Boston has better things to celebrate than ghouls and goblins this Halloween season.
History was made on Wednesday night, when the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.
The last World Series the Sox won on their home turf of Fenway Park was in 1918.
“What a decade to be a Red Sox fan,” marvels CBSSports.com Senior Baseball Columnist Scott Miller. Even the big digs of last summer’s 93-loss train wreck melted away in one perfect offseason for general manager Ben Cherington. Five of the seven free agents he signed last winter were in Wednesday’s lineup.”
When it was over, Ortiz took a microphone on the field and addressed the city, just as he did a week after the Boston Marathon bombings last April.
“This is for you, Boston. You guys deserve it,” the Series MVP said. “We’ve been through a lot this year and this is for all of you and all those families who struggled.”
Know what was even better than grabbing the title? Grabbing the title at their Fenway home.
The 101-year-old stadium, oldest in the majors, was jammed with 38,447 singing, shouting fans anticipating a party that had been building for more than nine decades.
“Maybe they won’t have to go another 95 years,” said John Farrell, a champion in his first season as Boston’s manager.
Congratulations and party on Boston!
SOURCE: CBS | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty