Giants Pick Up for the President's Phone Call - NBC Bay Area

Giants Pick Up for the President's Phone Call

Obama Congratulates Giants



    They didn't win the World Series at home, but that didn't stop the San Francisco Giants from celebrating on the field with the loyal fans in the stands about an hour after the game. (Published Monday, Nov. 1, 2010)

    Editor's note: President Obama did, indeed, call the world champion San Franciso Giants on Tuesday. Among the talking points was whether or not magic resided in Brian Wilson's beard. The White House version of the call is here.


    Is it an East Coast bias?

    After the champagne and beer celebration inside the Giants clubhouse late Monday night, there was one thing missing: the traditional congratulatory phone call from the President of the United States.

    "We gave (Obama's) people the private line into Bruce Bochy's office and other numbers to contact us," said Giants spokesperson Staci Slaughter.  "But we have yet to hear from him.  Maybe on Tuesday?"

    The Giants are used to waiting.  They waited since 1954 to win the World Series.

    Giants Celebrate with Family

    [BAY] Giants Celebrate with Family
    An amazing scene in Texas was made extra special for the Giants because they were able to celebrate winning the World Series with family.
    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010)

    Mr. Obama is a White Sox fan,  However, in recent weeks, he has cheered for the Giants.  During a fund raising stop in the San Francisco Bay Area in late October, he played to the crowds by continually asking about the Giants.

    Perhaps Obama will make the call on election day.