How could folks not get this? The hitting, the fielding and the pitching (oh, the pitching) for a San Francisco Giants team that led the majors in ERA, strikeouts and a bunch of other stuff.
All of that was apparent long before odds makers tabbed the Texas Rangers as World Series favorites and the Giants as lucky just to be in the hard-hitting shadow of the other guys' 10-gallon hats.
Yeah, well. The Giants rolled to a 4-0 win in Game 4 on Sunday night at Rangers Ballpark to sit a victory away from an inevitable world championship that may come as soon as Monday night -- you know, whether the Giants wish to admit it or not.
"I mean, it feels good," said Giants catcher Buster Posey, trying to keep from smiling in the visitors' clubhouse.