Two down, two to go

San Francisco Giants are halfway to an elusive championship

Updated: October 29, 2010, 7:21 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Halfway to a championship 52 years in the making, the roars spiraled from the streets of China Basin toward the Embarcadero and beyond, curiously incongruous to the largely common feat of winning two home games. But the welling noise signified something deeper and more elusive: it was the clarity of a collective voice of a city, one tired of being first in beauty and second in everything else.

In many ways, the city of San Francisco and its baseball team share important ...

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