BOSTON, MA- After winning their third World Series Championship in nine years, the Boston Red Sox’ celebrated their championship today with a Duck Boat Parade through the heart of Boston. The parade though made a stop at the Boston Marathon Finish line, for an impromptu moment of silence.
As the parade stopped on Boylston Street, Red Sox’ players Johnny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia got out of their Duck Boat and placed the championship trophy on the finish line and draped it with their 617 Boston Strong jersey. The 617 Boston Strong jersey hung in the Red Sox’ dugout for every game after the marathon bombing. After that moment of silence the crowd began signing along to a recording of “God Bless America.”
The marathon bombing took the lives of three people, wounded more than 260 others, and put the city in a five-day lockdown until a manhunt finally captured the sole surviving terror suspect.
An estimated two million people came out to the parade today in Boston.
The parade had only one delay Saturday Morning (besides the moment of silence) when the flat bed trailer carrying the Irish-Punk rock band, The Dropkick Murphys, got stuck in the dirt at Fenway Park. After a couple minutes the the trailer was towed out and the parade resumed.
The Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday night to win the World Series 4-2.