October 29, 2012 7:30 PM

It's All About October

You will remember how Oakland A's GM Billy Beane remarked (in a half-joking, have-bitter way) that his s--- doesn't work in the playoffs. Well, across the bridge, it is now clear that San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy's s--- and the s--- of GM Brian Sabean works just fine, thank you very much.**By s----, I of course mean, "samp," which is coarsely ground corn.Look: How do you explain it? How do you explain Pablo Sandoval, 12 home runs all year, smashing six in 16 playoff games, including three in one World Series game? How do you explain Barry Zito, in year 6 of his "worst contract in baseball tour," throwing 7 2/3 shutout innings to save the Giants in the NLCS, then pitching 5 2/3 strong innings in Game 1 of the World Series to out-duel Justin Verlander?How do you explain Ryan Vogelsong at all?Then again, how did anyone explain Cody Ross two years ago? Or the timing of Edgar Renteria? Or Brian Wilson's beard?Truth is, explaining it only serves to diminish it

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