Giants fans ride BART to the World Series

It has been eight years since the San Francisco Giants have gone to the World Series. In 2002, the Anaheim Angels defeated the Giants in seven games. Before that, the Oakland Athletics swept their rivals in what was labeled the “Battle of the Bay.” Finally in 1962, the orange and black played its very first World Series in San Francisco, but loss to the New York Yankees also in seven games.

Nevertheless, this year marks the fourth time that the Giants will play in the World Series. After the team defeated the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, fans all across California are awaiting the beginning of this year’s World Series.

In fact, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced it would be “San Francisco Giants Pride Week” on Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 28.  The Giants faced off against the Texas Rangers defeating them 11-7 on Wednesday and 9-0 on Thursday. As a result, fans and businesses showed their support for their team even with ticket prices being expensive. In addition, there were traffic jams before and after the games along with few available parking spaces at or near the ballpark.

One alternative that was used a lot by fans was to take public transportation to the games. For game one, SF State student Elijah Nouvelage, captured BART riders headed to and from the game at Powell Street in San Francisco. For game two, Juan Martinez, an SF State student and journalism major, took photos of Giants fans that arrived at the Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco before the game and after the game.

This is the link to my Flickr photo set of Giants fans taking BART to game two of the World Series on Thursday, Oct. 28.
This is the link to Elijah Nouvelage’s Flickr photo set of MUNI Diaries of Giants World Series.

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