A toast to the 2013 San Francisco Giants

Mike Oz
Big League Stew

Editor's note: We're saying goodbye to teams mathematically eliminated from the 2013 MLB season with a toast. Want to contribute? Follow @BigLeagueStew on Twitter and await our call for submissions. Next up, the San Francisco Giants.

Not that anybody was expecting it at this point, but the San Francisco Giants made it official on Wednesday that we will not see back-to-back World Series champs. Nobody's done that since the Yankees won three straight from 1998 to 2000, and with their official postseason elimination on Wednesday, the Giants won't either.

The Giants season was decided a while ago, though. The team had been in no higher than fourth place since June 24 — falling while the rival Los Angeles Dodgers soared, not giving fans the expected Giants-Dodgers duel at the top of the NL West this season. But we can all still enjoy a toast to the Giants.

To the Giants, for having a little more time this year to clean your World Series rings. And to the Giants, for owning some of the best hair in baseball plus honest players and cute fans. To the Giants, for making the Padres look decent. To the Giants, for making us think gas prices are cheaper ... when we compare them to Barry Zito's ERA. And to the Giants, for giving fifth-graders motivation for their school speeches.

We're not going to bogart this toast. Here's what the people had to say to the 2013 Giants:

This isn't a toast, rather a haiku, but we'll allow it:

ALREADY: Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers.

UP NEXT: The Colorado Rockies and New York Mets are also eliminated. We're taking submissions now. Send your toasts to @BigLeagueStew on Twitter using the #MLBToasts hashtag. The San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies are next closest to elimination.

Pennant races are here. Spend the stretch run with us.
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