Fans give victorious Giants a heroes' welcome

November 3, 2010 12:09:42 AM PDT
2010 World Series champions, the San Francisco Giants, returned home to a heroes' welcome Tuesday morning in San Francisco. It is the first World Series title for the city by the bay since the franchise moved from New York in 1958.

Fans lined up outside the Giants Dugout store at AT&T Park and at the Embarcadero, hoping to get some historic memorabilia. Some even stayed up all night.

"I am going to get a Giants hat, a panda hat and a baseball cap," fan "Spike" said.

They're after anything saying Giants are World Series champs.

"Get everything -- pennants, flags, anything they have with their logo I am going to get," fan Jasmine Suguitan said.

Very early Tuesday morning at the ballpark, several hundred fans waited for hours to welcome home their heroes. At about 4 a.m. the buses loaded with players, coaches, managers and their families arrived.

"Here we are in San Francisco, back home with the trophy," Giants managing general partner Bill Neukom said.

Neukom paraded the trophy past the people he calls the best fans in baseball and the bone-weary players that touched off the celebration talked about the moment.

"Words can't really explain it right now," Giants outfielder Cody Ross said.

"We are having a great time, this is amazing," Giants pitcher Madison Baumgarner said.

"To come back and have all of these fans waiting for us it's unbelievable. This is something we all dream about and right now we are living a dream," Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said.

For all those thousands of players who played for the Giants since 1958 and never got a World Series win, this is closure.

"We didn't get it done, we always dreamed about doing it. We always knew that the parade would be incredible and this is pretty special for all of us," former SF Giants pitcher Mike Krukow said.

The MLB sticker is what makes the product authentic. If you are coming out to get some merchandise, give yourself some time because the lines are long as Giants fever sweeps the Bay Area.


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