3D City is a year long stereoscopic photography project by Doctor Popular
Another year, another batch of street fires and riot cops. Here’s some of the craziness I saw on Mission St shortly after the Giants won the World Series. If for some reason, Wigglegrams aren’t your thing… and that’s a big if… I’ve posted more shots on Flickr.
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So far everyone’s been loudly enthusiastic but very well behaved. A commendable bit of acting like you’ve been there before. Of course, the heavy police presence also helps.
It’s starting to feel just like October!
Yeah, so people were super psyched about the World Series win and went overboard with their celebrating (or used it as an excuse), burning and breaking stuff. When all that is said and done though, this is the image that I have stuck in my head from last night:
Watching our team dominate. In a bar with friends and neighbors, leaving seats empty as we stand in support, cheering on Sergio Romo as he does his thing and takes out Miguel Cabrera.
Today our team came back home to get celebrated in person.
(via bodieswork on Instagram, who is also my mother)
Romo and the trophy.
And here’s a timelapse of the whole game, from the POV of fans watching in Civic Center, sent to us by Nick.
We swept the Tigers!!! Really, though, our city is the last city we should want to destroy, right?? I mean, we won! I just high fived the world!!
This guy is a model for how we should react to such an epic victory:
Suck it, property owners! Cool tag, Brian!
(Kinda weird how he’s hovering six inches off the sidewalk though, right?)
UPDATE: From the looks of his Facebook page, the artist seems to be from Philly. Here’s an exchange with a fan on his wall:
Anthony Mangano: I hate Brian Wilson
Get up: HAHA I expect lots of that! They love him out here tho, doin it for the people haha
In less than one hour the San Francisco Giants will attempt to clinch the World Series of Baseball while deep in the heart of Texas. Whether or not Lincecum and the gang will able to do it tonight, it’s undeniable how much of demonstrative force they have been in unifying the vastly diverse residents of our dynamic city. Everyone has at least one thing in common.
For instance, during rush hour on a crowded BART train earlier, a testy exchange broke out between a passenger with a bicycle and another who felt it was necessary to point out that he was breaking the rules. Another passenger who overheard the conversation shouted from the other side of the train, “Don’t fuck with bikes!” The murmuring of everyone around grew louder and the tension escalated as they said a few more things to each other.
Thinking fast, I yelled, “Go Giants!” Immediately, everyone in the car burst into laughter and smiles that sustained until we got to the next stop, where the passenger with the bicycle departed after offering an earnest apology to no one in particular. Crisis averted.
So yeah, Go Giants! And let’s try to be rad to each other all the time!
[Cranial Liminal Scan Photo]
“The police aren’t even doing anything about it” laments this Dallas news reporter as he experiences firsthand the perma-cloud that continuously envelopes San Francisco. OMG! The second clip where he discovers that most of it is coming from what he’s christened as “Weed Rock” is especially hilarious.
Or rather, that was the last time I have seen so many happy people in the streets. And now that the World Series will be a battle between Texas and San Francisco, why don’t we also make this about more than just baseball.
For instance, it should settle the Evolution debate once and for all. If Texas wins, fine, no dinosaurs. But if SF wins, the Old Testament will henceforth cease to hold any relevance in the education system (or legislature, for that matter). While we’re at it, why don’t we also throw Gay Marriage in there too!
[Photo by The Tens]
This was the scene inside the Phoenix as the Giants won game 4 of the NLCS against those John’s Roast Pork-stuft, Pat’s vs Gino’s-arguing, Tacconelli’s (best pizza in the world) eating, Murray’s Deli frequenting, allegedly always-sunny Philadelphia Phillies.
Kind of reminds me of the scene at the Phoenix during the World Cup when Landon Donavon scored that awesome goal to propel the USA past Algeria in the group stage.
Where are you watching the Giants grab the pennant?
If you haven’t made plans for the weekend yet, they’ve got you covered:
we are going to be doing a big all bay area hip hop night at the knockout this weekend and i’ve probably blown 600 dollars and three months getting ready for it.
its going to be the full range of bay area classics: Mac Dre, E40, RBL Posse, San Quinn, Dru Down, Mac Mall, Master P, the Click, the Whoridas, the Luniz, Too Short, 2pac, Digitial Underground, Spice One, Dre Dog, Keak Da Sneak, Del, Casual, Souls of Mischief, 415, Total Devastation, pretty much anything you can think of.
It’s FREE with a Bay Area Hip Hop T-shirt or any Giants’ gear. And if you need some Giants’ gear, we’ve got you covered:
Vintage Giants Hat at Afterlife
How Giants Roll
RSVP to Facebook if you are so inclined.
[Photo from SFweekly]
Before breaking into a spirited rendition of Piazza, New York Catcher, Stuart inquired about our pennant-racing boys in black (and orange):
I don’t know how the game ended up today. Oh? It wasn’t good, eh? Not to worry, we’re bringing it back home 1-1. That’s how you want it to be, really.
Those Phillies don’t stand a chance.
Where will you be on Tuesday at 4:20?
What the Mission Mission commenters say
SFist weighs in as well
We’ve got a pennant race on our hands, people. While the obvious place to catch the Giants in the playoffs is AT&T Park, this is also unfortunately the time when the bandwagon is overflowing with corporate sponsor types and other rich people who often price the true fans (who have been attending almost every regular season game, right guys?) right out of the ballpark.
So where does that leave you? Well, probably watching the game in some bar with the rest of us plebeians. The only question that remains is which bar. The Phoenix is an obvious choice because of its plentiful, large TVs and well-priced, hardy food; but if the turnout for the World Cup earlier this summer was any indication, be prepared to stand up for 9 innings. Benders also seems like it would be a no-brainer with their delicious kitchen and cheap drinks, but the televisions are at odd angles to watch for any formidable length of time.
Interestingly, several seemingly knowledgable fans have informed me that Guerrero Street is the place to be for baseball. Two bars within a block from each other, Elixir and the 500 Club, each have well-situated TVs in addition to that unique San Francisco vibe that makes you feel like you’re not in a sports bar. Plus, if those places are too packed, the Kilowatt is also right down the street.
Remember, this is the time when San Franciscans need to band together and not worry that giving away the secret location of their favorite spot might cause it to be too crowded for their personal enjoyment. Sooo, where’s your favorite spot to catch a game?
(Please be careful with the dugout pranks, though)
[Photo by The Tens]