The San Francisco Giants are all of a sudden becoming experts at celebrating.
After the franchise went more than 50 years in the city without a World Series title, the Giants have now won twice in the last three years. This year's version swept the Detroit Tigers in four games after defeating the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS.
Now, it is time to party.
Fox40 News tweeted that the victory parade will take place on Wednesday, October 31 at 11 a.m. PT.
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
It seems fitting that the streets will be filled with orange and black during Halloween.
Mayor Ed Lee has decided to create a safer route for the parade. According to Fox News:
The parade will take a slightly different route from the one that followed the Giants' 2010 championship. Instead of the financial district, it will start at the foot of Market Street.
The new route is safer and affords better views than the previous route, which followed a path taken in 1958 to introduce the Giants to San Francisco after their move from New York, Mayor's Office spokesman Francis Tsang said.
This team worked hard all year long to be able to earn this moment, even when it was counted out numerous times.
A setback was expected during the regular season when closer Brian Wilson needed Tommy John surgery after just two innings pitched. The same could be said when outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended for the rest of the regular season for using performance-enhancing drugs.
In both cases, the Giants proved that no one player is bigger than the team.
San Francisco continued to show its resolve when it was down 2-0 in the NLDS to the Cincinnati Reds and down 3-1 in the NLCS against the Cardinals. Once again, the squad did not quit and kept winning.
The Giants had as much drama in the last seven months as any team in the league. Players and fans should enjoy this well-deserved celebration to cap off an amazing year.