Wednesday, October 31, 2012

San Francisco Giants win the World Series and get a ticker-tape parade

For the second time in three years, the San Francisco Giants have won Major League Baseball's World Series. To honor the hometown winners, the City of San Francisco will be celebrating on Wednesday, October 31, with a ticker-tape parade. If you are in the city, stake your place early to watch the spectacle. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at the foot of Market Street. Players, coaches, and immediate family members will be riding in convertibles, so the fans can see them better than in their 2010 victory parade. The parade ends at City Hall and Civic Center Plaza where San Francisco's mayor, Ed Lee, will present the team with a key to the city. The Giants organization will be live-streaming the parade on their website. In order to accommodate the expected crowd, additional public transportation services have been added.