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Richmond: Giants trophy will make West Contra Costa stop

By Chris Treadway
Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 11:31 pm in Contra Costa County, Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo, San Pablo.

The Giants World Series trophy as seen as Yahoo!, taken by Flickr user shemp65 under Creative Commons atribution license.

The Giants World Series trophy as seen as Yahoo!, taken by by Flickr user shemp65 under Creative Commons atribution license.

There were some puzzled faces in the West County newsroom a couple of weeks ago after a check of the San Francisco Giants website showed that Richmond wasn’t on the World Series trophy tour schedule.

The world champions of baseball, after all, had previously announced that Richmond (location to be determined) was to be one of the stops on a tour that had garnered large crowds around the Bay Area, the West Coast and even New York.

(The tour noticeably avoids most of the areas considered Oakland A’s territory, but has already hit Walnut Creek and Pleasanton. A Richmond stop would be the trophy’s closest stop to Oakland.)

Calls and e-mails to the Giants took a couple of days to get a response, and the answer was that the trophy will indeed be at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium at Civic Center Plaza off Macdonald Avenue from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 23. After the inquiries, the Richmond visit was also put up on the team’s website.

Viewings will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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