TO HEAR the Giants tell it, former Phillie Hunter Pence should be the World Series MVP.
Earlier this month, when the Giants were trailing the Reds, 2-0, in the best-of-five NLDS, Pence - who was traded from the Phils to the Giants in July - gave a motivating locker-room speech before Game 3 that would have made Knute Rockne proud.
The Giants, of course, went on to sweep the rest of that series, beat the Cardinals in seven games in the NLCS. On Sunday night, the Giants completed a sweep of the Tigers in the World Series.
Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery described Pence's speech in an Oct. 10 entry on the Facebook page of his band, Tim Flannery and Lunatic Fringe: