SF Giants Parade Route 2012: What to Watch for During Epic Celebration

Ben ChodosCorrespondent IIOctober 31, 2012

Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo (54) reacts with teammates after they defeated the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series in game four of the 2012 World Series at Comerica Park. The Giants won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Francisco Giants are world champions and it is now time for the team to celebrate with its city.

Fox News reported that city officials have decided to change the route the team used to celebrate its 2010 title in order to increase both safety and the overall experience.

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.

SanFrancsico.CBSLocal.com notes the parade will follow Market Street all the way to the Civic Center Plaza.

The details of the route will matter little to the Giants and their fans, and here is what to watch for during the celebration.


Brian Wilson

If Brian Wilson does not do something strange and entertaining, it will be a massive disappointment.

The injured closer and his shoe-polish black beard will be there in all their glory during the parade. He is one of the oddest characters in professional sports and will be in an unfiltered situation in front of an entire city.

The possibilities for a hilarious happenstance are truly endless.

He will not be a difficult person to find during this parade, and anyone watching should keep their eyes on him.


The Crowd 

Boring is not a word often used to describe San Francisco.

While there is no shortage of sights to see in the historic city, the people make this town. Giants fans are deeply devoted to their team and many of them are equally as strange as Wilson.

Well, maybe not that strange. Still, this is a city full of characters and these diehard supporters will be overcome with joy during this event.

When the cameras pan across the crowd, do not blink. There will be many different things happening in the crowd, and a careful pair of eyes has a chance to catch an amusing moment.


First-Time Champions

This team won the World Series just two seasons ago, but several important players in the playoff run were not on the team for the last championship.

Marco Scutaro, Hunter Pence and Ryan Vogelsong are a few of the key cogs that were not part of the 2010 squad, and these players may not be as reserved as some of their teammates who have previous parade experience.

Unrestrained joy can often produce timeless moments, with Mark Madsen’s timeless dance routine being the prime example.

If there will be another Madsen among the Giants, it will likely be one of these first-time champs.