Indeed, ultimately, whether a downtown parade happens this year seems to be entirely up to the Giants. Team spokesman Pat Hanlon has issued a statement saying that while Big Blue "appreciates the offer and (will) consider it at the appropriate time, one of the trademarks of this organization and this team this season has been its ability to focus on the task at hand. Parades are not part of the task at hand right now."
Whatever happens, at least the players seem to have it all in perspective. Said Garnes, "We just want everyone, all the fans, to be happy and celebrate with us. That's what's important." To some, anyway.