Orange-and-black clad hordes flooded the streets of San Francisco on Wednesday for a Halloween Day ticker-tape parade celebrating the 2012 World Series champion Giants.
More than an hour before the start of the parade, thousands of people decked out in Giants gear or Halloween costumes stood 20 deep behind barriers along Market Street.
Kevin Yarbrough stood in a giant white panda costume in tribute to Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval, whose nickname is the ''Panda.''
The Richmond resident had gotten up early to put in some time at work before getting to the parade route around 7:30 a.m.
''You've got to come out and celebrate like this. You meet a whole new family, make new friends, and it really lets the community celebrate in a positive way,'' he said.
Fans also gathered at City Hall, where the team will address the crowd after the parade.
Vendors got an early start as well, hawking everything from pennants to lawn chairs from makeshift sidewalk stands amid the crush of the morn...