San Francisco Giants parade

San Francisco Giants ended its 56 years long title drought by defeating Texas 3-1 yesterday to capture the 106th World Series. Edgar Renteria was the star of the match as smacked a three-run homer in the seventh inning, which was enough to provide much needed offensive support to Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum. “This is the most amazing feeling I have ever had,” – Giants slugger Aubrey Huff said. “I couldn’t be prouder of this group,” – Giants manager Bruce Bochy added. Only two teams have longer active title droughts than Giants – the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, at 102 years and 62 years respectively.
Renteria looked happy and relaxed after leading his side towards a historic victory. “It’s the same feeling, same emotions. It was unbelievable being in that situation, ” – said the 35-year-old Colombian shortstop, who joined baseball legends Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra as the only men to drive in title-winning runs in two World Series. “That’s an amazing list,” – Renteria said. “I feel proud of myself and the team.”

San Francisco Giants parade
San Francisco Giants.

The city of San Francisco will hold a parade and civic celebration Wednesday for the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants upon their return from their victory in Texas.
The parade will follow the route taken by the Giants when the team first came to San Francisco from New York in 1958 – the mayor’s office said.
It will end at the steps of City Hall, where Mayor Gavin Newsom will present the team with the key to the city and hold a civic celebration.
“San Francisco could not be prouder of its hometown Giants tonight,” – Newsom said in a statement.
“Congratulations to every player on the roster and to the entire San Francisco Giants organization.” – Newsom said the team had brought the entire city together throughout the season.
“San Francisco eagerly awaits your return,” – Newsom said to the Giants organization. “We cannot wait to celebrate your triumph in Texas.”
The Giants beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 ght to win the World Series 4 games to 1.

It was 10:57 p.m., about three hours following the completion of Game 5, when Leslie Nielsen leaned into the San Francisco dugout and said: “I just want to tell you all, good luck. We’re all counting on you.” I had mocked Bill Simmons and his Red Sox ilk for gross sentimentality in 2004 when Boston finally won a World Series. But now that I know how it feels: kind of like riding a shark with eyes that shoot lasers, and can fly. I take it all back. There are Giants fans dancing atop Muni cars in downtown San Francisco right now, and I don’t blame them a bit. Euphoria subsiding, wild-eyed glee now setting in. Pandemonium scheduled for early Tuesday. There is no more beautiful sight for a long-suffering baseball fan than a line of police officers with riot masks.
They’re saying that this title is for all the Giants greats that went before. For Mays, McCovey, Marichal, Sanford, Will Clark and Rod Beck. But it isn’t, really. This is for all the little guys. For Don Carrithers and Johnny LeMaster; Ray Sadecki, Dick Dietz and Mike Ivie. This is for the ugly ducklings. They can finally raise a championship banner above The Island of Misfit Toys. In truth this was a fool’s errand from the start. Just how the Giants managed to land this plane is shrouded in mystery. But here they are, the plastic auto-pilot form of Bruce Bochy lying deflated on the floor of the cockpit, the passengers cheering a rough-but-non-fatal landing.

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