In case you live under the rock of all rocks, the Houston Astros have won the 2022 World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies. While there was no shortage of celebrations last night, the best is yet to come. On Sunday afternoon, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced details for the Houston Astros 2022 World Series parade today, Monday November 7.
The World Series parade will take place today Monday, November 7, starting at NOON. Earlier reports stated that the parade would start at 11 am, but as Turner quipped: “we’re not going to hold that person accountable, they were drunk on excitement.”
Turner congratulated the Astros, Jim Crane, and Dusty Baker for all the success. He noted the team effort, and how the victory has united the city.
The starting point will be at Smith and Preston and will be a straight shot to Smith and Tuam. The procession will double the length of the parade back in 2017.
Patrons are warned not to park on Smith, Bagby or Louisiana Street. Organizers also advise using ride share apps to ease street congestion. Metro services will be free for the day. Also, to bring plenty of water to hydrate, as the weather is expected to be sunny.
This will be the second parade of its kind in Houston. The first World Series victory parade in Houston took place back in 2017, when one million Houston Astros fans flooded the streets, parking garages, and skyscrapers of downtown, Houston in support of the home team.
Other highlights of the 20-block, 2017 parade included the flight of four military jets, as well as a fire engine carrying the team, accommodated by their championship trophy, through a sea of elated fans. Following the parade, fans continued to rally outside Houston’s City Hall.
Also, who can forget the most wholesome video to ever come out of Houston, when Astros fans returned a hat to its owner after she dropped it off a parking garage, tossing it up floor by floor until it was returned to its rightful owner.
The Houston Astros claimed their 2022 World Series victory after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in Houston, Saturday night, 4-1, in 6 games. In related news, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale won big with $75 million return after betting $10 million on the Houston Astros to win the World Series.