Here is the opening to my Thursday column about the Giants’ victory celebration:


The Giants threw an orange-and-black party. At Civic Center Plaza, thousands of fans in Giants’ colors packed together to celebrate this season, this World Series, this championship. All those fans in one place in orange and black looked like Halloween gone global.

On big screens in front of City Hall, they watched the Giants’ motorcade starting at the Ferry Building and moving along Market Street, listened to Greg Papa and Bill Laskey and Vida Blue narrate and analyze and reminisce in serious TV voices. The three of them sounded like Walter Cronkite at a satellite launch or a royal wedding.

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