On Wednesday, San Francisco hosted its first ever World Series victory parade. (Must be nice to have one of those in a temperate climate: every time there’s one in New York it seems to be miserably cold or rainy.) The main media narrative about the Giants this postseason was that the team on the whole is a bit ….kooky; the parade certainly did nothing to dispel that impression.
Earlier media reports hinted that Aubrey Huff might attend the parade in nothing but his red “victory thong.” Well, the thong was definitely present and visible….
World Series MVP Edgar Renteria looked decidedly peaceful as he continued to deliberate whether to accept a contract from a desperate near-contender hoping he will bring his postseason magic, or to retire with the most awesome final at bat EVER. (Check out this great post at the Hardball Times, discussing how rare it is to even end your career in the World Series, much less hit the series winning home run in your final at bat.)
But we know who you ladies want to see. We know what you’d be doing if you were 10 years younger, lived in San Francisco, and could figure out how to climb on top of a city bus. (Seriously, they were just allowed to get up there?) So, without further ado…
Oh, and just one more thing before we head firmly into the start of hot-stove, hockey, and that enn-bee-aay thing: called it.