Well, the San Francisco Giants have done it again.
For the second time in three years they've won the World Series and their die-hard fans will be ready to greet them as they proceed in cable cars down the streets of San Francisco on Wednesday.
The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. local time on Halloween. The Giants will start at Market Street and proceed to the Civic Center. It will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Kron 4. It will be streamed live on CBS San Francisco, CSNBayArea.com and kron4.com. The parade route will be closed at about 9:30 a.m., per CBS San Francisco.
Fans are being prompted to use public transportation for the celebration, which includes BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans and ferries. The Civic Center parking garage will reportedly be closed from 9 a.m. until the end of the parade.
The Giants won the World Series this season in much the same manner as they did in 2010: with a team effort.
The starting pitching was once again stellar behind Matt Cain, Ryan Vogelsong, Madison Bumgarner and, yes, Barry Zito. The bullpen was outstanding, led by Tim Lincecum and closer Sergio Romo. And the offense came up with big hits, whether it was Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey or Marco Scutaro.
While every player seemingly made a big impact in the World Series (including defensive-minded shortstop Brandon Crawford), you can expect Posey to get the greatest ovation as he rides down to the Civic Center. The National League batting champion and Comeback Player of the Year already has two rings in his first three seasons in the league and he's widely expected to take home the NL MVP, as well.
Also, expect Zito to receive a warm ovation. After getting left off the 2010 postseason roster, he rebounded in a big way in the playoffs this year, allowing just three earned runs in three starts (16 innings). The Giants won all three games he started.
Oh yeah, and expect Brian Wilson to do something silly and make weird faces.
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