San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – For the third time in five years, the
San Francisco Giants dressed as World Series champions on Halloween.
The Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7 of the Fall Classic on
Wednesday night and hosted a victory parade through the city and rally Friday
afternoon, celebrating a third title since 2010 with their fans.
The parade began near the waterfront at Market and Steuart Streets and
continued down Market, concluding at Civic Center Plaza.
Players boarded double-decker buses and were showered with confetti, while
periods of rain and an overcast sky didn’t dampen the fans’ enthusiasm.
Following the parade, Giants team executives and players addressed the crowd
in front of City Hall.
Manager Bruce Bochy thanked his players for their “warrior spirit.”
“They don’t care if they’re backs are to the wall. They don’t care if the odds
are against them. They come out and they play for you and they play for each
other and they keep coming at ya,” Bochy said.
Thousands strong made their feelings known, chanting “Keep Pedro!” for third
baseman Pablo Sandoval, who is a free agent but said he wants to follow his
heart when making a decision on whether or not to stay in the Bay Area. San
Francisco mayor Ed Lee also said he’d like to see “Panda” remain with the