The Red Sox are celebrating their 2018 World Series championship with a duck-boat parade through the streets Boston.• Get World Series champs gearThe parade goes down Lansdowne Street, takes a right onto Ipswich Street, a left onto Boylston Street to Tremont Street and onto Cambridge Street and New Sudbury Street.It
The Red Sox are celebrating their 2018 World Series championship with a duck-boat parade through the streets Boston.
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The parade goes down Lansdowne Street, takes a right onto Ipswich Street, a left onto Boylston Street to Tremont Street and onto Cambridge Street and New Sudbury Street.
It is being streamed live at MLB.com and redsox.com.
"This is an all-time great team that we had," said Boston mayor Martin Walsh. "Everybody contributed. ... Congratulations to the entire team for your resilience and your positivity, and the way you carried yourself on the field and off the field. These players are role models and we want to celebrate them in Boston style."
The city iencouraged fans to leave their cars at home and use public transportation. The MBTA has added service on all branches, as does commuter rail. The parade route is closed to traffic. A complete list of parking restrictions is avaible online at Boston City Hall.
"Boston has certainly set a new tone around celebrations," said Walsh. "We are a city of champions, so let's celebrate like champions."
With the parade also falling on Halloween, some fans may have chosen to dress up, but the Boston Police Department asked that fans be respectful.
"If you're in costume, we just ask you to act respectfully and please no costumes with replica firearms. It won't be tolerated," said Boston Police Commissioner William Gross. "It doesn't bode well for the festive atmosphere that we expect to enjoy."
The Dropkick Murphys, who performed during the 2007 and '13 celebrations, are leading the parade this year.
There was no rain in the forecast, but after a chilly start in the morning, temperatures were expected to rise into the 50s.
The victory clinched the franchise's fourth World Series title since 2004 following an 86-year championship drought. First baseman Steve Pearce was named the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player after hitting a game-tying homer and a game-breaking double in Game 4, followed by a pair of homers in Game 5.
Alex Cora led the Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 regular-season victories and a World Series title in his first year at the helm, becoming only the fifth rookie manager in MLB history to win a championship.
Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.