SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13) – A massive crowd flooded the streets of San Francisco to get a glimpse of the World Series champions on Wednesday.
Thousands and thousands of Giants fans skipped work for the chance to see the 2012 Giants, the world series champs, like matt cain, one of the stars. It’s their second championship in the last three years, but this one is just as exciting as the last one.
“Couldn’t have asked for anything more than sweep the Tigers,” one fan said. “Bam. Number one in the world.”
The streets of San Francisco were flooded with orange and black on Halloween to celebrate the Giants.
“It’s a two-costume day today in San Francisco,” one colorfully clothed fan said.
A river of diehard Giants fans crowded the streets as the parade made its way down Market Street, everyone cheering on their heroes such as Tim Lincecum.
“The parade is much better the second time around just because you get to take it in from a different way,” he said.
And the man who hit three home runs in Game 1 against the Tigers, the Panda himself, was a popular site clutching his World Series MVP trophy.
“It’s one of the greatest moments of my life,” he told CBS13’s Ben Sosenko.
It was only two years ago when the Giants won it all for the first time in San Francisco, but it didn’t stop tens of thousands from taking the slow ride into the city for another victory parade.
Gene Baker came in from Sacramento and said it was well worth the drive.
“How often do you get to see a World Series championship in you lifetime?” he said.
Every other year? “We’re hoping to make this happen again next year,” he said.
The players offered another thank you to all their loyal fans.
“Probably a little bit more (than I expected),” shortstop Brandon Crawford said of the parade. “I couldn’t have dreamed of this.”