SF Giants Parade Route 2012: What to Watch For During Championship Celebration

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 29, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 03:  San Francisco Giants fans pack into the Civic Center Plaza during the Giants' victory parade on November 3, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Thousands of Giants fans lined the streets of San Francisco to watch the San Francisco Giants celebrate their 2010 World Series victory over the Texas Rangers.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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There will be tricks and plenty of treats for San Francisco Giants fans this Halloween as they celebrate their 2012 World Series champions with a victory parade through the city.

San Francisco disposed of the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night, winning Game 4, 4-3, in 10 innings to complete the series sweep on the road. Bruce Bochy and the Giants finished up the postseason winning seven consecutive games and can now talk dynasty, having won two titles in the past three years.

Here we get you set for Halloween's championship parade, which is sure to be even more wild this time around in 2012.


When: Wednesday, October 31

Start Time: 11 a.m. PT


What to Watch 

Pablo Sandoval

Kung Fu Panda was named 2012 World Series MVP for his dominant offensive performance against the Tigers. Sandoval hit .500 with three home runs over the course of the series. 

Fans should either be cheering on Pablo and his Giants teammates or at least grinning from ear to ear while watching at home. After all, it's not that often a player with such a hilarious nickname wins the most coveted individual postseason award. 


Mayor Edwin Lee

The Mayor of San Francisco was thrilled to announce the parade plans on Twitter shortly after the Giants wrapped up their second World Series title in three seasons:

The @sfgiants are #WorldSeries champs!!! Hope to see everyone out in #SF in their black and orange for the parade - 11am this Wednesday!

— Edwin Lee (@mayoredlee) October 29, 2012

Those attending, tuning in or streaming this Wednesday's parade should check out the super wide grin on Mayor Edwin Lee's face as he likely greets the team, celebrates his win over Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, and perhaps hands them the key to the city. 


The Crowd

A parade would just be an awkward and slow way to get somewhere without the mass of cheering supporters. Of course you have to watch for the sea of proud Giants fans on Wednesday. They were phenomenal all postseason long and certainly gave San Francisco a boost in all three of their series. 

Sure, the parade is about celebrating the franchise's accomplishment, but it's every bit as important to the fans who have invested their time and emotion into San Francisco Giants baseball for the past seven months. 



The 2012 parade route is expected to be very similar to the 2010 route according to FOX40 News' official Twitter account:

The Giants' victory parade will be held 11am Wednesday in SF along Market Street. FOX40 will be reporting LIVE from the scene.

— FOX40 News (@FOX40) October 29, 2012

The 2010 parade began at Montgomery and Washington streets and passed through Market Street and Civic Center Plaza before ending at City Hall, according to the San Francisco Chronicle


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