Photo: Dave R Flickr
The Giants’ World Series Trophy has been on tour for about a month now and yesterday made its way to San Jose’s Municipal Stadium, where the San Jose Giants play, for fans to view. On Feb 5 the trophy comes back to San Francisco for what’s being billed as a “KNBR/Giants Fanfest” at AT&T Park, then continues on for a few months more before ending its run by I guess ascending to Heaven, where Mel Ott and Christy Mathewson can take a peek.

Here are photos of the trophy on Flickr and the Giants’ Facebook page. Here’s a great one of Willie Mays sayheying a little girl holding the trophy at a school near the site of the Polo Grounds, the Giants’ old New York stadium.

But lest you’re thinking about going skin-to-sacred-metal with the symbol of the Giants first Series win since 1954, don’t. You’d probably have an easier time giving a hug to Hosni Mubarak. From the Giants trophy tour site:

Can I touch the Trophy? A. The Trophy will NOT BE ALLOWED to be touched by anyone, except the designated handler and security personnel who will accompany the Trophy at all times.

I think you’ll be allowed to blow kisses at it though.

Update 11:33 p.m. Hey you know who else gets to hold the trophy? Brian Wilson! As noted in the SFist. Not sure that’s the safest choice. Here’s a photo of The Beard holding the trophy aloft. What he did with it next God only knows…

Good news: Wilson’s back on Twitter with an inaugural tweet of, “The Beards back on twitter…..Lets Rage!!!!!!!! ” And don’t forget, he also answers questions via Webcam on VYou.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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