Football weather was hardly a problem for the Giants given all they overcame this season.
They lost All-Star outfielder Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension for the use of performance-enhancing drugs on Aug. 15. Ten days later, the division-rival Dodgers strengthened their roster by obtaining Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez from the Red Sox.
But the Giants, counting the postseason, won 41 of their final 61 games.
“It’s amazing what they accomplished,” Bochy said. “I think when you look at this club, the terms ‘teamwork’ and ‘team play’ are used loosely. But these truly did. They set aside their own agenda and asked what’s best for the club.”