PHOTOS: The Red Sox Parade Through Town on Duck Boats
Best. day. ever.
If you live in Boston, you might have picked up that the Red Sox had their championship parade through the city today. I got to ride in the media truck leading the procession, which was about as ridiculously cool (and unbelievably loud) as you’d imagine. So what did the Rolling Rally look like from the front? Check out these photos.
Before the ducks got rolling, things started out at Fenway Park, where all the boats (many bearded!) were lined up early:
Officer Steve Horgan was posing for the cameras, and taking pictures with just about everybody who walked up to him. This poor guy is going to wake up one morning with his arms stuck like that:
David Ortiz fired up the crowd …
… the ducks rolled out …
… and fans flocked to the backside of Fenway to watch them leave:
One of these signs is a classic throwback to this one from 2004. The other one, I’m afraid of saying anything about because I don’t want to get fired:
I think this woman stitched together this Boston Strong sign herself, and she was super proud of it. Needless to say, the route was lined with fans in fake beards:
Rolling across the finish line:
I’m guessing that the Babe Ruth jersey was later burned in effigy:
The crowd by Old South Church, where the bells tolled as the parade passed by:
Through the confetti down Boylston Street:
It’s like this guy started his aluminum foil trophy with something really ambitious in mind, and just gave up half way. Good job, good effort:
They were packing ’em deep at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Beacon Hill:
Check out this guy, stone cold watching from the Granary Burying Ground. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d just popped up from one of those graves:
This sign by far wins for my favorite of the day. It reads [all sic’d!], “Big Papi Say’s This is Are Ziti.” Yeah! This is are ziti!
These girls are great fans of Daniel Nava’s baseball skills, with no doubt a particular respect for his plate discipline and high on base percentage:
You know what this guy is? A consensus builder. This, without doubt, is something we can all agree on: