What a great day for a parade.
From Fenway Park to the banks of the Charles, Bostonians lined up early for a chance to see the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox - and doesn't that sound good to hear?
When the procession of Duck Boats got to the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square, it stopped. Jonny Gomes put the World Series trophy and a Boston 617 Strong jersey on the finish line. Then the players and fans listened and joined in a chorus of "God Bless America."
Glenn Cabo shows more of the scene:
Photographynatalia photographed Koji Uehara:
One couple got engaged at home plate at Fenway today.
ColbyTC captured Dustin Pedroia:
What would a Sox parade be without David Ortiz?
Colin Steele reports this cow-man cheered the Sox on from a second-floor ledge on Boylston Street - at least until police told him he was being udderly ridiculous and to hoof it back inside:
At Government Center, a Fox 25 reporter asked some random guy if she could sit on his shoulders:
Shane Victorino was having a grand time at Government Center:
So were Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes:
One guy on the Longfellow had a really clear view of the Duck Boats in the Charles:
Not everybody wanted to be at the parade. There was this dog on the Longfellow:
And this woman in Copley Square, whom Michael Graney reports just tried to barrel through the crowds to get from one side of Boylston to the other:
Jacoby Ellsbury waved:
Jarrod Saltalamacchia smiled from beginning to end of the parade, as Colin Steele shows:
Security was omnipresent - even on the roof of City Hall:
Ben Heyman watched Don Orsillo and Dustin Pedroia chat at Fenway before the procession started:
Sign says it all: