It seems like just yesterday I was posting photos from the 2010 World Series party.
Cars everywhere started honking at the first out in bottom of the 10th… not yet, wait for it! Come on Romo…let’s get this done!
Then it happened. Job done. San Francisco erupted. The tens of thousands watching the simulcast in Civic Center howled in euphoria and began pouring onto Market St., completely halting all traffic and Muni buses (thankfully Muni kept the classic streetcars away this time). The masses slowly marched toward the ballpark while others headed to the parties already in progress in the Mission.
By 11pm, it seemed like half the city was in front of AT&T Park celebrating. Street bonfires by the dozens lit the night, fireworks sparkled in the sky, and champaign and beer flowed freely. Brooms were everywhere to celebrate the 4-0 sweep, many blazing in flames. Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!
Things got out of hand way more than last time around in the vandalism department, including a security guard’s truck that got completely trashed and overturned on Market St., topped off by an attempt to light the gas tank on fire. These vandals were a fraction of a percent of the people out there and most weren’t even wearing Giants shirts–probably out-of-towners. And I have absolutely no problem turning over high-resolution photos of these people to the police. Charge them with felonies, hold them financially accountable for the damage, and make an example of them. That isolated behavior was despicable. Between taking photos, I made every effort I could to help some frightened wide-eyed tourists get their cars out of the area.
I stuck around until midnight, but things still seemed to be ramping up even more. I’m sure King St. looks like a warzone today. Go Giants!!!