there's no such thing as destiny, but some force outside the realm of human comprehension is likin' the Giants. A lot.

Ben Smith's blog.

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