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VIDEO: Giants Fans Celebrate World Series Win at AT&T Park

How did you celebrate as San Francisco won a championship for the second time in three years?

I'm an Orioles fan who lives in New York, so I figured my hopes of having a connection to this year's World Series were dashed when the Tigers swept the Yankees in the ALCS. (No complaints here.)

Little did I know a fall business trip to San Francisco would land me in the thick of Orange October. 

I arrived on a Saturday night, the day after the Giants won Game 5 of the NLCS. I had no idea when I would be in San Francisco again, so I bought a ticket to Game 6 of the series. I had to see AT&T Park—and more specifically, McCovey's Cove—in person.

The Giants promptly won Game 7, too, before taking the opening two games of the World Series at home. It was after Game 2 that I bought a ticket to Game 6 of the World Series. As we know now, I didn't even need it.

Sunday night, for the second time in three seasons, the Giants clinched a world title. And even though the series ended two times zones to the east, fans wasted no time starting the celebrations.

"Go to the stadium, man," a guy at Rogue Ales Public House advised me after I said I was from out of town. "Second and King."

The attached video shows reaction from Rogue (great beer selection, by the way) as Sergio Romo threw the final strike past a frozen, Triple-Crown-winning Miguel Cabrera. Shortly after, the fireworks went off and the debauchery got underway between 2nd and 3rd streets. But don't take my word for it; you can see the ridiculousness for yourself in fewer than three minutes.

Do you have photos and video from the aftermath of Sunday's victory? Upload them to the site and share your story in the comments.

Chris J Kapsalis October 29, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Me too John, but I have to admit I am a fan. Like it really matters a lot in our lives unless we bet money on it. It is like artificail stress. Also it seems anticlimactic sweeping like that.
Joe Feltcher October 29, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Agreed.
tony October 29, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Fans expressing anger, frustration and stress. Well once they finish acting like fools they will head off to the polls and vote for Obama. Same mentality.
Bwood October 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM
James, no capital on "dump."
Francie October 30, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Kathryn: Well if you live in the Bay Area, we do claim the SF Giants as ours. East Bay claims the A's, which I also claim as my A's. We are the best in the world!! And, yes the Giants are Our SF Giants!!!

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