Mississippi State did it up big in Starkville when the Bulldogs returned from Omaha for a championship parade among their fans and classmates.

Brayland Skinner and other teammates were among the Bulldogs who took the microphone from local reporter Joe Cook of 16-WAPT News, and said, “Hey, I’m Brayland with the boys,” as they loved the chance to share the title with loyal fans. Another teammate took the mic and said, “College World Series champions, it’s about us baby! It’s about us, nobody else, it’s about us.”

The city of Starkville was happy to contribute to the party with a parade and celebration to honor the Bulldogs.

“Do y’all mind if I have a quick wardrobe change real quick here?” MSU athletic director John Cohen said at the podium during the festivities at Dudy Noble Field, per Joel Coleman. Cohen, a former Bulldog player and head coach, then stepped to the side and slipped on a shirt and cap that celebrated the national title.

The players sat atop fire trucks, and held a national title banner as they paraded through the Cotton District toward the ballpark. Inside The Dude, a newly-raised championship flag waved beside the scoreboard. On the centerfield wall, there was a decal commemorating the accomplishment.