The kids from Petaluma brought down the house again on Sunday as an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people  jammed the streets for Petaluma National Little League’s trip through the Little League World Series victory parade in P-Town.  From appearances, the crowd rivaled a Butter and Egg Day’s Parade soiree.

The crowd was loud too.

When fellow photog Christopher Chung and I covered the Giants homecoming, The City crowd was deafening to the point of standing next to speakers at a Twisted Sister concert for three hours.  Petaluma wasn’t that loud on Sunday, but a constant cacophony of cheers echoed off buildings on the U-shaped route of Kentucky St. to Washington to Petaluma Blvd.  With that, the long unusual baseball summer for these kids is nearly over.

Petaluma National League's Danny Marzo, middle, and his family take it all in as Petaluma throws a parade, Sunday Sept. 2, 2012 for the team which made historic run through the Little League World Series, ending up third place in the world, second in the United States. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Fans from right, Hannah Wheless, 12, Morgan Freitas, 13 and Jessie Guerra, 13, cheer Sunday Sept. 2, 2012 for the Petaluma National League which made a historic run through the Little League World Series, ending up third place in the world, second in the United States. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Cole Tomei and his mom left and dad (and National coach) Trevor Tomei celebrate the Petaluma National Little League's run through the Little League World Series, Sunday Sept. 2, 2012 in Petaluma. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Fans jam Petaluma Blvd. South to celebrate Petaluma National Little League's run through the Little League World Series, Sunday Sept. 2, 2012 in Petaluma. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Kempton Brandis gets a hug from and admirer after a parade honoring the Petaluma National Little League and their Cinderella run through the Little League World Series, Sunday Sept. 2, 2012 in Petaluma. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Porter Slate and family watch a flyover at the start of the Petaluma National Little League victory parade, Sunday September 2, 2012 celebrating their historic run through the Little League World Series. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

The Press Democrat parade gallery is here.

-Kent Porter