Nov
06

Open Thread: Scenes from a parade

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2009 World Series Parade 151

You can check out of all my pictures here. Apologies in advance for the quality, between the gazillions of people pushing and leaning on me nonstop and my crappy camera, most of them aren’t great.

Joe, myself, and a few readers set up shop at the corner of Ann and Park, where we got a good view of people throwing stuff out of nearby buildings. Spike Lee was walking around taking pictures, and people were climbing on everything, at least until the cops got to them.

You couldn’t miss CC Sabathia, while Melky was stylin’ with his hat. Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter were on the same float (Posada in the back, Jeter in the front), but Mariano Rivera got his own float to fittingly close out the parade (he’s the one with the scarf). None of us managed to see A-Rod (apparently he was on Jay-Z’s float, and why the hell was Jay-Z part of the parade anyway?), Phil Hughes, David Robertson, or Joe Girardi, and I think we counted three different Nick Swishers and two different AJ Burnetts. From where we were, it was tough to tell the guys apart.

If you have any pictures of your own, feel free to link to them in the comments. Otherwise, use this thread to talk about whatever you want. It’s Friday, so go ahead and be as vicious as can be to each other.

Categories : Open Thread
  • Accent Shallow

    http://www.baseballthinkfactor....._a_closer/

    It’s nice to see another team’s writers trying to drum up support for making their potential future ace a reliever. Whew.

    So who went to the parade? I had been planning on going, but I got lazy. I’m torn after viewing the pictures.

    • JM

      I did, and it was AWESOME.

    • Count Zero

      I went although I didn’t manage to hook up with Mike and Ben. It was indeed, awesome!

    • Colombo

      I went as well…was on the corner of Exchange and Broadway. I had a really good spot to see everyone. It was AWESOME.

  • Accent Shallow

    On another BBTF note: apparently some Dodgers’ blog lists the top 200 (!) Dodger prospects. Mike, you’ve been slacking!

    (On a serious note, that seems an insane monument to nerdiness. No team has 200 players in the MiL system worth being familiar with. Shit, I don’t know if the Yankees even have 200 players in their system.)

    • steve (different one)

      that’s easy:

      1-199: Melvin Croussett
      200: Jesus Montero

      you’re welcome.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    This post is going to be the death of me. Been working two days and counting, just to find out I’m doing it wrong. WHOOOOOO

  • Russell NY

    Great pic Mike. I was standing right below that last Staples sign on the left :)

  • Danny

    so much fun!

  • Salty Buggah

    Haha, one of the anchors on Fox31 news here in Denver is from Boston and is an Sox fan. When talking about the Yanks parade, he took a deep breath and talked about the parade and championship in a slow, sad, almost crying voice. When he finished, he took another deeo breath and said how tough it was for him. Then the other anchor, tried to console him in a funny way. He said how he’s OK as they bought their players but she tells him how the Red Sox can and do spend a lot too. The newscast ended there but that was pretty funny to me.

    • Salty Buggah

      Ugh, unnecessary comma

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK YEAH!

    /Still super-excited about #27

    • crapula

      After the 2007 ended miserably, we had the A-rod opt-out, the “firing” of Joe Girardi, the up in the air contracts of Mo, Po, Pettitte and the RS winning the World Series.

      In 2008 we didn’t even make the playoffs.

      There are other “bad times” between 2000 and 2007 and I won’t detail them all, but it was TOUGH on us Yankee fans.

      So FUCK YEAH it feels good to be WORLD CHAMPS!!!

      One of my favorite moments of Game 6 was the crowd, in the 8th inning, chanting TWENTY SEVEN…

      Woo hoo!!!!!!

      • crapula

        *Joe TORRE

  • Andrew

    yea just got back from this……..holy god. i was in front of st patricks cathedrel. and i needed to cross the street to get to my buddies but they wouldnt let me. anyways this was nuts i loved ittt.

    also im korean and all the wonderful people everytime i passed would chant mvp, mvp, mvp……….hahahahahahaha.

    • crapula

      What was going on at St. Patrick’s Cathedral? (you know that is no where near the parade route)

      • Andrew

        excuse me trinity church.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      The people in my area chanted MATSUI to every asian that passed. And they seemed to enjoy it. Championships make everything ok.

      • donttradecano

        where were you? did the same thing by me

    • Danny

      There was a bus full of small asian children that passed by when cars were still allowed. They got huge Matsui chants. Absolutely racist, but hilarious at the same time.

  • Salty Buggah
    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Frankie Cervelli looked like Tony Montana.

      • Guest

        I was thinking more Saturday Night Fever.

        You can tell by the way he uses his walk…

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Dreamy Eyes went all out in his wardrobe today. So awesome.

  • Girardi out to the mound

    I wanted to refrain from mentioning this for a couple days because I could not care less with the Yankees winning the World Series, but could the 9th inning the other night have been any more brutal with Buck and McCarver?

    Buck and McCarver made it sound like it was the end of some meaningless Washington Nationals game or something. Usually when a team is about to win the WS the announcers get excited, but it felt like they were trying to make it boring.

    The best was McCarver. Silent the entire 9th inning except for one comment that I could not help but start laughing at: “Wow, it must be tough for Victorino to be fouling off all those cutters with a severely bruised hand” (paraphrasing b/c do not remember the exact quote)

    Did anyone else notice this?

    • Joe D.

      I noticed that.

      Usually, McCarver’s tendency to mention some ridiculously unimportant thing at a crucial moment is only mildly annoying.

      In this case, he sounded like a complete loon. The Yankees are a strike away from winning the World Series, and we’re gonna hear about Victorino’s hand? Lame.

    • Salty Buggah

      I did but whatevs

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      I was expecting something like “aaaaaand the other guys win.” or “That is it! The Phillies do not repeat as champions.”

    • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

      I muted FOX and listened to the final inning on WCBS. Sterling may be annoying, but he’s better than Buck and McCarver.

  • Johnnyboy

    I went and it was hilarious. Some guy screamed out “KATE HUDSON MVP. MOST VAULUABLE PUSSY!!!” I started dieing of laughter.

    • Salty Buggah

      Haha, someone also had sign for Kate Hudson being MVP.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      “Thank you Kat-ie Thank you kat-ie” was the refrain in my area

  • Salty Buggah

    Apparently this year’s winning shares are about $400,000 (!!!!). That’s basically doubling the salaries of guys like Joba, Hughes, Coke, Gardy, and K-Rob.

    See that kids/future prospects (I’m looking at you Aroldis), playing for the Yanks has the most advantages. You win a WS and get a lot of money out of it.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      right now I’d settle for a job that pays $10/hour

  • RCK

    I am so glad I’m not the only one who missed A-Rod!! The crazy part was, I saw Francisco Cervelli! I was all, hey, look everybody, it’s Cervelli! And then when I got back to my office and tried to figure out where the hell A-Rod had been I find out he had been standing right next to Cervelli! Nuts!

    I was watching from the 5th floor of an office building so with the fedora and dark glasses, it’s not as strange as I thought that I missed him, but I’m still disappointed. I saw everyone else, though and the view was awesome and throwing confetti was fun even if most of it did land on the scaffolding below us, so I’m really happy I went.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Cervelli had the Tony Montana look going.

      http://tinyurl.com/yz25tja

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Damn it. Reading: FAIL. I just commented the same thing.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        He looked even more like him at the Key ceremony. He took off the hoodie. It looked like his teammates were giving him a hard time about his suit.

  • Salty Buggah

    “…apparently he was on Jay-Z’s float…”

    No, Jay-Z was on A-Rod’s float.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      False.

      Jay-Z and A-Rod were both on Frankie Cervelli’s float.

      • RCK

        Precisely.

  • Salty Buggah

    Anyone see that idiot Canseco trying to spoil the moment again? He challenged A-Rod to a fight

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....ll/yankees

    He’s just an idiot. Dude just needs to shut up and fade away.

    • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

      I’d like to see CC fight Canseco. I’d never say this except I already know how Canseco fights, so there’s like 0.00% chance that CC gets hurt. It would be hilarious.

      • aj

        After seeing Canseco’s last “fight”, I’d say bring it on, hip and all. Actually, they might want to throw one of the bat boys at him.

    • GG2000

      Ryan Howard could fight him though I’d imagine he’d swing and miss more often than not.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    It was great meeting up with Joe, Mike, and everyone else and get to chat with them. I’m glad that I could say that I was there to see the champs pass by us.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Sorry I couldn’t make it down there this morning to party with you guys.

      I wanted to show up, but… I had a thing.

      /TyWebb’d

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        We met pat. He was exactly what I expected.

        • jsbrendog

          yeah that’sone thing i didnt think of,toask what everyone’s handle was to put a face to a screen name.derrrr

          eitherw ay it was awesome to come out and meet the guys that i did.

          it is friday so everyone drink (eitherw ay)

          • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

            Yeah, I knew I forgot to ask something. I do think part of it for me was that during the last couple of hours, I was running on fumes. I hadn’t slept since yesterday afternoon.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Hey Peter… look out for your cornhole, buddy.

        • pat

          WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Tex, CC, Reggie Jackson, and Feared Williams are all at the Garden right now to watch the sneak preview of the LeBron Era. MSG just showed them.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Oh, and CC’s sitting right next to Jay-Z. I love how Jay and Kate Hudson have become the unofficial 26th and 27th members of the active roster.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Third comment: CC’s wife isn’t the most stunningly beautiful woman, but she does have a major-league pair of yabbos, to borrow a phrase from Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman.

        • donttradecano

          hottest at the parade: the telemondo news caster

        • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          There’s something about Amber Sabathia. When she smiles, I think gay thoughts.

  • donttradecano

    It was a blast out there, got in at 7am and stood by the subway station on the corner of Broadway and Maiden. My only complaint was some of the floats moved too quick, and there was a lot of time in between floats.

    While watching the Knicks, it makes me wonder if a Knicks parade would bring in more people. Only team in the city, and NYC is a huge basketball city.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      “While watching the Knicks, it makes me wonder if a Knicks parade would bring in more people. Only team in the city, and NYC is a huge basketball city.”

      I know some Nets fans who would disagree with your statement.

      They’d be wrong and you’d be right, but they’d still disagree. And then they’d stomp their feet off to go cry silently in the corner.

      • donttradecano

        You mean the 5 that show up to games? The knicks are bad but people still show up.

  • Salty Buggah
    • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

      …cuz he could see his reflection in it…

      /unable to stop myself

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Okay, nevermind, damn near the whole team is at the Knicks game.

    Even Freddy “Holy shit, I’m the luckiest no-hit outfielder in the world!” Guzman.

    • Esteban

      I went to the parade AND the Knicks game. The Yankees were the highlight of the Knicks game.

  • easy
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Larry Hughes rocking the “0” brings a smile to my face. It works on so many levels.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I didn’t think it was possible for Darko Milicic to look any goofier that he previously did, but he looks really goofy in Knicks white/orange/blue.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Lebron audition w/cc endorsement?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I am fairly certain the Nets will go 0-82

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      The only number that matters is the number of votes they get from the various approval boards and committees. If they can move to Brooklyn, they’ll matter. If they stay in Jersey, they’ll remain in the “there’s no way this team will ever build a winner, because nobody will go there and good players they draft will leave” grouping of permanent geographically-fucked NBA doormats.

      That list:
      New Jersey
      Memphis
      Minnesota
      Oklahoma City (That’s right, Thunder fans, brace yourself. Durant is leaving the moment he can. LeBron Sweepstakes Pt. II.)
      Toronto
      Utah

  • Renny Baseball

    What a great time, was glad to make my first “ticker tape” parade and see you guys! I was in NY in the late ’90s but never made the parades. Mike A, from our spot, I had some of the same observations — seemed like Swisher went by twice (the real Swish was preceded by someone on a float in pinstripe jersey wearing #33), also missed A-Rod (probably was the hat). Jay-Z was entertaining, although by the time he sang I was watching from a bar. The funniest honoree to me — in terms of “key to city” bestowal — was Hideki’s interpreter.

    96 days to pitchers and catchers.

  • Randy A.

    Anyone else read the ridiculously bitter article by Rick Reilly today? What a joke he is.

    • Jack

      I can honestly say I have never read a single sentence written by Rick Reilly. What did he say?

  • Salty Buggah
    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      (stops and thinks deeply for a solid minute and a half)

      Yeah, I got nothing. No fucking clue at all what they were going for with that. The commercial makes no sense. I’m not sure what emotion they’re trying to draw from me or instill in me that would make me watch that 30-second spot and then want to go support or patronize the Phillies or any Phillies-related businesses.

      Baffling.

      • Renny Baseball

        How about frightening and downright creepy!

        In fact, I have a hard time believing that that is real. I am pretty desensitized, but could that fly with a PG audience? And even if so, I agree, how ever so in positive way?

  • Dante

    I mentioned this on an earlier thread but I wanted to hear how everyone else felt. Venga Bus on repeat? Are you F’N kidding me? That was brutal. Also a message to Jay-Z… You CANNOT make the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can you pompous ass. I think Millions of people worldwide are proving that right now.

    • crapula

      I hated the Venga Bus because I kept expecting to see the little Six Flags guy go dancing across the stage.

      I do love Empire State of Mind though. Great song even if Jay-Z’s hyperbole is a bit much.

      He also made those subway lines famous. No one rode the J or the Z until he came along.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea “we like to party” was a bad choice and was only worse when played in a loop. On Jay-Z, whatever. I dont mind the comments much.

      I know this though, the Yanks made his song more famous than he can (though I love that song and a lot of people I know like it too)

      • Salty Buggah

        Ugh, not comments, lyrics

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Look. They just wanted to warn us that the Venga Bus is, indeed, coming.

  • Dante

    Also it’s great to finally see Jordan Hill on the court eh? I really hope he doesn’t end up like Channing Frye part 2

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He looks nice thus far.

      Also, this just in: Shaquille O’Neal is morbidly obese. News at 11.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Jordan Hill’s shoulder would like to tell you something: He’s a Virgo.

  • crapula

    John-ny Da-mon

    He said the “p” word: “We have the greatest revenue and the highest payroll, who wouldn’t want to play here?”

    hahahahhahaha

    Johnny Damon, who I don’t consider to be a Rhodes Scholar, actually matched up revenue with payroll. Which not Yankee fans can’t seem to wrap their pointed little heads around.

    Go Johnny Go Go.

    Thank you JD.

  • Salty Buggah

    Haha, yesterday I saw some hilarious Sox comments on a Broncos site.

    Some ideas presented in the comments:

    – Buchholz for Halladay. Should have been traded for Lee (1-for-1) but Theo refused to.
    – Papelbon for King Felix
    – Sign Pujols next year or trade for Gonzalez with Bard and Bowden only
    – Buchholz for Felix
    – Trade Papi for a decent prospect(almost everyone agreed with this too)
    – Cut Lowell, move Youk to 3rd, and call up Lars Anderson
    – Cut Papi, resign Bay for whatever he wants, sign Holliday for DH
    – Cut V-Mart because he can’t throw, bat doesn’t matter as much his arm

    This is just some of the many comments I read. There were more but I can’t remember them.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      - Cut Papi, resign Bay for whatever he wants, sign Holliday for DH

      That’s my favorite one.

      It’s one thing to drastically overrate your own prospects and underestimate how some other team would price their trade assets; that’s naive but not egregiously dumb.

      But to think that Holliday would DH and Jason Bay, whom has sucked defensively his entire life, would keep playing LF? That’s horrendously retarded. You should know the players on your own team well enough to know that Bay would move to DH if you brought in a quality-fielding import RF/LF.

      (Then again, Yankee fans were convinced earlier this year that Nick Swisher was a bad defensive outfielder, so maybe this isn’t as universally obvious as I’m making it. Whatevs.)

      • Salty Buggah

        That reminds me. One commenter said that if Manny can play average LF, anyone can.

        I drinking some Coke and I nearly choked on it (if that’s possible)

        • Salty Buggah

          *was

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I was drinking some Coke and I nearly choked on it (if that’s possible)

          Happens to me all the time. Except mine is Diet.

          Sincerely,
          Mike Francesa

          • Salty Buggah

            Hah, I’m usually a Pepsi guy but I have like 12 free Coke coupons laying around from the Coke-rewards stuff (my friend drank Coke everyday so I entered in his numbers since he didn’t care about it)

    • Dante

      Ha! Those comments sound like they’re coming directly from Peter Gammons.

    • Jack

      Cut Papi, resign Bay for whatever he wants, sign Holliday for DH

      Wait, do they seriously think that Bay is the better defender?

      • Salty Buggah

        No idea but that was what the guy said. I think he also said that putting him at DH would keep him fresh for the future. I dont know if it was the same guy or someone else but someone said that.

      • Jack

        Dammit, I need to refresh more often.

        On another note, do we think Pujols will even make it to free agency?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I’m sure Theo will use his Jedi mind powers to convince John Mozeliak to let Pujols walk. Won’t even offer him arb, either, so no draft pick compensation.

          Theo’s the smartest GM in the game. The results prove it.

          Sincerely,
          Dumb Fuckers

  • crapula

    Evil Empire to World: Suck it.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    OH SHIT THE PIRATES CUT ERIC HACKER MAYBE WE CAN GET HIM BACK NOW!!!!!

    YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH BABY HERE COMES TITLE #28!!!!!!!

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....nment.html

    Then again, take that report with a grain of salt: the author is a notorious goat-fucker.

    • Salty Buggah

      http://www.zazzle.com/pd/realv.....38;dim=738

      Let’s resign for depth. I think Jorge said he was impressed by Hacker. Also, that would mean that we got Romulo Sanchez for free, if it wasnt already considered free.

  • jut1140

    THis is what Rick Riley said on espn.com, somebody asked for it

    LAST UPDATED 11.06.09

    They’re having a parade because the New York Yankees won the title? Why not throw one because a bear ate a salmon? Or a hurricane knocked over a trash can? Hey, the bully just gave the nerd a wedgie! Let’s throw a parade!

    Look, the Yankees played well. But isn’t that what the Yankees are supposed to do? They paid their players almost twice as much as the Phillies team they beat — $208M to $111M. Just the Yankees starting infield made more than 15 teams this year. Throw them a parade? I don’t get it. So what? George Clooney got a girl, Paris Hilton slept in satin sheets last night and Bill Gates went to the bank. Call me when you’ve got some news.

    Oh — and the next Yankees fan who looks to the heavens and sighs happily, “It’s been nine long years!” gets tied to the front of the 4 train and run into a wall. Nine years? Nine years is a cigarette break to most teams in MLB. Chicago Cubs fans are at 101 years and counting. Cleveland Indians’ fans: 62. New York/San Francisco Giants: 55. Pittsburgh Pirates: 30. Gee, nine whole years? The Boston Red Sox waited 86 years for theirs. The Chicago White Sox — 88! There are people in swine flu lines longer than nine years.

    Hope your parade takes a wrong turn off a pier.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      There are people in swine flu lines longer than nine years.

      Things that do not exist:

      “Swine flu lines”

      • crapula

        ha!

    • Salty Buggah

      “Chicago Cubs fans are at 101 years and counting. Cleveland Indians’ fans: 62. New York/San Francisco Giants: 55. Pittsburgh Pirates: 30. Gee, nine whole years? The Boston Red Sox waited 86 years for theirs. The Chicago White Sox — 88!”

      I don’t give a fuck if other teams have/had an incapable futile brass. We got Nick Swisher (and K-Tex) for free while the Cubs spent a lot for Milton Bradley. Not our fault we have more brains, brawn, money, and bitches.

      • Renny Baseball

        The writer of that piece reeks of pettiness and is small. Does not understand team sports, nor the concept of setting high standards. Does not necessarily dignify an intellectual response especially considering how it ends — more like a distressed bitter cry for help.

    • toad

      Cub fans are at 101 years and counting? And that’s because the Yankees spend a lot of money? Give me a break.

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Yeah, uh, World Series championships don’t work that way. Baseball doesn’t work that way. Teams don’t fall to the back of the line once they win one so the freaking Cubs can get a chance. (Though now the Cub have the Ricketts, things are looking up…)

      And there’s not one damn thing ensures a championship title or makes it easy. Anyone who thinks so probably only watches the highlight reels instead of following the grind of an entire baseball season or decade.

    • Tank Foster

      You know, Apple computer is a great company. But I think it’s fucking unfair that they sell so many computers. I mean, with revenue like they get, and when you have the best engineers and the finest materials money can buy, what do you expect?

      Why can’t they simply be more mediocre so other companies can compete?

      Steve Jobs is an evil pig. I hope his pancreatic cancer eats his soul.

      /allegory’d

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    OH SHIT MY MAN LARRY JOHNSON IS IN THE GARDEN TONIGHT!!!!

    http://multimedia.thestar.com/.....1dfae.jpeg

    • Steve H
      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
        • Steve H

          As a Knick fan, how good do you remember LJ? I just looked at his stats and found them to be pretty pedestrian, especially considering how his career started. I guess the Knicks in that era weren’t exactly an offensive juggernaut, so I wanted a Knicks fan perspective.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Oh, I know he wasn’t all that dominant of a player.

            I just love the LJ. Love the swagger, love the toughness. (Yes, I know his contract crippled us at the end, when he was a shell of himself. Whatevs.) I often have a greater admiration for the non-superstars on my favorite teams than the megastars. It’s a quirk of mine.

            • Steve H

              I liked him too, I guess it was just the image, the nasty UNLV team he was on and Grandmama that made me remember him as better than he was. I don’t know when his back started going bad on him, but I’m sure that was a factor as well.

  • Feiter

    I decided to skip out on class today( I go to Villanova)I woke up at 5 AM to take a bus into the city and ended up right across from these pictures it was an amazing time!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    wassup guys, here’s the pics that I took from the parade: I got the best spot even when I got there at 10:30. LOL..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2.....8789/show/

    (if you cant see whose who, click on the pic for description.

  • Salty Buggah

    For the Empire State of Mind that was performed today, it was awful. Jay-Z was great but that replacement level Alicia Keys sucked ass and killed the whole song.

    • Esteban

      I left right before the concert, without knowing it was about to happen. I am pissed.

  • VO

    I was right in front of the staples, Burnett actually stopped to sign a tennis ball for a kid. Phil Hughes was with Alfredo Aceves who happened to throw toliet paper back and forth with a guy standing next to me, he was also with another guy who I couldn’t really make out but it was either D-Rob or Ian Kennedy. Girardi was also on one of the first floats, as was A-Rod. I thought I saw Swisher a few times as well but he was the one and only guy with a Swish Hawk. Also while Posada was passing by he was looking the other way and I wanted to take a picture so I yelled HIP HIP, he turned over and looked in my area and started waving his hands as to say louder.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Hands-down favorite moment of the parade was seeing Molina on the same float as A.J.

    Runner-up: Cervelli’s fly suit. What a pimp.

    (Is there going to be a post on Mo? Not only a bowing down worship session for his performance this postseason but also a 24/7 tracker on how his side is faring? I want CNN-like coverage, including 3-D pie charts.)

  • Glenallen Hill

    Parade was top gun.

    Funny moment. A fan lofted a roll of TP at Burnett. He caught it and faked like he was going to mow the guy over with it.

    I wasn’t sure if I should wave or duck when Cervelli came rolling by.

  • Salty Buggah

    “With Yankees fan LeBron James standing and clapping from the sideline, Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Melky Cabrera, Joba Chamberlain and Freddy Guzman received a standing ovation while Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” blared over the arena’s speakers.”

    – AP

    Haha, Freddy Guzman is having the time of his life right now.

  • ShuutoHeat

    I’m a bit late but here is my favorite picture from my set so far….

    http://img36.imageshack.us/img.....2599ci.jpg

    hasn’t been edited or cleaned, but it’s basically CC and Tex

    • Alex S

      ohhh you’re right across the street from me? on the corner of Liberty? i was very close to the front

      • ShuutoHeat

        LOL, I was on the rowdy corner screaming “Who are you?” to some of the no names and “Goto work”. A few times a granny on your side picked up TP and threw it over, I cheered her on.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Here’s another one, the shot was taken early at 7-8 o’clock.

      http://img41.imageshack.us/img.....02193x.jpg

      A few guys dragging a JRoll jersey along the ground from Battery Park up towards City Park. It was also stomped on along the way.

      • Danny

        HAHA i love yankees fans

  • Esteban

    The Knicks are so bad, it’s embarrassing. How will I fill my weekday nights now? The Knicks are almost unwatchable and hockey doesn’t count. Can the Yankees go play in Japan or Cuba or something?

  • Aj

    so my guess is that jay-z and Alex are good friends. theres pictures on google with him wearing jays roc chain to pose for a picture together, thats cool i like jayz hes my faviorte rap artist what do you guys think of him being there?

    • NHYankee62

      Not very much.

      Too bad Jay Z is a racist:
      http://michellemalkin.com/2009/01/19/feel/
      The parade was supposed to be about the Yankees. Jay Z had no business being up there.

      • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

        I enjoy a link that features Michelle Malkin calling someone else a racist. That’s rich.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I agree with Michelle Malkin. Jay-Z is clearly a racist.

          Sincerely,
          Glenn Beck

      • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

        they just want an equal start, mang

  • Aj

    Bloomberg says hes getting Jimmy Rollins a new crystal ball thats funny.

    • larryf

      Rollins stealing second down 7-3 in the late innings still amazed me. What a dumb play. ESPN classic had Yanks/Braves game 4 1996 on last night. The Leyritz hommer off Mohlers game. What struck me was taking out Mo to get to Lloyd and Wetteland. Mo’s stuff was nasty but his command wasn’t anything like it has been the last 10 years (haha)…

  • Joe R

    Took the 6AM train from Fairfield to GCS. Took the 4 to City Hall. Got there about 8 and didnt move for about 4 hours and 30min and it was well worth it. Here are the pics I got if anyone is interested. Was at Broadway & Murray across from People With Aids Plaza (WTF?).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/2.....9166/show/

  • MikeD

    None of us managed to see A-Rod (apparently he was on Jay-Z’s float, and why the hell was Jay-Z part of the parade anyway?)
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    Don’t you mean that Jay-Z was on A-Rod’s float? It seems the players could invite family and friends on to their float, so I’m guessing A-Rod invited him. Either that, or maybe he was allowed a float since he was part of the entertainment at the end of the parade.

  • Danny

    Here’s some of my pics. Got some really good close ups. Was on the corner of Fulton.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/c.....755337950/

  • AJ Burnett’s Chin Music Ensemble

    A few pictures here from Broadway & Murray next to City Hall…my new parade spot!!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/p.....6197/show/