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08:10 AM ET 10.23 | Thanks to his team's Game 7 win Monday, Barry Zito is on the verge of adding a chapter to his career that few would expected just a few short seasons ago. "It'd be special, man," said Zito, asked about perhaps taking the ball for Game 1 of the World Series in a Giants uniform. "It would be such a huge honor to do that, especially against a guy on (Justin) Verlander's level, a guy who was MVP of the league last year." The Giants haven't announced a starting pitcher yet. They'll have to select the first two starters from a pool that includes Zito, Tim Lincecum and Madison Bumgarner. But word around the team is that Zito deserves the honor, and the expectation is that it will be accorded to him after his 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Game 5.

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October 23, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Congrats to the Giants and their fans.




And just 2 weeks ago WWJ was on suicide watch

October 23, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Zito's effect in game 5 help management for a little while forget about that long tern contract he got from them. He deserves to start, but I don't think it matters with Verlander pitching for Detroit.

October 23, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Crazy playoffs this season. The Yankmees and the Cards both pull major flame outs.

October 23, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Congratulations to The Giants and The good people of San Francisco, they played great!!!

October 23, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Congrats to the Giants and their fans.And just 2 weeks ago WWJ was on suicide watch

I don't know about "suicide watch", but I was definitely on "cry softly into my beer" watch after the Giants lost their first two against the Reds.

October 23, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Congrats to the San Francisco Giants....and their fans.....now make us National Leaguers proud and crush this Tigers....

October 23, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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Congrats to the San Francisco Giants....and their fans.....now make us National Leaguers proud and crush this Tigers....

**those Tigers**

October 23, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Crazy playoffs this season. The Yankmees and the Cards both pull major flame outs.

Cards shouldn't hqvd even been there...13 games off the pace....thank god for that horsecrap 5th playoff spot...

October 23, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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Zito's effect in game 5 help management for a little while forget about that long tern contract he got from them. He deserves to start, but I don't think it matters with Verlander pitching for Detroit.

That was a huge move by Bochy.....by pulling that off he set up the next two games with his best pitchers

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October 23, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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Crazy playoffs this season. The Yankmees and the Cards both pull major flame outs.

Don't the Yankees do that every year?

October 23, 2012  09:53 AM ET

He needs to go out and beat Verlander, not feel honored to face him.

October 23, 2012  10:15 AM ET

I don't even know if I'm going to watch....I might try to see Verlander pitch again but not game 1 on the west coast.

October 23, 2012  10:17 AM ET

As a Dodger fan I hate to say this but congrats to the Giants , those guys deserve it .What an incredible season with clutch baseball all throughout the post season , once again proving pitching is everything in baseball . The Dodgers can learn a valuable lesson from our hated division rivals , You dont have to throw boat loads of cash to have a championship team , but if u do always invest on pitching first.

October 23, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Congrats to the San Francisco Giants....and their fans.....now make us National Leaguers proud and crush this Tigers....

Agreed.

Congrats to the Giants, they pitched well, and hit well and completely shut down the Cardinal offense. Well deserved pennant.

October 23, 2012  11:13 AM ET

Go.Tigers. That is all.

October 23, 2012  11:34 AM ET
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Don't the Yankees do that every year?

They do against the Tigers. Two teams with power and pitching, what more could you ask for? Yankees batting and Cards fielding sucked.

 
October 23, 2012  11:35 AM ET
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Go.Tigers. That is all.

Bless you boys, and Sock it to 'em. Tiger favorites.

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