Yankees Victory Parade well attended

November 8th, 2009 - 12:52 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) George Steinbrenner, the owner of the Yankees was waving a broom from a float in the great Yankees victory parade. New York Yankees victory parade was well attended, by a huge flood of fans, who skipped work and offices to be there. 

”I called in sick to be here,” said Anthony Hernandez, 42, who sported the No. 26 jersey of his namesake, Orlando ”El Duque” Hernandez. ”My boss is a Mets fan, and he wouldn’t understand.”

Steinbrenner, the Yankees’ owner, rode on the top of a double-decker bus, waving a broom, which was the ultimate symbol of his team’s complete sweep. 

Several players, including Darryl Strawberry, captured the wild crowd, for eternal memories on camera. Chili Davis smoked a victory cigar in true royal style.



In the parade, the Yankee players rode half-dozen floats, which began around 1pm in the afternoon, amidst a blizzard of paper cuttings and con-fetti. 

In lower Manhattan, the crowd was so strong that many fans couldn’t even get a glimpse of the parade. 

”Got a TV, hon?” a police officer asked one woman stuck far from the parade route.

School children skipped their school to be able to view the parade. “That’s the great thing about New Jersey - we coordinate our schedule with the Yankees,” said Joe Trentacosta, with his young daughter on his shoulders.

Ten Tottenville High School students weren’t shy about telling their teachers exactly why they wouldn’t be around. “My math teacher asked, ‘Who’s going?’ Practically the whole class raised their hand,” said Jeter fan Jen DeSanto, 17, a senior at the Staten Island school. “She was yelling at us that it’s not an excuse to miss: ‘You have a test. You better be here.’”

“A lot of teachers wanted to go, too,” said junior Anthony Amato

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