Eight years ago, the Los Angeles Angels of Orange County rallied around a card-carrying monkey to beat big-headed Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants in the 2002 World Series. When this year's installment of the Fall Classic begins Wednesday night in San Fransisco, the Giants are hoping the red rally thong of former Orioles fan favorite Aubrey Huff can tip the scales against the Texas Rangers.

In late August, the Giants first baseman was stuck in a slump, so he did what most major-league players would do in that situation: start wearing a woman's thong. The Giants responded to win 20 of their last 30 games, sneak into the playoffs and ride Huff's banana-hammock magic all the way to the World Series.

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"It was just something to kind of loosen the guys up when it started, and it turned out to be kind of a nice run," Huff recently told The Mercury News in this interesting feature. "I couldn't stop and it's actually gotten quite comfortable in the last month and a half."

Cliff Lee and Josh Hamilton are superstars, but there's no way I'm betting against Huff's magical underpants. Throw in Brian Wilson's

and

, Tim Lincecum, and I'm taking the Giants in six.

Who do you got?

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