Everyone Loves Another Parade
I found a piece of black confetti on the floor the other day. I took that as a sign that it was time to post my parade photos. After all, it’s been two weeks since I got up early and stood in the rain (RAIN?!?) with thousands of my closest friends and watched the Giants parade down Market Street in double decker buses. (This meant less hands and hands holding up cell phones in my photos this time around. I approve of the double decker buses.) The whole thing was pretty great.
You know what else was pretty great? The Giants winning the World Series again. I kind of still can’t believe it happened. And yet it did! Because there was a parade! And I took photos. Lots of them. I’m pretty sure you’re here to look at the photos and not to read my babbling, so enjoy.
Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, and Jon Miller
Belt and Crawford got out of their bus near where I was standing to pose with a family, which made the crowd go nuts, so I couldn’t get a picture of Belt, so here’s a picture of a Belt sign instead. Not the same, I know. JUST PRETEND HE’S IN THIS PHOTO SOMEWHERE OR SOMETHING. If you really want, I can post a photo of the back of his head instead.
Brandon Crawford and his daughter. (Awww.)
Postseason Legend Travis Ishikawa. Pretty sure that his official name now.
Panda people. (PABLO, DON’T LEAVE.)
Tim Hudson (It started raining a lot harder around this time. The confetti would never be the same.)
Matt Duffy aka THE DUFFMAN
I think he was kind of dancing around here.
A Hunter Pence sign enhanced by the slightly dreamy look created by my camera’s wet lens.
People dancing with Giants Fatheads, because why not.
Metallica also got the dreamy wet camera lens treatment.
It’s Steve Perry, the Giants’ eighth inning singalong mascot.
Larry Baer was kind of fired up.
Joaquin Arias #talkinjoaquin
Buster Posey and Santiago Casilla
Buster Posey and Santiago Casilla
Buster Posey and Santiago Casilla (Alternate title: Buster waving to his loyal subjects.)
Matt Cain was having fun throwing things into the crowd. The elbow looked good.
Some hipster. I mean, Tim Lincecum.
Tim Lincecum and Javier Lopez
Ryan Vogelsong and his family
DON’T LEAVE, PABLO.
The NLCS and World Series MVP. He pitched pretty well, I guess.
[more Bochy noises]
On the right is falling confetti at the end of the parade. On the left is a tree completely covered in wet confetti. Confetti and rain is a fun combination.
If you made it to the bottom of this post, hey, thanks! You must really like looking at photos or something. And if you like looking at photos, at some point this winter, I’ll probably be doing what I did last offseason where I sort of counted down to baseball season starting by posting a baseball-related photo a day. I found it was also a good way to post all of the baseball photos that currently exist on my hard drive or in my binder full of negatives that haven’t seen the light of day. Not sure when I’ll start that. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe next week. Maybe at the end of the month. You’ll just have to come back and see, won’t you?
I’ve also recently gotten my hands on two Kodak Brownie cameras that originally belonged to my grandparents. So I’ll likely be spending the offseason playing with those cameras. It’s already lead me to buy a few rolls of Kodak Verichrome Pan film from eBay that expired in 1962. Yes, I’ve fallen down the experiments with film rabbit hole again. So if you’re into old cameras or expired film, well, hey, so am I. Let’s be friends. And read my blog. I promise to update it sometimes.
Most importantly, the Giants won the World Series. Again. AGAIN.