The Giants’ Halloween treat for their faithful fans has gotten under way in downtown San Francisco.
Tens of thousands of people dressed in the team’s orange and black colors cheered as players, managers and coaches waved from atop individual convertibles to kick off a ticker-tape parade for the 2012 World Series champions.
The parade route will cover about 1 1/2 miles, from the foot of the city’s main commercial street to City Hall, where the team will address a crowd that camped overnight to snag a prime viewing spot.
Standing next to the gold Rolls Royce that would be his ride, Giants manager Bruce Bochy credited the team’s fans with helping to lift San Francisco to its second World Series victory in three years.
1. People line Market Street before the start of the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 in San Francisco. The team’s second championship in three years goes along Market Street and ends with a celebration in front of City Hall. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)