Watch the 2009 Yankees Parade Live Online (Live Stream)
Today, New York City will host a parade as a tribute to the 2009 World Series Champion New York Yankees— their record-setting ninth trip down the so-called Canyon of Heroes.
The Fall Classic ended Wednesday night with the Bronx Bombers winning their 27th championship by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3.
Hideki Matsui was awarded MVP honors for his extraordinary performance, which included a two-run homer off Pedro Martinez that set an early tone for Joe Girardi’s side. It was the first time that title has gone to a Japanese-born player or a full-time designated hitter.
It will be a sunny but very chilly out in NYC. Beginning at 8 a.m., streets in the vicinity of the parade formation area will be closed to prepare for the celebration.
Fortunately plenty of extra trains and ferries are scheduled. Metro-North will run three additional Hudson and Harlem Line trains to/from Grand Central for fans who want to attend the parade.
Alex Rodriguez, Matsui and the rest of the team will be swimming in a sea of confetti and congratulatory cheers at Battery Place at around 11 a.m., before going north to Chambers Street and ending at City Hall Plaza for a few victory remarks. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will present the Yankees with the keys to the city.
Though there is limited space for the ceremony and tickets are required, a huge screen will be placed near the City Hall for the public to watch.
The city’s last ticker-tape parade honored the Giants when they captured Super Bowl XLII. The said spectacle cost around $331,000, all but $24,000 of which was covered by NYC & Co., the city’s marketing arm.
For those who are not lucky enough to attend the festivities, there are still options. A lot of TV and radio stations will broadcast the event live and it will also be streamed online on numerous websites. You can watch the Yankees Parade 2009 live online (live stream video) here.