Out of nowhere, Cody Ross has become one of the most popular athletes in the Bay Area. You can't go anywhere in San Francisco right now without someone talking about his sweet swing or his trademark home run hop.
And according to the playoff simulation conducted by 2K Sports, Ross is going to transform from popular to legend as "MLB 2K10" predicts that the Giants will not only beat the Yankees in the World Series, but that it will be a Ross home run that will lead them to a parade down Market Street.
In fact, the Giants find themselves down three games to one against the Yankees (after beating the Phillies in six) before mounting the epic comeback, winning three games in a row to capture their first World Championship since 1954.
Ross is named MVP after smacking a two-run home run in Game 7 to finish off New York.
Call it "the hop heard 'round the world."