Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A San Francisco Celebration..Red Sox Holes

The San Francisco celebration parade commences this morning at 11am PDT. That's 2pm eastern time.My congratulations go out to the team and their long suffering fans who have waited forever to say "we're number one" and be right about it. This time they're as right as can be. Here's all you need to know...

SAN FRANCISCO — "San Francisco is The City that Knows How to celebrate — and now it will party with the boys of summer during a World Series victory parade up Market Street on Wednesday.
Bruce Bochy and the crew will be honored with a ticker-tape parade along Market Street following the same route taken by the Giants when they first came to San Francisco from New York in 1958.
If Monday night is any indication of the party’s magnitude, it won’t be an earthquake, but the streets will still be
It will be Champagne, not gel in Mayor Gavin Newsom’s hair Wednesday afternoon when he presents the the underdogs that pulverized Texas with the key to The City.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to crowd the streets, so allow for transit and traffic delays and show up early."

Celebrate the boys of summer

WHAT: Ticker-tape parade and celebration honoring the San Francisco Giants’ World Series win
WHEN: Wednesday, 11 a.m.
WHERE: The parade will start at Montgomery and Washington streets, travel west up Market Street and finish at Civic Center. A celebration will follow at Civic Center Plaza."

Let's hope nobody or nothing rains on their parade.

On to a little Red Sox stuff. This is expected to be a busier than normal off season for Theo Epstein. The needs of the team are obvious and there are a handful of guys already on the team that Epstein must make a decision on, most notably a multi-year (2 is fine with me) David Ortiz signing. Papi recently said he wants more than one year. After last season, GIVE IT TO HIM! Here's Theo...

"I think it's always complex, because there are always holes to fill. You always have to balance the present and the future, and make sure you do things that make next year's club as good as it can possibly be without compromising the direction the organization's headed, and making sure you keep the organization in a place where it can be very competitive year in and year out. So this year, there are probably more moving parts than most and more variables than most. It just means it's always a puzzle, but it might be a little bit bigger puzzle, more pieces in the puzzle this year, so unfortunately we have a head start [after not making the postseason] and we'll put that time to good use and try to line ourselves up to be in a position to get the best possible answers."

To add to the mixture, Victor Martinez and Adrian Beltre (what would we have done without both of them?) are to become free agents. So Theo, make the Boston Red Sox a better team. MUCH better.

To my Constant Readers, have a wonderful post-election day. Here in Connecticut we know who our new US Senator is but the governor's race is still too close to call. I think that's amazing. Click on this post's title for something Red Sox and as always, BE WELL.


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