Saturday, November 1, 2014

Giants, World Series champions 3 years in 5, not bad!

San Francisco Chronicle/C.W.Nevius, "Rain on th Giants' World Series victory parade?  Of course."

Giants' pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, waves to fans along the confetti filled route, as the world champion San Francisco Giants celebrate their victory with a parade through downtown San Francisco, Calif., on Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle
Giants reign on 
.....  "Friday was the confluence of nearly all things San Francisco. There was the rain, a parade, the Critical Mass bicyclists and then the most San Francisco holiday ever: Halloween. Throw in a few naked guys and you’ve got the whole package, so to speak."

Note photograph:  3 of  282 slides by Michael Macor from this article.   Read more.

Related - CNN/Steve Almasy, 10/30/14, "Magnificent Madison Bumgarner becomes World Series legend." Early on, the Royals had to think things were going perfectly. They knocked out Giants starter Tim Hudson in a hurry, and it looked like San Fran skipper Bruce Bochy was going to have to make repeated calls to his bullpen. They were keeping the game close, even though they trailed by a run. Sure, the Giants had Bumgarner, their ace, available, but he just threw a complete game three days ago. Even if he came in, it seemed impossible he'd throw more than a couple innings. He threw an inconceivable five. You know the last time that's been done before Wednesday. Probably never."

CBS 5/Associated Press/Kansas City, MO, SF Bay Area, 10/29/14. "Yes! Yes! Yes! Giants win third World Series in five years, defeat Royals in Game 7." "Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in game 7  on Wednesday night." The article includes imbedded video.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Ed Lee is watching all the money flow into SF, meanwhile 20 minutes away in Bankrupt Pacifica no one made a dime.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try to persuade the new Economic Development Manager to try to get a Giants Dugout Store in Pacifica.

Anonymous said...

ehhh, it was the San Francisco Giants that won. What big money went to South San Francisco? San Bruno or Colma by the win? This stupid bashing of Pacifica for no purpose and with no merit needs to stop.

And, hopefully the win was more a story about great team spirit than big business cashing in.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't diminish the team's superb effort in any way, but Major League Baseball is big business and they spread the wealth in their hometown.

Chris Porter said...

I love the idea of a Dug Out store in Pacifica. Many Pacificans work for the Giants as ushers and have season tickets. Anonymi, I am on the EDC committee. If you wish, please contact me and I will be happy to work on the idea with you even before the ED Mgr is hired. Just heard a SEE's outlet is going into LM Shopping Center.

Anonymous said...

Aren't some of the Dug Outs seasonal? The See's store going next to Starbucks is probably a seasonal one like they had at Westlake (Kimco) last year. Same spot for See's and a seasonal Dug Out? It looks so awful to have that prominent location empty. Woohoo, the new cafe where Kerri's was is open for business! Neighbor says it's good. Hope the regulars adopt the place.

Anonymous said...


See' s will just be in Linda Mar for the holidays.

Anonymous said...


Reno and Sacramento had buses bring people down to the parade.

What does Pacifica do, the fog fest, bfd.