Everyone Loves Another Parade

Before the 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.

Waiting.

Pence faces

This is a sign.

Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, and Jon Miller

Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, and Jon Miller

Belt sign

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

Brandon Crawford and his daughter. (Awww.)

Travis Ishikawa

Postseason Legend Travis Ishikawa. Pretty sure that his official name now.

Joe Panik

Joe Panik

Panda people

Panda people. (PABLO, DON’T LEAVE.)

Sergio Romo

Sergio Romo

Sergio Romo

Sergio Romo

Jeremy Affeldt

Jeremy Affeldt

Jeremy Affeldt

Jeremy Affeldt

Gary Brown

Gary Brown

Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson (It started raining a lot harder around this time. The confetti would never be the same.)

Gregor Blanco

Gregor Blanco

Guillermo Quiroz

Guillermo Quiroz

Matt Duffy

Matt Duffy aka THE DUFFMAN

Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence

I think he was kind of dancing around here.

A Hunter Pence sign

A Hunter Pence sign enhanced by the slightly dreamy look created by my camera’s wet lens.

Dancing Fatheads

People dancing with Giants Fatheads, because why not.

Yep, Metallica was there, too.

Metallica also got the dreamy wet camera lens treatment.

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

Steve Perry

It’s Steve Perry, the Giants’ eighth inning singalong mascot.

Willie Brown

Willie Brown

Larry Baer

Larry Baer was kind of fired up.

Joaquin Arias

Joaquin Arias #talkinjoaquin

Yusmeiro Petit

Yusmeiro Petit

Buster Posey and Santiago Casilla

Buster Posey and Santiago Casilla

Buster Posey and Santiago Casilla

Buster Posey and Santiago Casilla

Buster Posey and Santiago Casilla

Buster Posey and Santiago Casilla (Alternate title: Buster waving to his loyal subjects.)

Juan Marichal

Juan Marichal

Willie Mays

Willie Mays

Gaylord Perry

Gaylord Perry

Andrew Susac

Andrew Susac

Jake Peavy

Jake Peavy

Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds

Jeffrey Leonard

Jeffrey Leonard

Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky

George Kontos

George Kontos

George Kontos

George Kontos

Matt Cain

MATT CAIN!

Matt Cain

Matt Cain was having fun throwing things into the crowd. The elbow looked good.

Brian Sabean

Brian Sabean

Tim Lincecum

Some hipster. I mean, Tim Lincecum.

Tim Lincecum and Javier Lopez

Tim Lincecum and Javier Lopez

Javier Lopez

Javier Lopez

Jean Machi

Jean Machi

Ryan Vogelsong

Ryan Vogelsong and his family

Michael Morse

Michael Morse

Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval

DON’T LEAVE, PABLO.

Juan Gutierrez

Juan Gutierrez

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner

The NLCS and World Series MVP. He pitched pretty well, I guess.

Bruce Bochy

[Bochy noises]

Bruce Bochy

[more Bochy noises]

Confetti tree

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.

Amazing.

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