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National baseball writer/columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, 27th year covering Giants, A's, 32nd year covering ball.

Today’s SF Giants parade - who, what, when, where, why (you can figure out why) — Today's parade starts at noon, rolling from the foot of Market near the Ferry Building down Market to the Civic Center, ending on the steps of City Hall. It'll run two miles and about 90 minutes. Then the speeches will last another 90 minutes, unless the mayor goes a little long.

Pablo Sandoval - his future with (or without) SF Giants — One of many Giants officials in the Kauffman Stadium dugout before Game 7 of the World Series contemplated the possibility of Pablo Sandoval playing elsewhere. "I don't know how the Panda hats would look if they were blue Panda hats or yellow Panda hats or green Panda hats," the official said.

Eavesdrops: Game 7 aces help Giants, Royals get started — “If you’ve got any inclination to pitch Bumgarner, why not start him?” Morris asked in a pregame interview. Morris, then 36, threw 10 innings in Game 7 of the ’91 Series, a 1-0 Twins victory over the Braves.

Getting defensive: Rookies help lead Giants to title — Panik and Perez were among five rookies on Bochy’s World Series roster, a far cry from the Giants’ veteran-heavy championship clubs of 2010 and 2012, and they didn’t miss a beat as they leaped all over each other after Sunday’s final out, celebrating their third title in five years.

Jack Morris: Why not start Madison Bumgarner? — Jack Morris, the epitome of what once was a Game 7 pitcher, was on the field before tonight's World Series finale and said he would've loved to see Madison Bumgarner get the start. "If you've got any inclination to pitch Bumgarner, why not start him?" Morris asked.

Eavesdrops - SFGate — The buzz from World Series Game 7 at Edison Field: [...] time, he gets third base. If I'm going to get my (butt) kicked by a bunch of guys, I'm not about to say, 'We'll get you in Anaheim,' said Dennis Cook, playing down an incident between two Angels pitchers (Cook and Game 7 starter John Lackey) and Giants fans in North Beach last week.

Sorrow, but no second-guessing or regrets — Sorrow, but no second-guessing or regrets Edison Field was already loud with most of the 44,598 fans roaring in unison, and celebratory fireworks made the noise more intense -- really too intense for a 3-year-old's ears. Baker, his arms around his weeping child, walked through the dugout, down the stairs and into the Giants' clubhouse.

Eavesdrops: Wotus overlooked as managerial candidate? — No team seeking a manager has asked for permission to interview Ron Wotus, who has been a valuable bench coach for Dusty Baker, Felipe Alou and Bruce Bochy.

Royals’ 7-run second, Ventura’s 7 strong innings mean Game 7 — All that momentum the Giants carried into Tuesday night’s Game 6 at Kauffman Stadium was wiped out in a seven-run second inning that gave 40,000 fans the chills, starter Yordano Ventura more than enough cushion and Yost his wish.

Eavesdrops from Game 5 of the World Series — Rock and country singer Aaron Lewis messed up the words to the national anthem, singing “what so proudly we hailed were so gallantly streaming” instead of “what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming.” Fox viewers complained on social media that the network failed to show the Robin Williams pregame tribute â€" his kids on the field, his son throwing out the first pitch to Billy Crystal, the scoreboard clip of Williams firing up fans before a 2010 Division Series game â€" and instead showed Joe Buck.
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Oct 31, 2014

Folks from underwear company actually getting half crowd to yell "Mad" and other half to yell "Bum." Isn't that against the law? #sfgparade

Oct 31, 2014

Poor Matt Duffy. His first #sfgiants World Series parade, and no one will notice him. He's sharing a ride with Hunter Pence.

Oct 31, 2014

Must-see in #sfgiants parade: vehicle No. 91, Mike Murphy and clubhouse staff.

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