In a year when Boston suffered unthinkable tragedy at the Boston Marathon, heavily bearded baseball players have uplifted the city's spirits. The Red Sox' journey from last place in the league in 2012 to World Series champions in 2013 is testament to the resilience of New Englanders.
The celebratory parade begins at 10 a.m. at Fenway Park. Red Sox players, coaches and staff will ride Duck Boats through the city and past Boston Common and City Hall; the parade will conclude on the Charles River. The Ducks will enter the water and travel along the Charles River, as they did in 2004.
The event is being billed once again as a "Rolling Rally." There will be no stops along the parade route and no event at the parade's conclusion due to concerns about crowd sizes and security.
For more information about the Red Sox victory parade and the parade route, see:
Everybody Loves a Parade: Sox to Celebrate Saturday - from RedSox.com
Red Sox Parade Expected to be a Rollicking Time - from boston.com
Red Sox Parade Route - from CBSsports.com