ARLINGTON, Texas -- When it was finished and the Giants had won their first World Series title since 1954, you expected 23-year-old catcher Buster Posey to leap up and say something about going to that place where Mickey Mouse lives.
Talk about a storybook season with a fairy-tale ending.
When Posey was behind the plate for rookie Madison Bumgarner's sensational Game 4 start, the duo formed the first all-rookie battery to start a World Series game since Spec Shea and Yogi Berra in Game 1 in 1947.
He also became the fifth-youngest catcher in World Series to homer in Game 4 behind, among others, Johnny Bench and Tim McCarver.
He's also the third Giants rookie to homer in the World Series -- the first since Jimmy Ripple in Game 3 of the 1936 Fall Classic -- and only the second rookie in World Series history to bat third in a lineup (Berra in 1947 was the first).
Amid the champagne and jubilation afterward, what was Posey thinking?
Something that would make his parents -- or any parents -- proud.
"It's one of those things where you want to thank your mom and ad for all the work they've put in," Posey said. "Getting me where I needed to be, buying bats and balls."
And to be a World Series champion?
"I can't put it into words," said Posey, who batted .300 with a homer and two RBI in his first World Series. "Unbelievable.
Somehow, you get the feeling that this won't be the last time we see the kid on the big stage.