Another stark parallel between Yankees of the late 1990s and the 2012 Giants — both teams made miracle plays seem normal. They did little things better than the other guys. They just wanted to win more because they believed that they deserved to win.
It is easy to say luck was involved — yes it was — but lets not forget they beat a team that essentially made Yankees look old, tired and a bunch of overpaid losers. The Giants beat them by hitting three home runs off arguably one of the most fierce pitchers in the game of baseball. They shut down two of the mightiest bats in baseball. The Giants made Detroit fans feel how some of us Yankee fans feel right now — home runs don’t win the World Series, teams do.