The following inspirational speech was given to the San Francisco Giants when they were nearly eliminated in the semi-finals leading up to the 2012 World Series. The speech was given by Hunter Pence, an outfielder who had joined the team earlier in the year.
“Get in here, everyone get in here. Look into each other’s eyes, now! Look into each other’s eyes. I want one more day with you. It’s the most fun, the best team I have ever been on and no matter what happens, we must not give in. We owe it to each other; play for each other. I need one more day with you guys. I need to see what Theriot will wear tomorrow. I want to play defense behind Vogelsong because he’s never been to the playoffs. Play for each other, not yourself. Win each moment, win each inning. It’s all we have left.”
The Giants went on to win three games in a row to win the semi-finals. Then they swept the Detroit Lions to win the World Series. Sometimes a little inspiration goes a long way.