So far everyone’s been loudly enthusiastic but very well behaved. A commendable bit of acting like you’ve been there before. Of course, the heavy police presence also helps.
It’s starting to feel just like October!
Yeah, so people were super psyched about the World Series win and went overboard with their celebrating (or used it as an excuse), burning and breaking stuff. When all that is said and done though, this is the image that I have stuck in my head from last night:
Watching our team dominate. In a bar with friends and neighbors, leaving seats empty as we stand in support, cheering on Sergio Romo as he does his thing and takes out Miguel Cabrera.
Today our team came back home to get celebrated in person.
(via bodieswork on Instagram, who is also my mother)
Romo and the trophy.
And here’s a timelapse of the whole game, from the POV of fans watching in Civic Center, sent to us by Nick.
We swept the Tigers!!! Really, though, our city is the last city we should want to destroy, right?? I mean, we won! I just high fived the world!!
Suck it, property owners! Cool tag, Brian!
(Kinda weird how he’s hovering six inches off the sidewalk though, right?)
UPDATE: From the looks of his Facebook page, the artist seems to be from Philly. Here’s an exchange with a fan on his wall:
Anthony Mangano: I hate Brian Wilson
Get up: HAHA I expect lots of that! They love him out here tho, doin it for the people haha
In less than one hour the San Francisco Giants will attempt to clinch the World Series of Baseball while deep in the heart of Texas. Whether or not Lincecum and the gang will able to do it tonight, it’s undeniable how much of demonstrative force they have been in unifying the vastly diverse residents of our dynamic city. Everyone has at least one thing in common.
For instance, during rush hour on a crowded BART train earlier, a testy exchange broke out between a passenger with a bicycle and another who felt it was necessary to point out that he was breaking the rules. Another passenger who overheard the conversation shouted from the other side of the train, “Don’t fuck with bikes!” The murmuring of everyone around grew louder and the tension escalated as they said a few more things to each other.
Thinking fast, I yelled, “Go Giants!” Immediately, everyone in the car burst into laughter and smiles that sustained until we got to the next stop, where the passenger with the bicycle departed after offering an earnest apology to no one in particular. Crisis averted.
So yeah, Go Giants! And let’s try to be rad to each other all the time!
“The police aren’t even doing anything about it” laments this Dallas news reporter as he experiences firsthand the perma-cloud that continuously envelopes San Francisco. OMG! The second clip where he discovers that most of it is coming from what he’s christened as “Weed Rock” is especially hilarious.
Or rather, that was the last time I have seen so many happy people in the streets. And now that the World Series will be a battle between Texas and San Francisco, why don’t we also make this about more than just baseball.
For instance, it should settle the Evolution debate once and for all. If Texas wins, fine, no dinosaurs. But if SF wins, the Old Testament will henceforth cease to hold any relevance in the education system (or legislature, for that matter). While we’re at it, why don’t we also throw Gay Marriage in there too!