A downpour is no problem to former Bison Marco Scutaro as he celebrates the Giants' victory and holds the NLCS MVP trophy aloft. (AP photo)
28,000 FEET OVER KANSAS -- Tweeting and blogging from a laptop on a plane en route to the World Series. Sometimes, this corner lives an odd existence.
We're en route to taking our hearts to San Francisco, where the Cardinals had theirs broken last night in a 9-0 bludgeoning in Game Seven of the NLCS. That put the total count at 20-1 in favor of the Giants over the final three games and was eerily reminiscent of the 1996 NLCS when the Cardinals suffered a 32-1 pounding at the hands of the Braves in dropping the final three games.
OId friend Marcos Scutaro, a Bison from 1997-2000 who didn't make the major leagues until he was 26 years old, was named the NLCS MVP. Quite a story.
There's no time for the Giants to rest and celebrate, however. Today is Media Day for the World Series at AT&T Park, as the Giants and Tigers meet reporters in a Super Bowl-style setting with each player getting his own table and reporters mingling through the room. MLB started this by accident in 2009 because it had the Great Hall of new Yankee Stadium at its disposal and it's proved to be a rousing success.
But because we'll be on the West Coast, the session will be much later than normal, running from 6 p.m-8 p.m. Eastern time.
Keep it here all Series long for notes and quotes and pictures and podcasts and sights and sounds of the City by the Bay and Motown. Flying onward.