Last Wednesday’s ticker-tape parade celebrating the Giant’s World Series win was pretty great, and news articles keep rolling in on what an amazing celebration it was. Let’s look at some of the stats, shall we?

240,000: Number of extra riders Muni says it brought them

522,200: The record-breaking number of people who rode BART parade day

30,000: The number of extra riders that packed Caltrain last Wednesday

1500: Extra riders on the Sausolito ferry that day

3,222: The number of kids SF public schools believe were “sick” to hit the parade

$121,630: The amount of funding SF public schools say they stand to lose due to those absences

“so many”: The number of SF city and county workers watching live streaming video of Wednesday’s ticker-tape parade at their workstations, causing complete failure for SF’s city and county offices’ internet service.

17 tons: The amount of trash left behind by the parade

$20,037: How much it cost, in extra staffing, to clean up after the parade

8 hours: How long it took DPW to clean it all up

More than 1 million: Official crowd counts aren’t in yet, but that’s how many folks the Giants organization estimates attended the parade and celebration.

10,000 lbs: The amount of orange confetti reportedly dropped along the parade route

90%: How much of that 10,000 lbs of confetti was reportedly “eco-friendly and biodegradable.”

Unknown, but we’re really curious about: How much Tim Lincecum, who reportedly has an endorsement deal with Red Bull, was paid to wear a hat advertising the energy drink throughout the entire parade and celebration. (And believe me, if I had a contact at the Lincecum camp, I’d ask about that, as well as try to set him up with Appeal contrib Katie Baker. Wouldn’t they be a cute couple?)

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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