Red Sox World Series Parade!

P1030011My Red Sox won the World Series!!

Until today, I had never been to a Red Sox World Series Parade. I went to the Giants Parade last year and greatly enjoyed it, although I didn’t know who any of the players were.

As for the recent Red Sox parades, I missed the 2004 parade by hours and the parade in 2007 was during the week and I had to work. Thus, when it was announced the parade would occur today, on a Saturday, I knew I would attend.

The MBTA (Boston’s subway and commuter rail) estimated 2 million people would take the “T” into the city for the parade. I was delighted to be amongst the millions. When I arrived at the Arlington T stop on Boylston Street, they were just about to erect the barricade along Arlington and Boylston. I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time and at the front of the barricade with a prime place to watch the parade.

Red Sox World Series Parade!

Waiting for the parade to start

While waiting for the parade to start, fans began to make paper airplanes and fly them back and forth across the street. The Arlington Street Church began to play music from its bell tower. The song I liked the most and that seemed the most appropriate was Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” Finally, the parade began!

The Trophy!

John Farrell

Jacoby Ellsbury

Jonny Gomes

Jarrod Saltalamacchia looking away

Jonny Gomes

Felix Doubrount

Wally dancing to the Dropkick Murphy’s

Clay Bucholtz

John Lackey

A funky red shoe

Xander Bogaerts

Red Sox Alumni Duckboat

John Lester

The NESN Duck boat with Dennis Eckersley and Don Orsillo

The parade was fantastic and I am so glad I was able to go! Way to go Red Sox! Can’t wait for the 2014 Season!

  • Heather

    You were so lucky! The crowd were so deep. We watched from home, thoroughly enjoying it. My boys are spoiled, having been born in 04 and 06, neither knows how long we were fans before there were celebratory parades. Thanks for sharing your photos.

    • admin

      Hi Heather!
      I agree- I was very lucky! It was a wonderful experience and I am so thankful I was able to attend. I still can’t believe the place I was able to see the parade. I’m so happy you enjoyed the photos.

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