In probably the least surprising announcement in a long time, Giants outfielder Cody Ross was named the National League Championship Series MVP. Over the course of six games, Ross was 7-for-20 with three home runs, 5 RBIs and four runs scored. His two homeruns in Game 1 were difference makers in getting the Giants off to a solid start.
It’s been a crazy season for Ross who started the year with the Florida Marlins, where he spent 120 games. The Fish placed him on waivers in mid-August and the Giants claim was the winner. After an up and down season with the Marlins, Ross played 33 games for the Giants, hitting .288 with three home runs and seven RBIs.
However, once the postseason started, Ross started to lock himself in. His playing time was only boosted thanks to a late season neck injury kept Jose Guillen off the postseason roster. Against the Braves he hit .286 with a home run and three RBIs. Once the NLCS began, Ross built his own little legend with his two home runs in Game 1 and a third home run in Game 2. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver can be prone to exaggeration but things are probably working out ok when they started referring to him as Babe Ross.
Now the Giants head on to the World Series to face the Texas Rangers and Cody Ross will be looking to add to his newfound postseason reputation. We’ll see what magic he can create when things kick off next Wednesday with Game 1 of the 2010 World Series.