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?
“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.
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.
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?)