Pittsburgh. It's only fair.
The 'Burgh. Family ties, football ties, and "yay for small-market baseball" ties.
Man, one-off tiebreaker games are the best. I'll root for Pittsburgh on the principle of...um...honestly, this is kind of coin flipping. Let's go with the Giants never had as good uniforms as this.
Heart says Giants. Head says Pittsburgh. A healthier 2014 Giants team -- no Pagan? No Morse? -- and a less streaking 2014 Giants team would have me a lot more comfortable about it all... I'd love a chance at the Nationals here, but with 2010 and 2012 under our belt, I think it's too much to hope for for a deep run.
Pittsburgh sports fans went through enough on Sunday with that game against Tampa Bay.
Pittsburgh. Mainly because I have tickets to Friday's O's/Tigers game, and if San Francisco wins, the game is at noon. Pirates win? Game's at 3.
Heart says GO GIANTS because Buster Posey is my daughter's hero (she's a catcher and wears #28, and did you know he has a sister who plays softball named Samantha, which is my daughter's name?) and SF is one of my favourite cities in the world. Head has no idea because I don't follow MLB closely enough to know which team has a better chance.
"By the way, what's your least favorite NL Wild Card team - Pittsburgh or San Francisco?""San Francisco.""Heh. Nobody ever says Pittsburgh."
I do love the detail that Brandon Crawford's Grand Slam was the first ever post-season Grand Slam by a shortstop.
Last year, the Little Earthling had as a little league teammate the grandson of Dave McNally, the only pitcher to hit a Grand Slam in a World Series.