The Red Sox beat the Dodgers to win the World Series on Sunday in Los Angeles, their ninth as a franchise and fourth since the turn of the century. Back on the East Coast, the players and fans will spend Halloween celebrating the win with another parade in Boston. The city’s 11th since 2002. So they’re well-practiced with the duck boats and the signs, etc.
That doesn’t mean this won’t be just as big a party as the ones before though. With the added Halloween element, we might be in for some true shenanigans.
The duck boats are ready to get things rolling ...
... and you can watch live online here if you don’t have any work to do today.
LIVE AT 7: Everything you need to know ahead of the Red Sox World Series championship parade. Team coverage NOW on 7News. https://t.co/EOeRhHeM0S— 7News Boston WHDH (@7News) October 31, 2018
As well as the players and their families and team employees, the Red Sox also invited Dana-Farber patients to join them. The Red Sox are major yearly donors and supporters of The Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Way to get the waterworks started early, guys.
Manager Alex Cora got things started on a confident note, saying the Red Sox scored 16 at Yankee Stadium so “suck on it.” You can do that when you won the World Series a few days ago.
Alex Cora doesn't hold back: "We scored 16 at Yankee Stadium... Suck on it" pic.twitter.com/iLhMKUWY78— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 31, 2018
Before leaving Fenway, David Ortiz got a few words in about this Red Sox team. The first team this millennium to win a World Series without him on the roster.
He had some fun on the boats later too. He just looks so natural with that trophy in his hands!
The best part of championship parades is all of the small children looking equally confused and adorable.
We’re on the duck with our biggest star, Griff Holt! pic.twitter.com/Z99ImhcJGi— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 31, 2018
David Price's son during an interview today pic.twitter.com/USo1aiC2DS— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 31, 2018
Pretty sure it can’t legally be a Boston championship parade if The Dropkick Murphys aren’t there somewhere.
This is what happens when you have a parade on Halloween.
There’s the first proposal of parade day! Probably not the last, congrats to the happy couple.
well we just had a proposal at the Red Sox parade pic.twitter.com/EkjDcCmFDm— Nate Gilbert (@NateGilbert) October 31, 2018
Fans are throwing bananas as a nod to Brock Holt eating bananas during the endless, 18-inning Game 3 in LA. Or at least we’re assuming that’s the case. Maybe they just weren’t hungry for breakfast.
Hello, Rick Porcello. Who seems to be having a great morning.
You don’t get named World Series MVP every day. Enjoy the parade, M-V-Pearce!
It’s no surprise to anyone that the beer is flowing. How dare someone throw Dustin Pedroia a warm one though?
Dustin Pedroia taking a drink of beer and slamming the can into the street then screaming "this shits warm!!” while looking soooo angry makes me love the beisbol even more. @RedSox @Plesac19 @MLBNetwork @MLB— Rob Ward (@robbywardshow) October 31, 2018
There were also some very good dogs watching the parade.
You guys, she’s a lady pup and her name is Mimi!!! pic.twitter.com/l0FFiusgAR— Jacqueline Cain (@jackie_cain) October 31, 2018
Wally the Green Monster wasn’t about to let the players have all the fun.
Some fans took advantage of the Halloween coincidence and dressed up for the occasion.
All in all it looked like a fun parade. Apparently someone dented the trophy by throwing a beer, so that’ll take some fixing. What else did you expect from a Boston crowd though? They love their team and go all in on celebrating. Nothing wrong with that.