Marco Scutaro San Francisco Giants Parade

San Francisco Giants World Series parade photos – the infielders, catchers and Harbaugh

For the second time in three years, it was time for a San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade.

We arrived at the dark, damp corner of McAllister and Market at 7 in the morning, meeting at the spot set aside by Carmen Kiew and her friend Sara over an hour earlier. Four hours later, thousands of other assorted coaches, politicians, team employees and God knows who else would stroll past to raucous cheers.

But first, we waited with thousands of other Giants fans. We kept waiting, a homeless guy came by and serenaded us hourly, and people poured in as the overcast sky provided more light and the puddles on the streets and sidewalks mostly dried.

Despite what seemed like a lot more people walking and dancing by than in 2010, and a limited playlist heard over the nearby speakers that will probably lead to that “Fist Pump” song getting wedged into my brain until the weekend at the very earliest, I’m glad my wife and I waited on that sidewalk for a few reasons:

  • We had fun with our neighboring Giants fans — including Wendy Thurm and her son Moze, who showed up at a more reasonable hour (a little after 9 am, I think).
  • We got some great photos, a few of which you’ll see below.
  • The reason we were all there in the first place. Baseball fans have a difficult time waiting until next year; a victory parade makes waiting a lot easier.

After going through these parade photos I decided to break them up into categories so the post isn’t 50 feet long — in virtual terms, anyway. So first up, the Giants infielders and catchers, along with a certain football coach on bye week.

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Joaquin Arias gets a ring!

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Here is Aubrey Huff. Huff looked a little down as he drove past us, and he didn’t look a lot happier on TV. You have to wonder if Brian Sabean has already let him know that the Giants will choose to pay him a $2M buyout instead of bringing him back for $10M. Not that such a decision should come as a surprise to anyone.

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Your 2013 National League Gold Glove winner at shortstop, Brandon Crawford.

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Throughout the entire season, I’m not sure anyone was in a good mood as consistently as Hector Sanchez in the dugout and clubhouse. Yes, that even includes Sergio Romo.

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Marco Scutaro, who went a combined .409/.458/.477 during the NLCS and World Series:

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Pablo Sandoval with his World Series MVP trophy:

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Carmen brought a Buster Posey Fathead, and it got the attention of the Poseys:

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Brandon Belt and Jim Harbaugh — none of us knew the 49ers head coach was driving until we got home:

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20 comments
Morgan
Morgan

Happy to see Huff with his wife! (I guess they were able to reconcile things?)

Stan
Stan

Posey's wife..looks a whole lot like Posey. Pretty common for people to find a female version of themselves.

FL
FL

These are some really great photos. It looks like Huff is back with his wife. Good for them. I remember earlier this year when Baggarly wrote about them possibly divorcing. I thought that Smith and Harbaugh driving Cain and Belt in the parade was cool. Pablo's pants...oh my. Posey's wife is so pretty. And am I the only one that saw that photo of Arias and thought Nosferatu.

Stan
Stan

AND IN PRAISE OF SERGIO. HE KNOWS.

Stan
Stan

And Salute to Sylvia Reid. And I did get the test she posted..but it took some time..try it.

Stan
Stan

Alex Smith drove Crawford's car. Huff?..when he saw Pence do his thing..must have flashed back to the rally thong. Only two years ago HE was Pence.

Stan
Stan

And..from what I hear..a certain radio station really won the WS. All I have heard was self congratulations on what a great job they do. No shame..if it makes a buck,no shame.

Stan
Stan

More like a display of trophy wives. And the blond ones were pretty much at the top of the rewards. Not much smiling from them if you watched the parade. They make those players pay through the nose..

JayT
JayT

Funny how much younger pro athletes always look in street clothes. Posey looks 16 years old, which is an awesome reminder he's going to lead this team for the next decade-plus.

TommyJ
TommyJ

Thanks for the roar of the crowd and the smell of the greasepaint (RalphB line); pix and stories are great. I'm one of those unfortunate slobs who had to work in the city, but got a great vibe at Safeway Ballpark (about 200 "orange and black zombies" in there about 6 am), AT &T Park(took some cool Mays statue night shots) and driving past Market (right before they shut it down) and Embarcadero and backside of City Hall during speeches. Noise was incredible even from a distance and so many smiles. A few non-participant takes: Aubrey does look sad. He knows hes at the end and it would have been nice to get him a few ABs during the few one-sided games. But he does have his wife by his side and considering the personal issues hes had, maybe hopefully hes turned a corner. Mayor Lee is as corny as Mayor Newsom is as smarmy-don't know what my preference is. And now after Kahuna's and Flem's performance, Gangnam Style has jumped the shark!

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

Interesting point about Huff. What a difference 2 years makes. In 2010, Huff had the rally thong, and him trying to pull that out of his pants was of course, one of the main highlights of that parade. This year, he was basically just another guy. He was basically the 24th or 25th man on the Giants roster for a lot of this season. Even though I don't want Huff to come back to the Giants next season, in a sense, you almost kind of feel bad for Huff. In 2010, he was the man. Last year, he didn't live up to what he did in 2010.This year, he's a bum. LOL. But yeah, what a different vibe from Huff at this parade, as opposed to the parade in 2010. I appreciate what Huff did for the Giants in 2010, but he probably should just retire after this season. How much does Huff really have left? If Huff does retire, at least he goes out winning a World Series, even though he didn't have as big of a role in this World Series, as he did in the 2010 World Series.

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

Also, the Gagnam Style dance that Jon Miller and Dave Flemming did was hysterical. LOL

Otis Byrd III
Otis Byrd III

Cool, great photos BASG! It really was a great parade today! I had a blast overall! I had a fun time at the Giants parade today! It was great to be amongst tons of other Giants fans and to hear the speeches from the Giants players, as well as Bochy, Sabean, Baer, Kruk and Kuip, Jon Miller, Dave Flemming, and San Francisco mayor Ed Lee. This was a great parade just like the 2010 Giants parade was! Not to be negative on the parade but, it's too bad so many people were smoking weed, pot, and/or whatever else (smelled like Hookah) and were drinking. There were drinking and getting drunk at like 10 AM. LOL. Me and my friend from church, who I went to the parade with, saw this one guy who threw up. My clothes that I wore to the parade smelled like smoke. I don't think I've ever smelled so much weed/pot/whatever else at one time. It was crazy. I almost thought I was going to get high, smelling all that smoke. LOL. But yes, other than that, the parade was great! I saw a lot of good looking women out there. There were countless amounts of beautiful women out there today. I probably could've gotten a girlfriend today, even though it didn't happen. It's too bad that most of the good looking women I saw at the parade, had boyfriends. But yes, overall, I had a blast at the parade! What a day!

Carmen
Carmen

Ah this is just the best. Thanks again as always for the great stuff and ha a blast with you today!!

Pat
Pat

Re: Hector If I had those two ladies with me, I'd always be in a good mood, too

adrian reynolds
adrian reynolds

Yeah Huff looked miserable, pale, and doughy on TV. But he had such a great Series!

B.A. Rich
B.A. Rich

One of them is his lil sis, you creep.

David
David

Lol are you an idiot? He had a horrible postseason and didn't play in the Series dumbo.