Video Diary of a San Francisco Championship

By Armando Gonzalez,

I guess more than anything I put this thing together for closure. (video below)

To somehow put a bow on the most memorable 48 hours of my fanhood. Something to ensure that I would never forget those magical moments. To never forget what it felt like to have euphoria and elation spewing out of my every frame of being–all while knowing that the man or woman jumping up and down next to me on those streets of San Francisco was oozing with the same sort of emotion.

Something I can show my kids one day, a video scrapbook if you will, documenting what it looks like to love something so much and in two short days completely wipe out all the memories of heart brake and defeat in exchange for celebration at the peaks and pinacle of success.

One things for sure…when my kids are eventually told about the story of this team it will be quiet different than the story I was told at their age (read here). This new story will be soaked in overtones of optimism and hope where pessimism and discouragement once dwelled.

The story my kids, your kids, and grandkids will all be taught about the San Francisco Giants took a sharp turn a week ago today, on November 2nd-3rd. Those 48 hours not only shifted the narrative of a sports franchise but also effectively changed the lives of every man woman and child willing to bleed orange and black from this moment forward.

The torture is officially OVER. And it would take an entire lifetime to wipe away the feeling of triumphed satisfaction that I hold today. Because, the San Francisco Giants are champions of Major League Baseball.

About Jimmy Spencer

Jimmy Spencer has extensive experience in journalism and new media. As the founding editor of, Spencer combines his writing, reporting and editing skills to produce a "pretty good site about midtown." During the day, Spencer covers government and also covers the NBA. At night, he watches T.V. and plays on the Internet. Every now and then, he walks around his midtown neighborhood. Spencer began his professional journalism career with The Sacramento Bee, finishing his tenure with the McClatchy-owned newspaper in the new media department. Spencer moved to Connecticut where he continued his growth in new media as a writer/content producer for NBC Sports. Spencer also worked in media relations with the Sacramento River Cats, Minor League Baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Spencer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Sacramento where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The State Hornet campus newspaper. Spencer was raised in Marin County and currently lives in Sacramento, Calif. Spencer works in the community as a high school basketball coach in the Sacramento area.


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