Tag: World Series

Congrats Giants! See you at the Victory Parade!

What an amazing journey for the San Francisco Giants as they reign supreme over the Detroit Tigers. The Giants didn’t just have luck on their side but they had the skill to capitalize on opportunities and the hunger for the championship to sweep the Tigers.

The winners and losers
Miguel Cabrera walks away after striking out to end Game 4. The Giants won, 4-3, to win the World Series. Photo courtesy of AP photographer Matt Slocum.

Triple Crown Miguel Cabrera goes home only as an ALCS champion after Sergio Romo stuck him out to end Game 4 while Pablo Sandoval earned the World Series MVP.

Time for the City to party and celebrate the next few nights after the Giants have won their 2nd World Series in 3 years. For those of you wondering when the World Series Victory parade will be held for the San Francisco Giants, it will be held Wednesday 11:00 AM from the foot of Market street to Civic Center. More information here. If the route is the same as the 2010 World Series victory parade, then it will look like this.

Just fair warning, there will be a slight chance of rain during the parade. To see the predicted weather for the victory parade, click here.

Now I need to find a reason to get out of the office to catch the parade o.O

San Francisco Fall Antique Show 2012

It is fall and here in San Francisco that means Giants, World Series, #OrangeOctober, and the annual San Francisco Fall Antique Show. The SFFAS started Thursday October 25th and runs through  Sunday the 28th. Tickets for general admission is $15 if purchased ahead of time, if not $20 at the door. There are seminars and lectures that does vary in price. The sales of the tickets do benefit Enterprise for High School Students.

For more info about tickets, click here.

Here are some of the fine antiques from the SFFAS. If you have a chance to attend it, I highly recommend it.

Reliving the ’89 Loma Prieta Earthquake

With the New England quake and today being the 23rd anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, I thought I’d share my experience from that October day.

In 1989 I was ten years old and growing up in the hard streets of Oakland, a city that is approximately 12 miles east of San Francisco. To better defend myself form the punks in the neighborhood, my mom signed both my brother and I up for taekwondo classes.

On October 17th, 1989 I was at my taekwondo class which started at 5. We were done with our warm ups and were beginning our stretches with everyone sitting on the floor in a circle. As we sat there facing each other, I felt the need to fart. I slowly turned my body to one side to help the gas escape out slowly and quietly. While farting all my concentration was on myself trying to be a ninja and not make any noise. Next thing I knew the everyone got up screaming and running towards me to get to the door behind me. The room was rocking left and right but I just thought that someone had bumped into me. This whole time my thoughts were that everyone heard me fart and the room smelled hella bad, which is why everyone bolted for the door to get outside. As I sat there alone in the circle, I noticed that the rocking hasn’t stopped. That is when I knew that there was something wrong. I don’t remember getting up, all I remember was running for the door.

As I look back to the event, I’m just glad that I didn’t shit myself. As selfish as it sounds, I’m grateful that I did not lose anyone close to me that day.

Below is a California Highway Patrol recount and investigation from that day:

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Part 2 of 2