Jay-Z Joins the Yankees for World Series Celebration
On Wednesday night, Phillies second baseman Shane Victorino hit a futile ground ball to Robinson Cano to end the World Series and clinch the New York Yankees’ 27th championship. Today came the party. Millions of fans lined the famed Canyon of Heroes on lower Broadway to cheer the team through a parade of truly epic proportions. In the midst of raining paper and celebration, the crowd looked up to see a not-so-surprising sight: Jay-Z was boarding a float with Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.
Hov has always been an outspoken fan on the Bronx Bombers, but really took his support to wild levels during this year’s postseason. He performed his NYC anthem ‘Empire State of Mind’ before Game 2 and was seen cheering in the stands throughout the series. Today, he waved to crowds standing side-by-side with Rodriguez — a player that finally came through in the clutch and has earned the respect of the town. At one point, Jay got everyone on the float to throw up a classic Roc sign. People went wild.
The parade concluded at City Hall as the Yankees were given individual keys to the city by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. With the crowd thoroughly amped, it’s only right that organizers decided not to let things end with a whimper. Jay-Z concluded the festivities with another performance of ‘Empire State of Mind’ as most fans threw their hands in the air with wild abandon.