On my Mountain Democrat Twitter and Facebook profiles, I stated that I firmly believed the San Francisco Giants would beat Detroit in the World Series in five games. But a sweep is just as good, right?
Today, San Francisco will be rocking as the victory parade takes place on Market Street. To celebrate two World Series titles in three seasons — that’s remarkable. As a life-long Giants fan I remember the limited success in the 1980s — making it to the National League Championship Series in 1987 and ’89, winning in the latter year before losing to the Oakland A’s in the World Series. After the 1990s came and went with the “so close” seasons, success began in the 2000s.
In my opinion, the Giants are starting a mini-dynasty.
Over the weekend, I was toying around with the lyrics to one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite rock bands, Kiss. The song is called “Detroit Rock City” released in 1976. It’s about a man who is tragically killed in a car crash going to a Kiss concert in Detroit, Mich.
Now you’ll get to read my parody that has a happier ending. It’s titled, “San Francisco Rock City.” If you’re reading my column on the Mountain Democrat’s Website — mtdemocrat.com — scroll toward the bottom of the page before, or after, you’re done to see the video Kiss made on the “Paul Lynde Halloween Special” also from 1976. You can fit the lyrics of the song to my parody.
Here we go — clear the throats.
“I feel alright on game night
Seven o’ clock, and Giants fans are at AT&T Park
I hear Pablo’s bat, and it gets us through
Buster comes on strong, fans know what they have to do
We got to Get up … Everybody’s gonna move their feet … Shout it out … Giants fans are gonna leave their seat … Opponents are going to lose their minds in San Francisco, Rock City. (Chorus repeats again)
Getting late, Marco Scutaro just can’t wait
Eight o’clock, the Giants know their fate
First there’s pitching, then there’s defense
Start the cheers, relieving the tense
Matt Cain’s fast, pitching 95
Fast ball hits top speed, opposing batters movin’ much too slow
Cain feels so good, pitching staff is so alive
Fans want to shout and stand … and it goes
Nine o’clock, Sergio Romo is going to rock
There’s a batter in the box, Romo starin’ at his eyes
Oh my gosh, no time to turn
Romo has to laugh ’cause the batter struck out looking
Giants celebrate another World Series title, victories are cooking!”
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