Originally Posted by powersackers
Failing to win 1 of 3 at home is historic in the NL, never been done. Historic in baseball, second time ever.
Bad choice of words. Historic, yes because it was the first in the NL. Epic or memorable. No.
Epic chokes was Philly in '64, Mets in '07, Braves and Sox last year in the regular season.
Even the Giants in the '02 WS, the Buckner Red Sox, the Rangers in '11 etc, etc...were more "chokish". And who can forget the '03 NLCS Cubs.
This one won't be remembered like that.
Did the Cards choke in the '68 WS or the Sox in '67? (losing the last 3 as did several others).
No one really considers those chokes, rather Tiger and Card "comebacks".
This will be a Giant "comeback" in a preliminary series and will remembered only when some team goes up two games on another on the road in a LDS.
Historic Footnote. A really tough trivia answer.