Orange fever reins again at Giants victory parade

Oct 31, 2014 6:05 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as tens of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the city's World Series champions.

A steady drizzle mixed with clouds of orange, black and white confetti shot from sidewalk cannons.

Players waved, snapped photos and mugged for the roaring crowds from the top of double-decker buses. Pitching ace Madison Bumgarner was given his own flatbed truck to ride. It was adorned with a sign indicating his Most Valuable Player honors from both the World Series and the National League championship.

Neither city officials nor the police offered an official estimate of how many people attended the festivities, although Police Chief Greg Suhr said the number of officers on the streets Friday was at least 20 percent higher than usual.

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(Photo Courtesy: NBC Bay Area)


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