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Atlanta Braves Parade: World Series 2021 championship

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 02: The Atlanta Braves celebrate their 7-0 victory against the Houston Astros in Game Six to win the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 02, 2021 in Houston, Texas.   Carmen Mandato/Getty Images/AFP
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2021 World Series Atlanta Braves parade: as it happened

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That seems to be pretty much the conclusion of the Braves celebratory round at Truist Park. Fans are starting to leave the stadium and the speeches have concluded. There's some musical entertinament upcoming of course and we have still to find out who the special guests are. You can follow that on the live stream above. Thanks for joining us this afternoon!

Charlie Morton comes up to the mic on crutches after that broken leg incident in Game 1 and recieves a huge ovation.

"Re-sign Freddie"

The biggest cheer of the evening so far goes out to first baseman Freddie Freeman, as one of his teammates takes the mic and calls on the Braves to sign him up to a new contract.

Players arrive at Truist Park

The 2021 World Series champions are being introduced to the crowd at Truist Park now, walking into the stadium with their families on a red carpet to huge cheers. Series MVP Jorge Soler gets a massive ovation, bettered only by the one reserved for Charlie Morton, who played on in Game 1 against the Astros with a broken leg.

Braves fans out in force

It's a bracing 54º in Atlanta today and it isn't going to get any warmer but Braves fans have been waiting 26 years for this.

One million fans expected in Atlanta

It's quite a turnout today, with an estimated one million people descending on Atlanta for the party. The 2019 census puts the population of the city at 488,000. 

Truist Park starting to fill up

Fans are piling into the home of the Braves now and they are in for a treat... it has been confirmed by the Braves' communications department that there will be some "very special guests" performing during the musical soiree, which is set to feature Ludacris and Big Boi. They haven't got hold of the ABBAtars have they?

A ball caught inside the stadium is probably worth a few bob, what about a beer can chucked from a bus by Braves pitcher A.J. Minter? We imagine eBay will be bringing the answer to us sometime this evening. 

Fans get their wish

The cavalcade has slowed down considerably now, giving fans the chance to get up close and personal with their heroes. Plenty of them seem to have been taking Jimmy Buffet's advice too. Well, it's five o'clock all day in Atlanta. 

Braves come home

The parade has reached Truist Park now and there is a huge turnout as the Braves enjoy their triumphant homecoming. Jorge Soler is loving this. The Cuban walloped a 446-foot home run in Game 6, sending the ball so far that apparently a Braves fan helped himself to it after he saw it hit the floor outside the stadium.

Blooper has his fan base.

The Braves mascot is shown some love by a fan. He absolutely completes the team.

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The Atlanta Braves certainly have many reasons to celebrate. One of them is the fat paycheck they picked up from winning the World Series.

Children and some lucky adults were free to attend the Braves parade.

Some metro Atlanta schools cancelled class, while some companies allowed their employees to take a break to go to the parade.

There's a consensus on the velocity of the parade.

To some of those who attended, it was all a blur.

'Speed' is the buzzword during this parade, and not in a good way.

People continue to ask for the motorcade to slow down so they can savor the moment. Some of them are afraid to leave their place for even a second, as they might miss the players' buses when they pass by.

'Slow it down! Slow it down!'

People are chanting to ask the parade to slow down. It seems fair, given that some of them have waited for hours (on top of the 26 years) to see the champions.

Who wants to go on the party bus?

Metro Atlanta is partying on this chilly historical day. Championship cheers ring out from the crowd, and some of them would love to share a beer with their favorite Braves players.

Joc Pederson has definitely been in party mode.

It will be interesting to see the 29-year-old's mood by the time the parade is over.

Joc Pederson is throwing out pearl necklaces to the crowd.

The players are really having fun and lapping up all the attention. But the parade is going ahead of schedule, and fans want the buses to slow down. After all, a lot of them have been waiting for hours to see the players go by.

Here's a sample of Blooper's moves.

Blooper is a sight that all Braves fans will be eager to catch during the parade. It will be a distraction for the people who are braving the cold in their mittens and who even brought some portable heaters to help keep them warm.

Blooper, the Atlanta Braves mascot is a hit with the crowd.

Blooper, the fuzzy ambiguous, lovable creature who cheers on the team, lists his position on the official MLB website as "center of attention".

The parade is winding its way through the streets of downtown Atlanta.

Apparently the bus drivers are going faster than expected, and people are NOT happy. They want to savor this historic moment.

People arrived early with their blankets to make sure they would get a good view of the parade.

The wait is worth it because the Braves' World Series title is the first major professional championship in Atlanta since Atlanta United won the MLS Cup in 2018.

Braves fans turn out in droves to cheer on the heroes.

People in the crowd do the tomahawk chop as they shout their support for their team. Police are in full force to make sure the people stay behind the barriers. The streets are simply packed.

The victory parade is well on its way!

Celebrations are taking place in both downtown Atlanta and at the Braves' Truist Park.

The men of the moment are en route to the celebrations.

2021 World Series Atlanta Braves parade route and road closures

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2021 World Series Atlanta Braves parade route and road closures

Make sure you don't miss out on the festivities. Here's a guide on where the parade will be passing, and which roads will be closed to vehicles.

Atlanta is ready to party, and it all begins at a baseball landmark.

This marker commemorates the career homer 715 of former Braves right fielder Hank Aaron, considered one of the greatest baseball players in history.

2021 World Series Atlanta Braves Parade: route, artists, times, TV, how to watch

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2021 World Series Atlanta Braves Parade: route, artists, times, TV, how to watch

After 26 long years, the Atlanta Braves have taken home the World Series pennant! To celebrate the much-awaited victory, there will be a parade to honor the victors, where over one million people are expected to participate!

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