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Barbara Koh

World Champion Giants Again!

By October 29, 2012

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Celebrating the Giants at Castro and 18th streets, Sunday night, Oct. 28

Two years ago, the Giants' season and then the play-offs were agonizing torture. One of the World Series games was on Halloween, which I remember because I accompanied my nephew (dressed as Buster Posey) trick-or-treating, and he brought a portable radio to tune into the game while ringing doorbells. One multitasking, public-service-minded neighbor positioned his giant-screen TV just outside his garage, facing the street, set out some folding chairs and a table with bowls of candy, and invited any and all to sit with him on the sidewalk and watch the game.

This time, the Giants were ruthlessly efficient, snaring the world championship tonight (Sunday, Oct. 28) by winning the fourth game in a row (in the best of seven series) against Detroit--despite being on the Tigers' turf.

Within an hour of the victory, San Francisco police were posted along Castro Street, but Giants fans had already TP-ed the street wires at 18th and Castro. The special effects (see photo above) were surreal and spooky--and just in time for Halloween.


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