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There's A Parade Down Broad Street …

… and it’s for our Phillies.

Post any and everything you’d like about the parade right here. I’m there, ending up at Lincoln Financial Field for the big festivities. Enjoy this day, Philly — it’s been a long time coming.

102 Comments

102 Comments

  1. Mark T

    October 31, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Apparently MLB.com will be showing the parade for those of us who can’t make it due to say, living in Rochester.

  2. Paul

    October 31, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Man, I wish I was there.

    Have fun everyone!

  3. phillyGirlinM

    October 31, 2008 at 11:22 am

    wish i was there to. hope its archived somewhere as im getting on a plane. hope everyone has a gret time!

  4. Manny

    October 31, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Did it start already? I’m on broad and south waiting…

  5. Griffin

    October 31, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    hasn’t started yet. The floats haven’t moved yet. Enjoy it though!

  6. Griffin

    October 31, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Parade has started. Pat the Bat is up first!

  7. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    It started, they just interviewed Pat, he’s leading the parade. I’m watching on csn wish I could be there, it looks awesome! Tears, tears, and more tears.

  8. Greg B

    October 31, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    AWESOME. Thanks a million for the MLB.com tip, I was really upset for not being up there, its great to see it.

  9. Greg B

    October 31, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Pat is on a Budweiser truck

  10. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    ..And Pat’s dog Elvis is on the truck too.

  11. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    There’s a guy in a tree with a great mullet.

  12. bull

    October 31, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    i am taping it on csn, can’t wait to watch!!!

  13. Brian Michael

    October 31, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    There is not a cloud in the sky here in South Philly.

  14. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Mitch Williams said there’s no clouds so that Tugger, Vuk, Charlie’s, mom, the Pope, don’t have to look through clouds to watch the parade.

  15. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    haha, channel 10 was showing some guys on a roof and they were smoking a doob!

  16. James from Delaware

    October 31, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Haha, I’m watching this on TV, Pat looks _drunk_.

    Not hungover, he still looks blitzed. That’s so awesome.

    We’ll miss you, Burrell the Squirrel!

  17. Choke Utley

    October 31, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    according to metsblog pat turned down a 2 year 22 mil contract….see ya pat good to know you king of streaks

  18. NEPA

    October 31, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Has the MLB.com feed stopped working for anyone else?

  19. Gavin

    October 31, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Does anyone know if the NLDS and NLCS will be for sale on DVD? I know the WS will be and the Phils will come out with their season DVD.

  20. Gary B

    October 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    I cant get into the mlb.com feed. It isnt working for me either NEPA.

  21. Craig

    October 31, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Enjoy!

  22. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    The parade is almost at the park, and there’s still alot of seats not filled, the Linc is only full in the lower level, they’re wondering on air what people who got tickets did with them.

  23. NJ

    October 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    MLB is broadcasting the parade at the Linc/CBP.

    Everyones there minus Adam Eaton… Flash is there!

  24. mikemike

    October 31, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    low life people got tickets and tried to sell them, LOW LIFE PEOPLE. broad and oregon was jammed, It was sea of people.

  25. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    mikemike, there’s whole sections empty at CBP.

  26. Gabriel

    October 31, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    parade was great, fast but awesome! i was on market between 16th and 17th… snared some great (cellphone) pics of the trophy and the phanatic… back at work til my halloween party tonight!!! i’m sam adams and my girlfriend is st. pauli girl… anyone have fun costumes?

  27. Gabriel

    October 31, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    georgie – they probably couldn’t GET to the stadium! i’ll cherish these days for the rest of my life (and probably thereafter too!)

  28. NEPA

    October 31, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    So pissed I couldn’t watch this because MLB.com stopped working.

  29. Groty

    October 31, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Chase –

    “World f’ing champions!”

    Awesome!

  30. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    hahahahaha, Chase just said at the podium, “WORLD F@#in’ CHAMPIONS” . He actually said the f word-hahahahaha!!!

  31. J-Man

    October 31, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    That was awesome what Chase said “WORLD F U C K I N G CHAMPIONS!

  32. Phillies Diary

    October 31, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Chase Utley is now my new favorite player on this team……WORLD F-IN! Champions! Hell yeah!

  33. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    That was WAY too funny.

  34. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Phillies Nation, get on that t-shirt NOW!

  35. SJ Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    I somehow survived the parade. Broad and Oregon and got home just in time to see the ceremonies.

  36. Joe

    October 31, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    That was without a doubt the best part of the world series!
    WORLD F UCKING CHAMPIONS

  37. Anne

    October 31, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks a lot Chase for the $%&*@. Young children look up to you. I used to look up to you as as young person, but no more.

  38. J-Man

    October 31, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Chase has a thing for cursing on live T.V. he did it at the All Star Game too.

  39. Paul

    October 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    World F.UCKING Champions!! Chase Utley, you are the F.UCKING MAN!!!

  40. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Anne, most real people swear sometimes, you can’t isolate kids from everything, lighten up!

  41. Rob Cowie

    October 31, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the backlash for this…

  42. SJ Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    The thing is that it was pure emotion that gets that out. But there will be a backlash, I can feel it.

  43. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    J-man, pretty sure that was in reference to his allstar game commentary.

  44. NJ

    October 31, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    So thrilled MLB gave us who couldn’t be in Philly a chance to see the Parade. Great to see the players enjoy their day and let guys like Flash and KK be part of the celebrations.

    I really am wondering though what’s happened to Adam Eaton, talk about a social piriah… Guessing he’s still in Reading serving up longballs.

  45. Gabriel

    October 31, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    boo? f*ck you!
    world f*cking champions!
    chase utley you truly ARE the man!

  46. Choke Utley

    October 31, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Anne time to grow up. Your parents curse, there’s cursed, it’s part of life! Hope you still like your parents even though they’ve cursed. It probaly wasn’t the right time or actually it was. That’s a guy that plays his guts out for us and i’m happy he showed it!!!!!!!!

  47. NJ

    October 31, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Has anyone still got the link to ‘Chase Utley you the man’??

  48. J-Man

    October 31, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Anne,grow up kids are gonna hear curse it’s apart of life and showing emotion…Chase Utleys always been my favorite player and i just started liking him even more.

  49. NJ

    October 31, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Chase could go on a drunken rampage and moon half of Philly and we’d still think of him with nothing but affection. I was thinking who’d be on an all-time Phils roster and several of this team would qualify, we really did just see a GREAT Phillies team win it all.

  50. Bonezy

    October 31, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Ya Anne get over it…. Utley is the man and I think he did it on Purpose… or he is just smashed…and I also loved J-roll already starting with the Muts…Lets do it again!

  51. Bonezy

    October 31, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Oh and when can I buy the shirt

  52. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    If you’re going to watch sports, you’re going to hear some swearing. Fans have always sworn at their teams, it’s just what you do. My dad is a wonderful man, compassionate, hard working, but he has always cursed up a storm at his Phillies, especially 1964. That September I learned some amazing words and phrases, and I’m a better person for it-hahaha.

  53. GOOSEBUMPS

    October 31, 2008 at 5:10 pm

  54. NEPA

    October 31, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Hahaha, just youtubed that. Ridiculous. Can’t wait to see how people take this.

  55. NEPA

    October 31, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uIbsVx7lAk

    I love Werth’s reaction behind him.

  56. NJ

    October 31, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I think we know what Chase’s reaction would be… “Boo, f*ck you!”

  57. SJ Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    It was awesome being able to see the parade in person, but man am I happy to be home and comfortable now.

    The only cruddy thing was that you only saw half the players, depending on what side of the float you were on. So I was on the Columbus side of Broad and Oregon and saw Werth, Utley, Howard, Kendrick, Jenkins, Moyer, Dobbs.

    But Rollins, Manuel, Hamels, Myers and Lidge were on the eastern side of the floats.

    I was super close to them though. Within 10 feet.

  58. D. Young

    October 31, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Nice job Chase. Of all the ways you could have chosen to express yourself you chose to drop an f-bomb. I agree with Anne – a very poor example for young people. (And just because a lot of people curse doesn’t make it right.)

  59. kattapilla

    October 31, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Sorry, but I have to side with Anne. Swearing in conversation with your friends is one thing, dropping the f-bomb on TV in front of zillions of fans is totally another. It’s rude and unclassy, and as far as thinking kids should know how to cuss before they’re out of diapers, I never heard anyone in my family swear until I was in my mid-teens.

    I work in a machine shop, so believe me I can put it out there, but calling your machine a “m.other.fu.cking c.ock.su.ck.ing piece of sh.it” is not the same as telling your kids or family to “f.uck off” or whatever. There’s a time and place for everything, but Chase chose the wrong time and place.

    Using the fword was inappropriate. I still love the guy, but that was a bad move.

  60. d marley

    October 31, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    One of the reasons the stadiums weren’t full is because SEPTA stopped all the southbound Broad Street trains around 1230pm. My dad and I had tickets and weren’t able to get down there. Huge disappointment, especially after Mayor Nutter basically begged everyone to take public transportation. I know we just won a world championship and things are supposed to be different now and I’m supposed to be positive yada yada, but it was such a typical braindead Philly move.

    Regardless, I’m really happy for Charlie and the gang, and Chase totally made my day (after I finally got home to a television to watch).

  61. Bonezy

    October 31, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Are you Amish?

  62. Robbi P

    October 31, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    When a shirt is produced for what Chase said I will buy twenty. He’s hammered as were 90% of the people at the parade. The fox news van destroyed was classic philly. Girls flashing. It was spring break in October. Happy Halloween

  63. J-Man

    October 31, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I have TIVO a rewatched what Utley said a couple times you can tell he’s totally smashed.

  64. chase mutley

    October 31, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    god bless chase utley.

  65. Georgie

    October 31, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Ya know, there’s alot worse things one can do than swear on tv. Chase and his wife are devoted to helping homeless and abused animals, something I admire him for as much as his play on the field. There’s plenty of people out there who go to church every Sunday but don’t treat their fellow humans or animals with compassion, much more important than thumping a Bible, imo.

  66. SJ Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Honest to God, people get way too uptight over curse words, which in reality are extremely harmless.

    Utley was on pure emotion and adrenaline (and maybe some alcohol too). Guess what, I said the same thing on Wednesday night repeatidly and I’ll bet a lot of money that over 75% of the people here said or thought the same thing.

  67. GOOSEBUMPS

    October 31, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    for every 25 years without a championship, you get to say the F word once during the celebration.

  68. D. Young

    October 31, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    It’s not about religion. He should have chosen his words more carefully. It’s not ok to drop an f-bomb especially when kids are present. It’s happened twice now with Chase. He should know better.

  69. GOOSEBUMPS

    October 31, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    PS here is what i sent my teacher when i told her i was gonna not be in class today:

    Please excuse me from class today. I will be at the Phillies parade! GO PHILLIES!!

    Here is what she sent back:

    I was sure that you would go– cheer them on for me!! Go Phillies!

    EVERYONE HAS PHILLIES PHEVER! Thanks for bringing this city back together! BRING ON THE 2009 SEASON! GO PHILS!!

  70. kattapilla

    October 31, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I said the same thing Chase did, about 50 thousand times after the win, but not on TV and not in front of kids.

    Sorry, but saying it at the parade was tacky and classless.

  71. kattapilla

    October 31, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Oh, and PS: I’m an atheist. I can also spell.

  72. Manny

    October 31, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Best. Day. Ever.

  73. SJ Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    I guess that makes Bono an awful person. He did the same thing a few years back.

  74. Bob Myers

    October 31, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Disappointing parade for such a great victory.
    1. Players were so mixed in with family and other officials they were hard to make out clearly.
    2 You could only see half of them as they formed a circle and faced out only on one side. Would it have been too much to have them form a single file line and wave both ways at the crowd?
    3. No other distinctively Philly ways to regale them and celebrate them. Why not invite one of the great marching bands to play? Why not have the mummers represented?
    4 The parade was simply police cars, some horses, followed by a few tour buses loaded with all kinds of unknown people with players mixed in, of which the most you could see was half.
    5. SEPTA is incompetent, too many examples to cite, and yes, I cut them a break because of record crowds. It’s not the employees fault, it’s someone higher up who should strategize these things. I will drive from now on.

  75. Bob Myers

    October 31, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    PS Chase needs to take a vocab course over the summer. Great player, probably a good person, but suffers from obvious lack of imagination and development. Definitely lost stock in my book…… and not just because it’s bad for other people’s kids……

  76. Jeff

    October 31, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Jimmy Rollins shouldn’t have made a Mets reference, what a classless schmuck. No wonder everyone has this view of phils fans. We won, that’s enough.

  77. Evrybuddy Hits woohoo

    October 31, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    The World Phu*in& Champion comment was a riot. Luckily there weren’t too many kids there since it was Halloween. The thing that impressed me about Utley’s speech was that he showed some fire and leadership by turning to his teamates, looking at them all and saying it was all of them that won it.

  78. Evrybuddy Hits woohoo

    October 31, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Jeff Says:
    “Jimmy Rollins shouldn’t have made a Mets reference, what a classless schmuck. No wonder everyone has this view of phils fans. We won, that’s enough.”

    He was making a great point by poking a bit of fun at their rival. The Mets picked up ONE great player. In the end, it didn’t make a difference. The better TEAM won. He also added more fuel to the rivalry and will get in their heads even more.

  79. mikemike

    October 31, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    I hope the skum bags who got tickets just to sell them are happy. The stadium was not filled because of the low life people who got tickets just to sell. The phillies only mistake was giving people the tickets for free next time charge and give it to charity so the low life rotten skum won’t get them if they have to pay.I hate there guts because I wanted to be in that stadium. The parade today blew away the one in 1980 bat burrell wasn’t distance himself from the team like the worst baseball writer in this city said paul Hagen.

  80. mikemike

    October 31, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    like chase would say f## you if you didn’t like jimmy remarks. Colin om espn said oh I forgot this is a new york station and hung up . love bill colin

  81. SJ Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    mikemike, I think Septa’s complete shutdown of the Broad Street line from Vine Street south had something to do with it. So many people wanted to see both the parade and the festivities and tried to do both and got stuck on Broad Street.

  82. mikemike

    October 31, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I was on broad and oregon and most of the people were in town and were walking down to the stadium. I never got to see rollins or utley but how about the people when charlie’s float was at broad and oregon, it was unbelievable.

  83. rk

    October 31, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Parade was crazy watched it toward the beginning, then again at Broad and Oregon and followed it to CBP

  84. mikemike

    October 31, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Today I was thinking about 1980 and thinking about dallas green. Where was Dallas doesn’t he still work for the phillies.

  85. SJ Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    mikemike, I was at Broad and Oregon also. I was at the curb almost a direct line from the Columbus statue.

    Were were you?

  86. mikemike

    October 31, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    At the closed news stand right in front of subway entrance.

  87. SJ Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    So I wasn’t too far from you I guess across the street. Neato.

    Broad and Oregon seemed like the easiest place to see the parade because of how open it is with that park there.

  88. mikemike

    October 31, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I got to ask this guestion. I have seen the 1980 ,1983 and todays parade. I am just wondering if the gold standard eagles ever win the superbowl is it a bigger parade than the three I Mention?

  89. SJ Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    This was my first parade, as I’m 24 years old. To me, this parade seemed pretty freakin’ insane. I wonder how it’d be topped.

    The Phils are Number 1 in my heart. If the Eagles were to win the Superbowl now, I’d watch at home.

  90. NEPA

    October 31, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I think the Eagles parade certainly would have been bigger if it “broke the curse.” Now that Philly has a champion, I think to some people the parade becomes less of a big deal. Don’t get me wrong, an Eagles parade would be a huge deal and probably still be bigger than the Phillies’, but this parade was the release of so many years of losing, Now that that big story line is no longer applicable, it might take away from any near future parades.

  91. mikemike

    October 31, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    NEPA, that make sense ,you proabley are right.

  92. Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    WORLD PHUCKING CHAMPIONS

    and here’s the t-shirt – http://www.cafepress.com/phnchamps.323423434

  93. grrrumpy miner

    October 31, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Jimmy Rollins deserves to poke fun at the Mets….Face it;My Amazins deserve to be where they are as the Phillies deserve to be where they are….The Phils are the champs and the Amazins arent.We all know there is no I in team.I liked the Santana deal,but it wasn’t Santana who killed the Mets,it was a team effort.The greatest part of baseball has started….the Hot stove league.Phils better stop the partying now because you know everyone,and I mean everyone (Esp in the NL East) is going to want to gun down the champs in 2009

  94. grrrumpy miner

    October 31, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Jimmy Rollins deserves to poke fun at the Mets….Face it;My Amazins deserve to be where they are as the Phillies deserve to be where they are….The Phils are the champs and the Amazins arent.We all know there is no I in team.I liked the Santana deal,but it wasn’t Santana who killed the Mets,it was a team effort.The greatest part of baseball has started….the Hot stove league.Phils better stop the partying now because you know everyone,and I mean everyone (Esp in the NL East) is going to want to gun down the champs in 2009 oh and BTW,…..World FVCKING Champs

  95. SJ Mike

    October 31, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Miner, Mets fans have been throwing a hissy fit at Metsblog all day over that.

    Rollins made a great point though. Look at all the sexy moves other teams made in the offseason or midseason. The Mets got Santana. The Angels got Texiera. Cubs with Harden. Brewers with Sabathia.

    The Phils made moves to complete the rest of the team. They weren’t blockbuster moves and it became fodder for the media to take jabs saying how the Phillies have no pitching beyond Cole Hamels. So Jamie Moyer winning 16 games was nothing? Myers have a career year post All Star Break.

    And the Phillies won the World Series based off of their pitching. They went 11-3 in the postseason. That’s an amazing record.

    Blockbuster moves don’t win championships. The Spankees have been a prime example and learning the hard way the past 8 years.

  96. grrrumpy miner

    October 31, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Mike,thats why I said a couple of days back….thats why I converse in here as compared to there.But don’t let that page fool you;…..all Amazins fans do not act like that.BTW,Congrats.

  97. SJ Mike

    November 1, 2008 at 12:03 am

    What makes me laugh hysterically is that there are threads with hundreds of comments of Mets fans obsessing over a complaint about a claim of obession.

    Oh, and apparently wanting to stick to the truth and facts is on par with having “major issues.”

  98. Embassy

    November 1, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Man oh man was today one of the best days I’ve ever had. Walking from Broad & Spruce to South St. for a 6 pack and then walking to CBP and back to go to work never felt so good. I’m tired as shit right now lol.

    Drinking in front of the police in broad day in public while not being in Vegas was great also lol…

  99. mikemike

    November 1, 2008 at 9:13 am

    The Santana deal for the mets was great for them. What I believe hurt them was the little deals they made getting a lot of older hurt players like Castillo,Alou,and others, we won with starters who gave you six or seven innings then a shut down bullpen,a lot of starters if you notice the second time around in a game start to get hit, we at that point are in the fourth or fifth inning .that]s when we hope he can get to the sixth inning and then it’s Durbin, Romero,Madson, LIDGE LIGHTS OUT. you need a top starter but a lot of teams can’t afford two or three Santana ,so you need shut down guys most of the time it’s give me your best for one inning. The guaranteed contracts in the case of pitchers is a killer they get hurt too much, Gordon, martinez, wood , harden, there are so many example, look at us we had 14 million dollars in two pitchers who gave us nothing Gordon Eaton .

  100. Jeff

    November 1, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    The fact Jimmy pokes fun at the Mets at a Victory parade is bush league. I know its been a long time for a championship but come on, we need to act like champions not like a bunch of brats who don’t kknow how to deal with winning. Like MikeMike says, it’s not like they shouldn’t have made the Santana deal, the guy is that good, it was the smaller deals that killed them. We should just act like champions of the league, not just champions over the Mets.

  101. PRP

    November 1, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Who care’s because everyday I from now to April I get to do my best Red Sox fan impersonation “na na screw you New York, we’re the Champions” On a serious note we should all embrace this championship in a city full of tension between the cops and citizens, the racial tensions, economic strains and all the violence we all came together in unity to become one color (red) high fiving each other all the way down Broad street. This was truly a special moment for everybody I can’t believe I walked from 15th and Market st all the way to CBP, I think walking with a crowed in the hundreds of thousands made it a lot easier. I had the best angle at city hall standing on a no right turn sign on a pole at 15th and Market. We Win!!!!
    World Phucking Champions!!!!

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