Here is the opening to my column from Saturday’s division-winning Giants’ game:
After Angel Pagan caught Mark Kotsay’s ninth-inning fly ball giving the Giants an 8-4 win, giving the Giants the National League West title, Pagan waved his arms in sheer joy, and Buster Posey ran from home plate to Sergio Romo on the mound — later Romo would yell, “What a ride. What a ride” — and Romo and Posey hugged and all the Giants met at the mound and the fountains went off in right field.
The celebration was not wild. It was businesslike, even when the players, wearing hats with the logo “Playoffs,” ran around the outfield track saluting the fans. The players have much more to do before the wildness comes. On Saturday night, they earned the right to do more.
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