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Michael Bloomberg already planning World Series parade for Yanks

Oct 9, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

According to Ian Begley of, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said during his weekly spot on WOR-AM that he has already begun planning the Yankees’ World Series parade.

sort of trying to figure out where the parade should start,” the mayor
said Friday on his weekly radio show. “We have to plan.”

You know, since it’s been so long since they’ve had one.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Chad Jennings of the Journal News that he appreciates the mayor’s optimism and realizes the amount of planning involved with such a massive undertaking.

“I hope the Mayor is right,” Joe Girardi said. “I imagine that there’s a
lot of planning that goes into something like that. And they just can’t
do it overnight. I wouldn’t think they were in major stages of it. But
I’m sure they have to have a preliminary conversation when he gets time.
I hope he’s right.”

This was a missed opportunity for Girardi to say, “That’s logistics.

  1. SouthofHeaven - Oct 9, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    They could have a massive row of inflatable carts in front of inflatable horses.

  2. Ditto65 - Oct 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Or 28 inflatable eggs labeled “chickens”.

  3. Pisano - Oct 9, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    I wouldn’t put the cart ahead of the horse , there’s a team in Texas that has to be dealt with . The last time they played the Yankees they exposed the weakness the Yankees have about not being able to throw out base runners. You can bet the farm they’ll be running everytime they get on base.

  4. cusoman - Oct 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    This could backfire in a massive way starting tonight, and if the highly unlikely does happen and the Twins battle back, they won’t be hearing the end of this for YEARS to come. PLEASE let this happen, God… these ego maniacs need to be knocked down many notches.

  5. Exschoolyardgreat - Oct 9, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Blomberg is lying. He had the parade route planned in spring training already. Hopefully the Twins can pull a Red Sox against them and win the series.

  6. Exschoolyardgreat - Oct 9, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Bloomberg is lying. He had the parade route planned in spring training. Hopefully the Twins can pull a Red Sox on them and come back to win the series.

  7. Buccofan - Oct 9, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    What’s with all the “planning”, other than giving people something about which to worry and keeping more bureaucrats employed?
    Here’s how you do it–
    1. Dust off last year’s plan.
    2. Update with times and dates.
    3. Send out a memo to all concerned.
    Philadelphia could do the same with their 2008 plans, Cincinnati with 1990 (little changes here). Atlanta could do the same with all their WS celebrations from the Bobby Cox era.
    Well, maybe not on that last one.
    Minnesota would have to change their plans, given that they’re not in the same stadium anymore. Texas, Tampa Bay, and San Francisco haven’t faced this dilemma before, and frankly, I’m not sure where the first two of those three would have their speeches.

  8. MK - Oct 9, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Are you kidding me? No one will think twice about this if the Yankees don’t win the World Series. OK, maybe you will…but you’re not very bright.
    If you’re going to have a parade that 3 million people will attend in an area as densely packed & crowded as lower Manhattan, it takes a few weeks to get everything together – security, transportation, sanitation, etc – especially considering the ongoing work & construction that’s going on down there. This should not be a difficult concept to grasp.

  9. cusoman - Oct 9, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    I think you’re the dull one here, MK. Bloomberg’s statement was “”I’m sort of trying to figure out where the parade should start,” the mayor said Friday on his weekly radio show on WOR-AM. “We have to plan.””
    Where it should start? They hold ticker tapes at the same flipping location every single time — from Battery Place, up Broadway, to City Hall. You know, it’s that part of Broadway known as the Canyon of Heroes? Where the street has all the plaques talking about previous ticker tape parades? Planning the location isn’t exactly brain surgery, dude.
    This is pride before the fall. Whether or not said fall happens at the hands of the Twins, or one of the other playoff teams, has yet to be seen, but this sort of crap is ego-central.

  10. MK - Oct 9, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    “Pride before the fall”? What does the mayor have to do with the team? Whose pride are you referring to?
    Look, I get it that a lot of people hate the Yankees. No problem there, but it gets hilarious when the haters get irrational. Like now, where you’re embarrassing yourself by setting up your own narrative and jamming in there something that doesn’t fit.

  11. cusoman - Oct 9, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    You replied regarding the logisitcs, not regarding the what a mayor has to do with a baseball team. I debunked your so-called “not a difficult concept to grasp” and you fall back on a non-issue. Way to go strawman.

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