Some folks took the day off work Wednesday for the World Series victory parade, but San Francisco police officers did not have that option.
“Any officer requesting a vacation day was denied,” police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said Thursday. “All discretionary time off for yesterday was canceled.”
Police are crediting the increased patrols for a mostly peaceful parade that brought hundreds of thousands of fans into The City. Read More
Darrel Dominguez and his brother Dee missed the 2010 World Series parade, but they weren’t going to let that happen again. This time, the brothers traveled nearly 1,100 miles by plane, car and train to get to the corner of Market and Main streets by 6:30 a.m. Wednesday for the parade’s 2012 edition.
“We moved to Albuquerque in 2009, and in 2010 they go and win the World Series,” said Darrel Dominguez, who still lives in Albuquerque, N.M. “That was heartbreaking.”
The Dominguez brothers were among the hundreds of thousands of fans who descended upon San Francisco for the second parade in three years.