Red Sox Parade 2018: Reliving the Best Moments from Boston Victory Parade

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistNovember 1, 2018

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 31:  World Series Champions 2018 Signage in the outfield before the Boston Red Sox Victory Parade at Fenway Park on October 31, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
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The Boston Red Sox paraded through the streets of Boston on Halloween to celebrate their fourth MLB championship since 2004. 

Even though Boston fans are used to celebratory moments on their streets, they still showed up en masse to welcome home the latest champion in the city's remarkable run over the last two decades. 

Some of the highlights from Wednesday's parade included yet another shot at the rival New York Yankees, an important announcement from one of the team's top players and an accident involving the trophy. 

Before the parade left Fenway Park, David Price told reporters he's opting in for the final four years of his contract, per MLB.com's Ian Browne. 

"Yeah, I'm opting in. I'm not going anywhere," he said. "I want to win here. We did that this year, and I want to do it again. There wasn't any reconsideration on my part ever. I came here to win. We did that this year and that was very special, and now we want to do it again."

The parade was the fourth for the Red Sox in the last 14 years, and the 11th parade in 16 years for "Boston Sign Kid," who was present on Wednesday afternoon (h/t Sports Illustrated): 

Sports Illustrated @SInow

'Boston Sign Kid' and championship parades go together like the Red Sox hating the Yankees (📷 @robert_guida) https://t.co/TmPQyK9ZZ1 https://t.co/VGgBNVCDxP

The parade route was packed with fans, who were jammed on to the sidewalks as far as the eye could see, as Mookie Betts showed us from his vantage point (h/t Bleacher Report MLB): 

Bleacher Report MLB @BR_MLB

Boston is hype for this @RedSox parade 🏆 (via @mookiebetts) https://t.co/yXcvnZzFvo

The Boston Globe captured the entire scene on Boylston Street with an aerial picture of the fans gathered for the celebration: 

The Boston Globe @BostonGlobe

This was the scene on Boylston Street. #RedSoxParade #RedSox https://t.co/KNauib7fcz https://t.co/eetRGi3hx5

MLB's official Twitter account caught one of the many times "Sweet Caroline" was blasted through the streets of Boston. 


What's a celebration without Sweet Caroline? https://t.co/MZlICXmVNp

While Wednesday was mostly about celebrating the Red Sox's ninth title in franchise history, there was still time for shots to be taken at the team's biggest rival.

Boston manager Alex Cora, who won the World Series title in his first season with the franchise, riled up the crowd by taking a shot at the New York Yankees, per Cut4: 

Cut4 @Cut4

"We score 16 at Yankee Stadium...suck on it." - Alex Cora https://t.co/hbZyVuO2Co https://t.co/xnOpMoFgrj

Although Price was one of the top performers in the World Series for the Red Sox, he was more than willing to give love to fellow pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, who labored through extra innings in Game 3: 

David Price @DAVIDprice24

Can’t win without him!!! #myguy #coMVP #NASTYNATE #jaceismyguy #CHAMPS18 https://t.co/LbGcEpr0ob

Throughout the parade, the Red Sox flashed a WWE title belt sent to them by Triple H: 

Triple H @TripleH

Congratulations to the 2018 #WorldSeries Champions @RedSox! The duck boats are ready for the parade, but you'll need one more thing to celebrate like a champion. From the @WWE Universe to #RedSox Nation ... wear this @WWE Championship with pride! #DAMAGEDONE https://t.co/fpWoFXIC8S

Boston Red Sox @RedSox

More hardware! #SpeakWWE | @WWE https://t.co/FMtCq8bIMy

While the title belt came away unscathed from the parade, the World Series trophy suffered some damage, as a beer can clipped one of the flags at the top of the trophy (h/t SB Nation): 

SB Nation @SBNation

The World Series trophy was dented at the #RedSoxParade by a BEER CAN (📹: @WMUR9) https://t.co/v3oP7unQMc

Given the expected success of the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics in their respective leagues, there might be another parade down the streets of Boston in the coming months to add to the Red Sox's success.