There isn't a lot of spit-take news coming out of the pre-World Series media sessions. Someone asked Sergio Romo what country he was from. Ned Yost revealed that he got Vida Blue's autograph on a dollar bill once and then spent it that afternoon. Stuff like that. During Bruce Bochy's press conference, though, there was actual news:
World Series roster will remain the same from NLCS, Bochy said. Must be set tomorrow so no changes as long as everyone's healthy.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) October 20, 2014
That roster, again:
The only question was if the Giants realized after a best-of-seven series that Tim Lincecum was basically superfluous. They did not. Even though Lincecum didn't pitch or come close to pitching, and even though the Giants played a game in which they used every position player before extra innings (Game 3), they're still sold on Lincecum helping them.
Fine. If you're going to troll the world ... I mean, I don't mind repeating myself, here. Lincecum will be the star of the 14-inning game that happens a day after Yusmeiro Petit throws five innings. The scuttlebutt is that he threw a good bullpen, so I'll bite. I'm in. Prove me wrong. Show up throwing 93 with movement and devastating offspeed stuff, Mr. Lincecum. Shame the other team. Shame them.
I would have gone with Gary Brown, but I'm someone who doesn't have a single ring to count. Here's hoping the Giants didn't screw this up.