A Giant celebration

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PARTY TIME: Player Matt Cain on a float in San Francisco during the Giants' World Series celebration parade. PHOTO BY MEGAN MAXEY
PARTY TIME: Player Matt Cain on a float in San Francisco during the Giants' World Series celebration parade. PHOTO BY MEGAN MAXEY
PARTY TIME: Player Matt Cain on a float in San Francisco during the Giants’ World Series celebration parade. PHOTO BY MEGAN MAXEY

On Oct. 31, Halloween celebrations took a back seat for the World Champion San Francisco Giants and the team’s fan base.

The Giants took the day to celebrate a third World Series Championship in just a five-year period.

Not even a downpour of rain could spoil the excitement that crammed the streets of San Francisco.

“I was really excited because it was number three in five years and I was just so proud of my team for winning,” said Delta student and Giants fan Natalie Bautista.

Giants’ fans were once again awarded the chance to exhale all the tension built from a stressful season and postseason.

“I really enjoyed the parade, I had a blast. It was a little cold and it was raining a bit but it was so worth it,” said Bautista.

The Giants were thought of as a team barely able to sneak into the playoffs.

The team did nothing to erase that opinion as it did, indeed, squeak into the playoffs by earning the last wild card spot and faced off against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a do or die wild-card game.

“It’s unreal, advancing to the playoffs via wild card and defeating three teams that were all in favor of beating the Giants is crazy,” said by Giants die hard fan Jose Hernandez.

“Each player being able to produce for the team, getting that hit in clutch situations. Everyone being on the same page. And each player having great chemistry with each other. I think that goes a long way for a team in the playoffs,” said Hernandez, explaining the synergy.

As parade floats made way to the Civic Center of San Francisco, “MVP” chants roared when League Championship Series and World Series Most Valuable Player Madison Bumgarner appeared.

Bumgarner’s historical postseason performance lowered his World Series ERA to an all-time best .25 and his performance is considered to be one of the best in postseason history.

Six years ago, the Giants were hopeful of having a team that can win a World Championship for the first time in 54 years.

Five years later, fans can call the club a dynasty.