Everyone either skipped work or school to be there, and there must have been thousands, if not hundreds of thousands at the Giants' Victory Parade down Market Street today.
For most of us, Giants fever means drinking a few more beers at a bar you wouldn’t normally be caught dead at, and doing shots with strangers for every Orange and Black run. (Eight runs! How you feeling this morning?).
With the World Series back in San Francisco (yes!), the depth of support for the Giants by the local fan base amazes everyone who visits this place.
The town is awash in orange and black jackets, hats, T-shirts, and blankets, not to mention Panda hats, baby giraffe hats, and much, much more.
Even the buses proudly display messages reading “Go Giants!”
Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are alive with fans posting and sharing photos, links, and exhortations in support of their stars.
While the rest of the country may be celebrating some other Giants’ win (boo!), we in San Francisco know what it really means to have a winning Giants team. Our boys in black and orange report for their first workout in less than a month, which means it’s time to shake off the football blues and get excited for baseball. I found just the thing to lift my sports spirits (and encourage my biking obsession)—San Francisco Giants cycling jersey.
Courtney Durler is a Headlsburg native, who's been enjoying summer break with weekend play in SF. I caught her while shopping at the Ferry Building, and noticed her fun, festival girl look.
Like the good Giants fans we are, we caught the premiere of “The Franchise” last night, the Showtime series chronicling the ball club’s post-World Series season and its quest to hold on to the championship. For those of you who missed it, here are the highlights:
1. Barry Zito is not bitter about the difficulties that have plagued his pitching the last few years. To the contrary, Zito appeared philosophical, humble, and team-oriented. This may be due to his yoga practice, which looked surprisingly elegant. Zito held a stoic Tree Pose while his trainer watched, balanced impressively in Natarajasana, and his Warrior II was expertly aligned.
For the most part, men are practical, so get them something they can use. Golf accessories and the latest gadgets are the obvious go-tos, but in our experience, guys are specific about their gadgetry and it's best not to interfere (unless you know exactly what they're eyeing). This year, our Father's Day picks feature hip local products that are sensible, won't break the bank, and will please even the toughest dads.
Last season we all experienced glory of baseball's finest caliber thanks to our hometown heroes the SF Giants. Now many of our city's most defining sports history moments are immortalized at the George Krevsky Gallery -- from the cool-under-fire concentration of Buster Posey to the angelic pitching stance of Madison Bumgarner to renderings of their epic victory parade last November.
Spice up your lunch break and get in your good deed for today. From noon until 2 pm, hard hitting SF Giant Cody Ross will be signing baseballs for the first 300 people to get down to Cost Plus World Market and donate a minimum of 5 non-perishable food items to benefit the SF Food Bank. It'll be a good chance to keep living out joy and ecstasy over that little World Series win, for charity, of course!
Cost Plus World Market, 2552 Taylor St., (415) 928-6200