The San Francisco Giants have been the talk of the baseball world lately. Since June 30, they've gone on a ridiculous 16-3 streak, catapulting themselves from 35-47 and well out of contention to 51-50 and being just two games back of a Wild Card spot. Magical.
Three of their last four wins have come in walk-off fashion. There's simply no denying that a sense of destiny is in the air out in San Francisco.
With beloved manager Bruce Bochy retiring at the end of the year, the Giants owe it to him to go all in for one last shot at postseason glory.
We're talking about a man who was at the helm of the closest thing the baseball world has had to a dynasty since the turn-of-the-century Yankees. From 2010 to 2014, Bochy brought the Giants three championships and countless memorable moments.
He deserves one last chance at taking his team back to October.
And the Giants have the roster to make it there. For the first time since they last won the World Series back in 2014, they have Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval all on the same squad. The three of them know what it takes to win it all.
There might be calls for the Giants to cut their losses and sell, but this streak has shown the true mettle of the team. After bringing this organization so much joy during his time as manager, he deserves one last gesture of faith.
There are those who doubt that fate exists, but there's an undeniable sense that with Bochy calling it a career after 2019, this has the feel that it was meant to be.