I went to the Yankees ticker tape parade this morning. Despite arriving there three hours early, I was lucky to find a spot close to the front barricades, across the street from the Trinity Church and next to City Hall.
This is a shot after the parade had ended and they allowed people to walk on Broadway. It gives you an idea of how many people showed up.
The best view in the house.
Jay-Z and A-Rod. Everyone was yelling about Jay-Z so much that after the float had passed most of the crowd had no idea that A-Rod was there also. If it had been Jay-Z and Jesus I think people would have forgotten about Jesus.
C.C. Sabathia and Mark Teixeira.
Nick Swisher, with the most energy as always.
Jorge Posada and the family. And about a million "Hip Hip Jorge!" chants.
A.J. Burnett and Jose Molina. Burnett looks like Neo from the Matrix.
Mariano Rivera and the Panama flag. He said today that he would like to play for five more years.
Andy Pettite and his family/
Mike Bloomberg and the World Series Trophy. Joe Girardi was hidden somewhere on the other side.
Cotton-Eyed Joe, who then proceeded to throw his hat into the crowd and lose any chance of people recognizing him from that point on.
I was lucky enough to be stuffed in with a hilarious section of people. This kid failed his horn blowing attempts about 10 times (and was booed incessantly) before giving up and throwing it to another random guy who proceeded to use it as a funnel.
The most common chant of the day was "who are you!... who are you!"
"Sausage Bus! Sausage Bus!"
"Peter Jackson! Peter Jackson!" (the director from lord of the rings - not really him)
Congratulations to the Yankees. It was a great parade and would have only been better if I hadn't drank a hot chocolate before going and someone hadn't spilled yellow Gatorade all around us making us think it was piss.