Attendees to the Giants parade included the mayor, Gavin Newsom, one of the senators, Diane Feinstein, and the icon of Giants baseball, Willie Mays. Eventually, Brian Wilson (the beard), Barry Zito, Pablo Sandoval (the panda), Madison Bumgardner, Buster Posey were all on display. They each got their own end of trolley-style bus in which to bask in the glow of being the first Giants to win the World Series in 56 years.
Need I say more? The San Francisco Giants have beaten the Texas Rangers 3-1 in Game 5 of the World Series, taking the best-of-seven series 4-1. Not many people predicted the Giants would win, and nobody would have predicted at the beginning of the year that they would be holding the World Series Trophy.
It is the first World Series Championship for the Giants since 1954, when the team was still in New York. Edgar Renteria was named the MVP after delivering a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and Tim Lincecum was dominant once again in winning his second game of the Series, besting Cliff Lee of Texas in both of their head-to-head match-ups. Bruce Bochy proved that he knows how to handle a team that wasn’t loaded with superstars.
You know what time it is. Game 5 of the World Series, with the Giants leading the Rangers three games to one. If the Giants win this game, the World Series is theirs. If they lose this game, they have 2 more chances back at their home field with the fans who have stayed with them since forever, in hopes of the final victory.
The game is currently on as I type this, in the first inning.