SF Giants Fans Go Bonkers

City erupts after World Series sweep

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 29, 2012 2:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Giants fans went crazy last night in San Francisco after their team trounced the Detroit Tigers in a clean sweep to grab their second World Series title in three years. Bar crowds near the ballpark and across the city poured into the streets, and thousands watching the big game on a Jumbotron across from City Hall cheered around small fires lit in trash cans, guzzled beer, and smoked lots of pot. "I'm out of my mind right now," screamed one fan over the street noise to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Cops were prepared just in case as the crowds got more boisterous as the night wore on. The last time the Giants won the Series in 2010, fights and fires broke out, and the streets were so jammed that fire trucks couldn't get through; so last night some cops and firefighters were carrying portable extinguishers as they patrolled the crowds. "We're going to help the partiers party," said a police sergeant. "As long as they're lawful and having fun, we're all for it." A ticker-tape parade is planned for the team Halloween morning, reports AP.

Celebrations light up as fans go wild after the Giants win the World Series.
Celebrations light up as fans go wild after the Giants win the World Series.   (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate outside the ballpark after their team walked away with the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.
San Francisco Giants fans celebrate outside the ballpark after their team walked away with the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.   (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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