For the third time in 10 years, the Boston Red Sox are celebrating a championship. On Wednesday night, they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six to clinch the 2013 World Series.
The victory was special for Boston fans, who got to see their team win the title at Fenway Park. In 2004 and 2007, the Red Sox closed out the series on the road.
The entire city will get a chance to celebrate with the MLB champs on Saturday. The Red Sox victory parade has been scheduled for 10 a.m. ET, beginning at Fenway Park.
“The ducks are ready. The fans are ready. Let’s celebrate on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino tweeted Friday morning.
Members of the team will head down Boylston Street and through downtown Boston. The land portion of the festivities will end at the Museum of Science in Cambridge. From there, the champs will fill up close to 20 duck boats, which will make their way around the Charles River.
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Team president Larry Lucchino says the parade route will be the same as when the Red Sox won the title in 2004, according to Boston.com. Approximately 3.2 million people showed up to cheer on the Red Sox, just a few days after they won their first title in 86 years.
Following Wednesday night’s win, 11 people were arrested, according to the Suffolk district attorney’s office. Fifteen more were arrested at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Menino said the police department would be prepared to control the large celebration.
“There are always going to be security measures any time you have an event … [even] before the Marathon problem,’’ Menino said. “We have a very resilient police department. They will be ready to work on Saturday.’’