Nick San Miguel: Ryan Vogelsong’s Retirement
Ryan Vogelsong retiring as a Giant was my favorite moment of the year. I wish it was something else, I really do. A game with a huge comeback, a nice web gem. There weren’t too many of those so I just thought of the moments this year that made me happy to be a Giants fan.
I thought about being a sarcastic jerk and making my moment be Dyson walking in the winning run, talking about how it was a metaphor for the year and all that jazz. However, I thought better of it. I’m sick and tired of everyone being upset and angry with the Giants. In case you needed reminding, the Giants won THREE World Series championships in this decade. This is something that you’ll tell your kids about, and they’ll tell their kids about it. Who cares that they stunk in the latter half of the decade. They won three. Three. What better way to be reminded of that than having an old friend come back to ride off into the sunset?
Seeing Ryan Vogelsong on the mound in a Giants uniform made me smile. The only other thing that I distinctly remember a Giants player doing that made me smile this year was when Hunter Pence hit a home-run on my birthday. That was pretty cool. But I’m sticking with Vogelsong. I think we all needed that dose of nostalgia, as a reminder of how far this team has fallen in just a few years, but also of how ridiculously high they were flying.