San Francisco Giants Parade: How First-Time Champs Plan to Celebrate
They did it, folks!
The San Francisco Giants will return from Texas as World Series champions for the first time!
So how will they celebrate?
They'll start with a parade that will commemorate the 1958 arrival of the Giants in San Francisco.
Here are the details...
The Wait Is Over
In the Giants' long life in San Francisco (since 1958), they have never brought a world championship to the city...
The San Francisco Giants are the 2010 World Series champions!
And It's Been a While
The last time the people of the Bay Area witnessed a championship parade was in 1995, when the San Francisco 49ers won the Super Bowl.
When Is the Parade?
The Giants' World Series parade will take place on Wednesday, November 3 at 11:00 a.m.
The team is back in town, but they will need a day of rest after all the excitement.
Where Can You See the Parade?
The parade will start at the Financial District and end at Civic Center Plaza.
Click here for a map.
Key to the City
The parade will end on the steps of San Francisco City Hall, where Mayor Gavin Newsom will give the team the key to the city.
Newsom had this to say about the Giants:
"San Francisco eagerly awaits your return...We cannot wait to celebrate your triumph in Texas."
Even the route of this parade will be symbolic.
This team will follow the same streets that the 1958 Giants used when they came to the city for the first time.
As if we didn't need another reason to love Brian Wilson, when interviewed after the win he simply said, "I'm ready to rage!"
I want to be at that party!
Most Valuable Player
Edgar Renteria was named the most valuable player of the World Series after a game-winning home run.
Fun Fact of the Game
According to MLB FanHouse, the Texas Rangers went the final 21 innings of the Series without more than one hit an inning.
And a City Rejoices
So there you have it, folks.
A team described as a "ragtag bunch" has become a team of champions.
Congratulations, San Fran, on your long-awaited championship!
Live it up.
You deserve it!