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Giants' World Series Parade Draws Estimated Crowd Of More Than 1 Million
Published November 1, 2012
POLITICAL STATEMENT? In L.A., Maria La Ganga notes Giants P Sergio Romo, who is of Mexican descent, “eschewed the Giants' championship attire in favor of a navy blue T-shirt that read: ‘I JUST LOOK ILLEGAL.’” Giants Spanish-language broadcaster Tito Fuentes said to the crowd on hand, “I told Sergio, that T-shirt, I really love it. And I came prepared. I might look illegal, but I got my card.” Fuentes' comments came "as he waved what appeared to be his green card" (L.A. TIMES, 11/1). In San Jose, Matt O'Brien reports, "Within hours, an obscure Los Angeles T-shirt company was taking dozens of orders for the shirt." Wicky Tees Founder Jack Chan said that he sold "only about 40 of the shirts since they were designed two years ago." He added that he "was surprised to sell more than 100 Wednesday afternoon at $12 each" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 11/1).
THE COST OF SUCCESS: Lee said that he “expected the cost to be similar to city expenses for the 2010 championship parade.” In S.F., Cote & Knight ask, “So how much was that?” Lee’s Communications Dir Christine Falvey yesterday said that she “didn't know the amount.” Falvey: “I'm not going to have a number for you today." But she “promised to have a number in the next few days.” The Giants are “picking up production costs of the parade, which they calculated to be about” $1M. The city is “responsible for public safety, cleanup and other city functions” (S.F. CHRONICLE, 11/1).