Pablo Sandoval Rounds The Bases On Facebook During World Series

As the San Francisco Giants won Major League Baseball’s World Series for the second time in three years, Giants fans took to Facebook to celebrate their team’s four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers. The most popular player on the social network? San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval, also known as Kung Fu Panda for his upbeat demeanor and plush physique.

Game 4, when the Giants clinched the World Series victory, was the sixth-most talked about event on Facebook this year, trailing the Super Bowl, Hurricane Sandy, the first Presidential debate, the Vice Presidential debate, and the Oscars. Facebook’s Talk Meter, which ranks the overall buzz around an event on a scale of 1-10, gave the final game a 6.71 rating across the U.S., and a 7.87 rating in California.

Courtesy of Facebook, here were the most popular players on the social network during Sunday’s World Series Game 4:

  1. Pablo Sandoval / Panda
  2. Sergio Romo
  3. Marco Scutaro
  4. Buster Posey
  5. Matt Cain
  6. Barry Zito
  7. Angel Pagan
  8. Gregor Blanco
  9. Brandon Crawford
  10. Tim Lincecum
Readers: Did you celebrate San Francisco’s victory on Facebook?

Image courtesy of Photo Works / Shutterstock.com.

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