Giants Win World Series--and Offer a Lesson to the Yankees

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The San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the World Series last night, bringing the team its first championship since 1954. The title is also the Giants' first since they moved to California from New York in 1958—and Fanhouse points out that the team's win should serve as a lesson to another ballclub from New York: the Yankees.

Why? The Bronx Bombers' famously bloated payroll—which is more than twice as big as the Giants'—supports superstars like Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. The Giants, on the other hand, are "self-proclaimed castoffs and misfits," according to Fanhouse, and play as a team rather than a collection of big-name players:

"Sometimes we had good teams with the great Giants. Sometimes the team (with those players) was not as great," said Felipe Alou, among the stars for those early Giants, who were loaded with Hall of Famers soon after they moved to the West Coast in 1958 from New York. They never won it all, which is why Alou added, "A team isn't necessarily great, because you have a lot of great players. This (Giants) team is a team."

It has to be, because the Giants did on Monday night against Texas what they've done all season. They won by depending on everybody.

Read the full story at FanHouse.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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