It's a good time to be a San Franciscan.
Not only did our San Francisco Giants sweep the 108th World Series, securing the second championship in three years after a historic comeback, but the city planned the celebratory ticker tape parade on Wednesday.
That's right. It will be raining black and orange in the streets on Halloween.
Surely some of you remember the 2010 victory parade: tens of thousands of fans descending upon Market Street, cable cars carrying the boys in black and orange through the Financial District, Brian Wilson stopping to howl into the air, Aubrey Huff extracting his red rally thong from deep in his jeans in front of thousands of children--all the stuff that baseball is truly made of.
Mayor Lee announced via Twitter that Wednesday's parade will start at 11 a.m. and will follow the 2010 parade route, starting on Montgomery Street near Jackson Square, heading south toward Market Street, and following Market all the way to Van Ness, ending at the official ceremony at Civic Center.
Get pumped for with our slideshow of photos from the 2010 victory parade. See you Wednesday!
SF Giants Parade
San Francisco Giants Aubrey Huff waves his red thong as he celebrates celebrates while riding in a cable car during a baseball World Series parade in downtown San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. The Giants defeated the Texas Rangers in five games for their first championship since the team moved west from New York 52 years ago. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
SF Giants Parade
A San Francisco Giants baseball fan holds up a sign at Civic Center Plaza during the Giants' World Series victory celebration in San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson gestures during a rally for the World Series-champion Giants in front of City Hall in San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. The gesture came after California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a joke about the phrase "Fear the beard." (AP Photo/Noah Berger)