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this here, number 49, javier lopez. [cheers and applause] >> another one of brian saibian's great season moves picking up this left hander. jose mijares. >> literally he was unhittable in the world series and the post season. sergio romo. [cheers and applause] >> hard to describe what a job this next guy did. he became
the giants' ultimate weapons in the playoffs in the world series, tim lincecum. [cheers and applause] >> and adding to the bull pen veteran guillermo mota. >> a pitcher who made the debut with the giants this year jean machi. >> this guy was acquired from the yankees at the end of spring training and he was so good and forced himself on to the
roster, george cantos. >> okay. this guy needs a big, big applause for what he did against the cardinals to save the season, for what he did in the world series, giants pitcher left hander barry zito. [cheers and applause] >> audience: barry, barry, barry! >> he was there and came back to life, number 48, the mvp of the world series pablo sandoval.
[cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the world champion 2012 san francisco giants. [cheers and applause] now to make a very special presentation please welcome the great mayor of the great city of san francisco mayor ed lee. >> audience: let's go giants! let's go giants. >> let's go giants. wow how thrilled we're are to have the world series champions back in
san francisco. what a year it has been. it's been the year of the orange dragon. yeah! . orange october. but you know we have celebrated, we have screamed, we have shouted all year long and once again the giants have captured our imagination and team work and they did the hard work. often we look at sports and we have super stars and we have super stars but there is a motto on the clubhouse wall and it says "25 guys, one common goal, win today". [cheers and applause] and they certainly live up to
this motto. when i see young people, all of the city supporting giants gear it's about the impact of this team. it is hard work, perseverance and hard work and work with each other. did bruce bochy and these 25 guys quick when they lost the first two games against cincinnati? no. did they accept the inevitable with st. louis? no. they carried on with determination and experts and pundits predicted that this san francisco giants was going to the world series and team work means everyone contributes and we saw those plays and three
home runs for pablo sandoval right here in san francisco. [cheers and applause] . buster posey grand slam. [cheers and applause] outside there, yes! we saw the magic of the wonderful catch he did to save the out and jer nee affeldt and come up through the season and crow -- crawford saving the ball and all the pitchers and pitching their hearts out to zito to a felt and in comes romo . [cheers and applause] we needed everybody. we needed every skill. we needed that great team work so today in
recognition of their second world series championship in three years i am proud to present the highest honor we have in this city, the key to the city and county of san francisco to the whole team of the san francisco giants. [cheers and applause] you know we usually give keys to individual dignitaries who have accomplished great things, whether it was the president of ireland or people like tony bennett who has contributed so many of their years to our history, or even a matt cain and his wonderful perfect game in san francisco. we normally celebrate those individual accomplishments but today we're going to break with that tradition and present this key to the entire team and the coaching staff. everybody involved with the giants, the investors, their front office. congratulations to a team that does not know how to quit,
never gives up, and defies the odds at every opportunity. here's to showing the world who it means to play for each other. come on up larry for a key to the city to the whole team. [cheers and applause] and larry on behalf of a grateful city to the whole team we present you the city to the city for the whole organization involved. congratulations on a wonderful, wch championship for all of san francisco, the best fans in the world. [cheers and applause] now larry there's something else that you got to know. i'm going to clean up. when a world series champion sweeps the
opponents they deserve something special, so as the former public works director i know a little bit about sweeping and we have a little love for the whole team. the first of many i hope, and this is the broom to the city for the giants, the first ever. yes! congratulations on sweeping the world series championship. >> thank you mr. mayor. both the broom and the key will find a sacred place at at&t park because it belongs to the wonderful fans of the san francisco giants, the best fans in the world. thank you.
[cheers and applause] >> well, we just saw him but i wanted to give a formal introduction to a guy that has meant so much to this franchise, who grew up in san francisco rooting for the giantses and become a critical part of this giants organization, the giants president laurence baer. [cheers and applause] >> welcome giants fans everywhere. hello to way back. look at this. wow! what do you say we make a habit of getting together like this every late october? what do you think? [cheers and applause] we all saw a lot of familiar
faces and heard a lot of familiar voices on the parade route today. there were faces and voices which from february through october energized our players and coaches and manager and enabled them to bring home a world series championship. thank you. my favorite sign on the parade route was very simple. it said "san francisco, the happiest place on earth". and we're a happy place today because we see what a team can do in a two way love affair to bring a city and a team together as one. i remember when flying back from detroit on monday as the city flew over the beautiful city in the bay area we all in the giants family wish we could
go door to door to blow kirbs to every one of you to return the unconditional love you provided us selling out all 89 home games and all the wonderful fanses, and i see some of you that traveled withed team, road warriors to make road games feel like home games. you inspired us. we know you filled this plaza on sunday when we were in detroit. we know you cheer friday your couches at home, from your neighborhood street parties and then throughout october with the city we lit up the city. it was a washid orange from coit tower to the ferry building to right here at city hall. what can we take away from our 2012 giants? i believe we can take away life
lessons. vuch teachable moments for our children and our team did face challenges and whether facing injuries or newly acquired players or facing elimination game one after another. what were the life lessons? never give up no matter how high the mountain is to climb. have integrity and conduct yourself with professionalism. did this team do that? absolutely. play with a team with unselfish devotion. trust one another and love your team teammates and in always do so have fun and it's meant to be played as a game, so for the rest of our lives i know this
truly resonates for many of us. for the rest of our lives we will remember this team as a brilliant team, a team of character, a team of chemistry, and a team that ultimately clicked and we developed a short hand around our heroes and our giants experience that will always go on. harsh -- hash tag -- the baby ge raf, the freak, the horse, and the bull and on and on and on. that's what we love about this team. one national writer observed "whatever goes on in the san francisco clubhouse it's not like the rest of baseball". well, i have something to add to that. i would say whatever goes on in our front office also is not
like the rest of baseball. a championship team has an architect and our general manager brian saibian and his incredible staff are the best in baseball. [cheers and applause] he built a baseball operations department that is a model for scooting and analytics and player development and training and conditioning and brian has the perfect partner in executing all of this, and of course it is bruce bochy and his coaching staff. [cheers and applause] the last giant manager to win more than one world series was john mcgraw in 1921, but don't let bochy fool you with his
seemingly easy going nature. the wheels are always turning with him and we can say there is no finer manager in the game today. [cheers and applause] i want to acknowledge the foundation of the giants organization, our ownership group, 32 strong lead by charles johnson. they stepped up to serve as a stalt walt of this franchise and saved it in 1976 and then brought it to san francisco in the first place in 1958. i am proud each owner during the 55 years in san francisco is represented here today. as a fourth generation san franciscan growing up in the richmond district my heroes did wear orange and black. i
watched them with my dad and mays and the other players. they're all here today. i knew their story as well as i knew my own because their stories were mine. they were part of my heritage. my parents passed it down to him just as brandon crawford's parents passed it to him and you're passing it your children and pam and i are passing it our children. all my heroes still wear orange and black. there are those on the stage but there are also other people in orange and black. figuratively if not literally. they are the full time employees of this organization and the 1,000 event employees who work hard everyday to make sure the story of the san francisco giants, the world champion san francisco giants is an
extraordinary one. round for applause for all of the people that work for the giants and so you our fans and the familiar voices and faces. you have become our heroes as well. no team wins a world series without a little manic and that is you, the fans. baseball is continuous. every generation writes its own chapter. how incredible is this? right now right here our second world championship in three years. this is our chapter. [cheers and applause] so to paraphrase hunter hunter pence. let's look into each other eyes and remember the moment. remember this moment. let's enjoy every minute.
let's enjoy what we have together as a team, as a city and a community. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> thanks larry. well, larry mentioned this next gentleman that we need to hear from. here's the architect of this giants franchise in so many ways. here's the longest tenure manager in baseball. he brought his giants to the playoffs six times and five san francisco giants world -- pennants and upon general manager. please welcome brian saibian. >> >> thank you. i didn't think i would be nervous or emotional but i'm all of that right now. i want to thank the city of san
francisco, dignitaries, lumnaries, the hall of famers, the ownership group, the coaching and training staff. today is ground hog day. we have the right to claim baseball heaven. this is the mecca of baseball, san francisco california. i think people forgot this team won 94 games in the regular season in a division that is probably as under rated as any division in sports. beat two excellent teams to win the national league and go on to detroit and unfortunately with detroit with all due respect they didn't know what they were in for. [cheers and applause] you fans, this city, this organization, this team wants all of us, or tries to make all of us better men, better people,
better husbands, better friends. larry alluded to it the life lessons watching these guys perform everyday and we have a phrase for it "feeding the beast". this game is a rugged game and like life you need to put a lot into it and they became teammates and competed like nobody has seen. i am humbled to be part of this. i am so happy for all our family and friends and this is why we do this, and you folks will be etched in time and in history as one of the greatest teams not only in san francisco history but in baseball. [cheers and applause] . you earned it and you couldn't have done it without a hall of fame manager and like you guys great things happen to great people. that's what happened to this team. as good as baseball players they are and as big as their accomplishments are they're great people and to
call bruce bochy my friend or colleague or mentor, or somebody that i cherish our relationship so much that i can't explain. the one thing that we have here that no other organization has is everybody is on the same page. the ownership through the front office to the manager and the coaching staff and to the players. it flows up and down and it's all because of one man and how he's driven these guys together and bochy i can't say enough and you're getting your due and it is long over due. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. sit down. sit down. thank you. thanks a lot
brian. he's got me emotional now. first of all i wanted to let you know we does try to spare you the torture of 2010 by clinching this division a little bit earlier. now with the six elimination games we wanted to take the torture to another level, and these guys did a great job, but what makes this team so special really was their unselfish play, and they showed you that there's no heights you can't rise to when you have did it and without self interest. these guys did it. nobody came in my office complaining or ask questions. they did whatever
they could to help the team win and for them i thank all of them for buying into what we were trying to do and that is win this world series. [cheers and applause] in 2010 i think we characterized the club as a bunch of misfits that got together and got it done. well, if i had to put a tag line and hang it on this club it would be "never say die ". we had key players go down in the season never say die. we got down two-zero to the reds. never say die. we got down to st. louis. never say die. and that last game against detroit was the first time we got behind and they never say die and they ended up winning the thing.
[cheers and applause] now, we had something different to help us. in 2010 we had the rally gong. that game through for us but this here we have hunter pence's sermons and wherever you are thank you hunter. [cheers and applause] but as i was flying here after we beat detroit you have to realize that we're drinking from water -- from the well dug by others. there are so many people that did something here to contribute. the players, the coaches, myself we're in front the tv, but owners with their help. they have such a commitment to make the best experience for you fans and doing all they can, and to extend the storied history of
this franchise and -- as he said we're just not working together as gm manager. we're friends. i can't appreciate more how supportive he's been throughout of this with me. he's the genius that put this talent together to help get this done. to mayor lee, the city of san francisco, to the fans with your enthusiasm, your dedication, your enwaiverring support i thank you. i thank you for always being there. i thank you for never giving up. i thank you for showing up wherever we have been and thank you for making this one of the greatest moments of my life. thank you. [cheers and applause]
>> great job bochy. for somebody uses vice for a living it's never good to follow him. he's got the pipes. well, john, dwayne and mike are and are privileged to be part of this giants organization, to be the giants broadcasters but we're not the only four. there are two other members of the giants broadcast team who are critical to what we do and i think the best spanish language speaking broadcast in baseball and we want to become them to the podium now and been the voice for the giants for spanish for 15 years and his partner and please welcome tito friend. [cheers and applause] >> wow, is this amazing or
what? two times in three years. we can get used to this. right, tito? yep. anyway the only thing i can say is thank you to these 25 guys right here. for years i took math and they told me that five time five is 25 but i think five times five is one because they showed they can play 25 as one individual and that's how they got it done. [cheers and applause] now, i'm going to talk to my family -- [speaking spanish]