Tuesday, November 02, 2010

It's an Orange World Tonight

Congratulations to the Giants on winning their first World Series in San Francisco. The city's 52-year drought is over.

On the way home from work I stopped by the Civic Center, where a huge crowd had gathered to watch a live telecast of the game. When Edgar Renteria hit the game-winning home run, the roar was as loud as at any ballpark.

I'm not sure these signs were necessary, especially since no one harbored much ill will toward the Rangers (especially near the end). Way to keep it classy, KMEL.

When I got home, I tried to impart the thrill of the victory to Elliot. I wasn't very successful, though he was excited to see all the helicopters in the sky and hear all the honking. Apparently he thinks the post-game rioting is the best part (is he a Raiders fan?).

UPDATE: I came across this video of the moment of victory from a YouTube user called Jimmy Bondo. (I set the video to start right before the final out of the game.)

It's kind of trippy, but mainly because the camera he used wasn't very good.