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Giants’ Brandon Belt Seems Primed For Breakout Season

Brandon Belt could become one of the best hitters on a Giants team that relies heavily on its pitching.

03/27/2013

Players huddle in prayer following the Kansas City Chiefs 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri -- the day after Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend at their home, then drove to the Chiefs' practice facility and took his own life. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sports Year: Sad Sagas The Story Of 2012

Again and again, it seemed, the sports world in 2012 saw the end of long tales with tragic or, at best, bittersweet endings.

97.1 The Ticket–01/01/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 31: The San Francisco Giants poses pictures with the 2012 World Series Trophy during the Giants' victory parade and celebration on October 31, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Giants celebrated their 2012 World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Detroit Symphony To Pay Up After Series Wager

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is paying up after losing a wager with its counterpart in San Francisco on the outcome of the World Series.

97.1 The Ticket–11/12/2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28: Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers and Third Base Coach Gene Lamont #22 looks on from the dugout against the San Francisco Giants during Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Three Main Reasons The San Francisco Giants Swept The Detroit Tigers In The World Series

Great pitching. The Giants starters, bullpen and closer were amazing in this series.

97.1 The Ticket–11/01/2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after defeating the Detroit Tigers to win Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the tenth inning to win the World Series in 4 straight games. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giants Found Similar Winning Formula To Win Again

The Giants’ championship formula is a familiar one, just with new faces all over the diamond two years later:

97.1 The Ticket–10/30/2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28: Matt Cain #18 and Jeremy Affeldt #41 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate with teammates after defeating the Detroit Tigers in the tenth inning to win Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the tenth inning to win the World Series in 4 straight games. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

World Series Averages Record Low Television Rating

The San Francisco Giants’ sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series’ television ratings.

97.1 The Ticket–10/30/2012

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Free Doritos Locos Tacos At Taco Bell On Tuesday

Millions of people across the U.S. are expected to “Live Más” on Tuesday when they claim their free Doritos Locos Taco from Taco Bell between 2 and 6 p.m.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2012

Omar Infante #4 of the Detroit Tigers gets assisted by the team trainer Kevin Rand and manager Jim Leyland #10 after being hit by a pitch from Santiago Casilla of San Francisco Giants. (Getty Images/Ezra Shaw)

World Series Ratings: Eyes Of The World Not On Tigers, Giants

Comparatively, the 1968 World Series, where the Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals, drew 27.5 million viewers to game four, according to Nielsen, back in a time when the United States had 100 million fewer people.

CBS Detroit–10/29/2012

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Tigers Vs. Giants: Five Things You Didn’t Know From Game 4 Of The World Series

Game 4 was the most exciting game of the World Series – a back-and-forth affair that took 10 innings to decide. In the end, though, the result was the same: a Giants victory. Here are five things you didn’t know about the game.

10/29/2012

Justin Verlander (Getty Images/Jamie Squire)

Verlander Says World Series Losses Get Harder

“I don’t think you can ever say, ‘I’ve been through this before, it’s easier this time,’ he said. “If anything, it’s a little more difficult.”

10/29/2012

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