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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Giants World Series Trophy at City Hall (PICS)

Posted By on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 4:59 PM

click to enlarge Oh happy day!
  • Oh happy day!

At San Francisco's City Hall, one eventually gets used to the sight of statuesque brides in frilly gowns and strappy sandals clomping through the metal detectors. But a fella with a two-foot-tall, traffic cone orange hat, a matching scarf and a gleeful Jack-O-Lantern smile?

No, he's not here to sing at the Board of Supervisors meeting.

The San Francisco Giants World Series trophy was on display today at City Hall, and hundreds of fans crashed the seat of municipal government to get a gander. Here are a few photos of the gathered throngs.


click to enlarge Unlike most San Franciscans, the World Series trophy has its own car. Truck, even. We heard that, emulating Jeff Kent, it broke one of its limbs while washing that truck.
  • Unlike most San Franciscans, the World Series trophy has its own car. Truck, even. We heard that, emulating Jeff Kent, it broke one of its limbs while washing that truck.

click to enlarge Giants fans are used to waiting...
  • Giants fans are used to waiting...

click to enlarge And waiting...
  • And waiting...
click to enlarge This is as close as we could get to the trophy before the Sheriff's Deputy threw us out. You can see it in front of the umbrella.
  • This is as close as we could get to the trophy before the Sheriff's Deputy threw us out. You can see it in front of the umbrella.

click to enlarge The Gutierrez family of San Francisco is doing it right
  • The Gutierrez family of San Francisco is doing it right

The trophy will now hit the road and rack up the frequent-flier miles -- including a trip to Troy, NY, where the team was originally founded. Here's the itinerary:

Date     Location

January 4-5     San Francisco

January 6     Sacramento

January 10-11     Redding/Chico

January 14-15     Tahoe/Reno

January 18-19     Modesto/Stockton

January 20-23     New York City, NY

January 25     Santa Clara

January 27     Santa Cruz

January 28     Santa Rosa/Petaluma/Sonoma

January/February TBA     Walnut Creek

January/February TBA     San Jose

February 2     Pleasanton

February 5     San Francisco - KNBR/Giants Fanfest at AT&T Park

February 8-9     Eureka/Ft. Bragg

January/February TBA     Monterey/Pebble Beach

February 15-18     East Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Redwood City

San Mateo

San Bruno

Daly City

South San Francisco

February 22     Vallejo

February 23     San Rafael/Richmond

February TBA     Salinas

February TBA     San Luis Obispo

March TBA     Medford, OR

March TBA     Scottsdale, AZ

March/April TBA     Fresno

May 6-8     Troy, NY/Cooperstown, NY

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more

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