Giants Spotted Shooting Commercial in San Francisco

Commercial shoot reenacts Market Street parade.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Jeff Ranieri

    The San Francisco Giants are all about their screen time lately.

    Brian Wilson and his beard have been making the talk show rounds, and now fellow members of the team have been spotted on the streets of San Francisco working on a mystery commercial.

    The production appeared to be a reenactment of the team's championship parade down Market Street, complete with a crowd of extras, a green screen, a trolley and of course a confetti cannon.

    NBC Bay Area's meteorologist Jeff Ranieri heard the ruckus and snapped the above photo.

    Ranieri said he spotted pitchers Sergio Romo and Tim Lincecum. He also saw MVP Cody Ross and fan-favorite Andre Torres - all playing themselves on the Hollywood-like shoot.

    If you were anywhere near Mint Plaza Thursday mid-morning, you probably heard it too. The extras made enough noise to fill the area with cheers of adoring fans.  The actors and players on hand Thursday were in the dozens. The real parade last November brought an estimated one million of us to Market Street.   Through the magic of television (and that green screen) the shot is sure to look like real deal.

    One source said the commercial should air soon, but did not say who was paying the bill.

    The World Series Champion San Francisco Giants will be back at it for real come Friday April 8.

    First pitch of the home opener is set for 1:35 p.m.