The 2022 MLB season didn’t really give San Francisco Giants fans many happy moments: they finished with an 81-81 record that summed up their performance: mediocre.
It was a far cry from the 107 wins they had gotten in 2021, but everybody knew entering the year that matching that output was going to be very tough.
Fans, however, will always have reasons to smile because of two things: the future, and the past.
The future is uncertain and nobody knows what it may hold.
It brings hope and dreams of returning to contention within a year or two, which seems reasonable.
The past, however, always steals smiles when it was well-lived.
For Giants fans, the early part of the 2010s decade was fantastic, a dream come true.
It was perhaps MLB’s last dynasty, depending on what you think about the late-2010s-early 2020s Houston Astros.
“For the third time in five years, the World Series was ours,” the Giants official account tweeted on Saturday, on the eighth anniversary of a major date in franchise history.
For the third time in five years, the World Series was ours 🏆🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/AJvtHPqoj0
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) October 29, 2022
The Last Dynasty
In 2014, the Giants won their third World Series trophy in a span of five years behind a masterful relief performance by left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
Bumgarner was at the peak of his abilities back then, and the Giants were a top team in the National League.
They beat the Texas Rangers in the 2010 Fall Classic, the Detroit Tigers in 2012, and the Kansas City Royals in 2014.
It was an impressive display of smart roster constructions, excellent pitching, and timely hitting.
San Francisco fans will never forget about that five-year run.