Getting to the Giants Parade

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Just like a World Series championship season, a world championship strategy for celebrating that season with your favorite team is built step by step.

"I'm going crazy about the Giants. This a special prayer rug...200 people touched it yesterday and another 100 touched it today," said Jean Baronas, beaming with team pride on the Amtrak platform in Sacramento Thursday night.

Baronas may need the power of those prayers that helped the Giants pull off their latest World Series win to get her to a prime spot in San Francisco for the team's latest victory parade.

Does she have a plan for pulling it off?

"I'm gonna ask the conductor on the Amtrak if I should leave tonight or if I can leave tomorrow morning," she said.

Tomorrow is fine, but train seats will be filling up quick and early as Amtrak recommends Giants fans headed to thee noon parade take the 8:20am or 9:20am Capitol Corridor trains.

Watch out commuters!

Brand new Giants affiliate - the River Cats - are helping 130 fans get to the parade on charter buses.

"Couldn't be better," said team general manager when asked what watching the series has been like as a part of the Giants organization.

The seats are all booked now, but you might get lucky - that could change overnight.

"Check Twitter. Check social media on the River cats pages...had a couple people drop out and as soon as that happens we'll post and let people know," said Maxson.

The buses are due to leave Raley Field at 7 a.m.

Gear will be on sale starting at 6:30 a.m. at the team store.

For the folks who waited hours for new shipments of World Series Gear to arrive at the Arden Way Sports Authority - they had lots of time to plan their look and  to talk travel plans.

"Probably carpool together," said Chris Aguirre.

Courtney Dryer plans to have her mom drive their group, but what about parking?

"We'll figure it out. She's smart. She's a smart cookie," said Dryer.

Getting in the car is a plan all drivers may want to rethink.

When I traveled to the victory bash back in 2012, Interstate 80 was backed up into Albany two hours before parade time.

Finding hand space on any railing inside a BART train, also a challenge as fans squeeze into trains in order to pay tribute to their team.