Wednesday, January 13, 2010

And this is only two months late, but...Yankee championship parade

As fortune would have it, my brother was in town and I was off from work the day the Yankees held their championship parade in Gotham's Canyon of Heroes. To say it was a crowded, wall-to-wall, mob scene is, quite frankly, an understatement, but the baseball gods must've been aware that, dressed head to toe in Yankee gear, I was a true fan, and my brother and I, originally on the wrong side of the barricade a block away from the parade, actually got spots close enough that not only did we have a perfect view of the big screen tv showing the parade but I actually got to see some of my heroes in person as well.

I hate crowds, more than anything, and I almost got trampled by a crushing wave of people at one point, but I love the Yankees more than I hate crowds, and the parade was frickin' awesome.

A few highlights...

City Hall amid a downpour of tickertape

World Series MVP Hideki Matsui

Jay-Z, Francisco Cervelli, and A-Rod

Oh look, it's the back of A-Rod's head (in the hat, to the far left of the float) as he passes by!

CC Sabathia and Mark Texeira

Nick Swisher - looking almost excited as I was - with his mohawk

Jerry Hairston Jr.

Oh yeah, that is totally Johnny Damon on the far right of this photo!

Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter's dad, and Derek Jeter (my bro was disappointed to realize that his crush, Minka Kelly, who is dating my crush Jeter, was also on the float but neither of us saw her...)

Hip, hip, Jorge!...

Mary's never been happier (or dorkier, apparently) in her life...

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