The 2016 San Francisco Giants won 89 games this season and were three outs away from winning No. 90 when the bullpen imploded — again. You’d think manager Bruce Bochy would have been seen this coming by now; his bullpen had blown the lead, on average, one in every five games during the regular season.

But, if baseball were that predictable, if Bochy could have seen the unseen, you could bet he would have used his managerial wisdom to reconcile the outcome.

“But that’s baseball,” said Bochy.


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Did you get goosies when you saw the new post-season promotional video on the MLB Network? I certainly did (if you missed it, watch the instant replay above).

Vin Scully’s timeless voice and timeless calls are once again center stage. The video pulls us through a half century of Scully’s greatest calls in record time: two minutes and 25 seconds. From Sandy Koufax to Bill Buckner/Mookie Wilson and Kirk Gibson, the “timeless” voice resonates with fans young and old.