Pictures from the San Francisco Giants World Series Parade

San Francisco relishes in the Giants' World Series victory

10/31/12 in MLB   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

In case you hadn't heard, the San Francisco Giants won the 2012 World Series on Sunday. Today, the team celebrated with a parade through the streets of San Francisco. I ducked out of the office for a bit and snapped some photos. 

A few highlights:
  • Yes, Sergio Romo is wearing a shirt that says, "I just look illegal"
  • The San Francisco 49ers helped out, driving some of the convertibles that the players sat on. Jim Harbaugh drove Brandon Belt and Alex Smith drove Matt Cain.
  • Brian Wilson made an appearance, on a cable car.
A few lowlights:
  • The players were on convertibles, so no one could see them outside of the first row.
  • The parade was dragged out with every sponsor and seemingly ever rich ticket holder floating by before the team.
Anyways, here are some photos, enjoy my not-so-expert photography:

Blog Photo - Pictures from the San Francisco Giants World Series Parade

Blog Photo - Pictures from the San Francisco Giants World Series Parade

Blog Photo - Pictures from the San Francisco Giants World Series Parade

Blog Photo - Pictures from the San Francisco Giants World Series Parade

That last one is the Giants' broadcast team (Kruk, Kuip, Miller and Flemming). 

Hit the jump for pics of some players and more of the scene:
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11/1/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

ML31 wrote:
That's kind of cheating the...   Lucky you.

I tired two years ago but couldn't even get into the City it was so crowded.  This year I was thinking of trying again thinking the 2nd time around wouldn't be as big...  Turns out even LARGER crowds were expected so I just didn't even try.  sad

You didn't miss too much, I promise! Those were the best pics I could get, and that was with my iPhone vaulted above my head. 

10/31/12   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Dan_B wrote:
I got there right around 11 when it kicked off. I work just 2 blocks away from Market Street though. 

That's kind of cheating the...   Lucky you.

I tired two years ago but couldn't even get into the City it was so crowded.  This year I was thinking of trying again thinking the 2nd time around wouldn't be as big...  Turns out even LARGER crowds were expected so I just didn't even try.  sad

10/31/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

ML31 wrote:
How early did you get there?

I got there right around 11 when it kicked off. I work just 2 blocks away from Market Street though. 

10/31/12   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

One more thing...  Don't be too hard on the sponsors getting floats in the parade.  They are footing the bill for nearly all the costs of that party...

10/31/12   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

How early did you get there?