The best moments from the Astros World Series parade

The route stretched 1.7 miles through downtown Houston and Midtown, with both sides of Smith Street filled with a sea of ​​blues and oranges.

HOUSTON – One word – SUCCESS! That’s how the Astros World Series 2022 parade that took place Monday in downtown Houston can be described.

The save was thrown less than 48 hours after the Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in six World Series games. The route stretched 1.7 miles through downtown Houston, with every corner and block filled with a sea of ​​blue and orange carried by Astros fans. In fact, the streets of Houston were filled with hundreds of thousands of fans hours before the start of the parade.

Nobody was more excited than the players.

Before loading the buses to take their positions on the parade route, some of them spoke to members of the media about how excited they were to interact with the fans.

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“I mean, that’s why we’re doing it,” Astros shortstop said and World Series MVP Jeremy Pena said. “I hope the whole city is there. We’re looking forward to it.”

“It’s a dream come true for every single person here,” said third baseman Alex Bregman. “You know you work really hard all year to try to win a championship and we did that. I’m so excited.”

“I heard they closed universities today, closed schools and so on.” Trey Mancini said. “It shows how special it is to play here that everyone will come and support us today.”

And support they got. Those who were able to cancel work didn’t hesitate to battle traffic to watch the Astros and Commissioner’s Trophy soar through downtown Houston. And with Several Houston-area school districts canceled schools to honor the Astros, which meant more people came to the party.

The parade started with from Texas Southern University The Ocean of Soul Band breaks down with their bad selves! Behind them were Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Lt. gov. Dan Patrick and Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee waving to the crowd from military vehicles.

The Most Energetic Award should go to Houston Astros mascot Orbit, who performed all the moves on a van during the parade. Orbit is as popular with young fans as it is with players in the City of Houston.

The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales performed alongside several Houston celebrities such as Bun B, Lil Flip, Slim Thug, Trae tha Truth and former Texan Andre Johnson.

And what would an Astros celebration be without Hall of Famers Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell seen riding a Houston Fire Department vehicle at the parade?

The Houston Astros themselves ended the parade. Astros outfielder Chas McCormick was seen holding up the 2017 World Series trophy on a float along with Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker, Michael Brantley and Alex Cintrón.

In a float behind this group, Astros manager Dusty Baker held the 2022 World Series trophy. He was surrounded by Justin Verlander, Alex Bregman, Houston Astros owner Jim Crane and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

There were nothing but smiles as the team interacted with their fans and even broke into a “We Want Houston” chant with the crowd.

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You can check out our full coverage of the Astro’s World Series Parade on YouTube and KHOU 11+ on Roku and FireTV.

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Laura Coffey

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