After months of musically expressing their love and admiration of the sport, The Baseball Project's Broadside Ballads series wraps up with a fitting conclusion to the season by paying tribute to the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
Bay Area native Scott McCaughey penned the heartfelt ballad "The Giants Win The Pennant," which captures years of disappointment and the eventual euphoria of the team's first World Series title in 56 years and its first in San Francisco.
"It was damn exciting -- in a way that was truly surreal, almost unbelievable," McCaughey said in an e-mail Sunday, explaining what it felt like to have his favorite sports team finally win the championship. "I mean, I know that in the great scheme of things, a sports championship is not the most important event in the world. It seemed like it that night, though."
"The Giants Win The Pennant" is the ninth and final entry in The Baseball Project's season-long Broadside Ballads series of songs that the band is giving away for free on ESPN.com's The Life. Read more here: sports.espn.go.com/espn/thelife/music/news/story?id=5818191