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“Boston Strong” is really only a saying, but it gets its power from moments like this.
Right in the middle of the Red Sox championship parade on Saturday, as the route wound its way to the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia exited their duck boats. Gomes laid the trophy on the yellow and blue finish line as he and Salty held up 617 “Boston Strong” Red Sox jerseys.
Then, much like in the Bruins and Red Sox games just following the Marathon bombings, the crowd began signing along to a recording of “God Bless America.” The day of confetti, music and “rejubilation” was paused for this reflective moment.
The very fact that these Red Sox players, bearded and brazen, are trusted to honor the victims of the Marathon bombings is a perfect example of how accepted they are by the city of Boston. Starting their season with the rubble from 2012 all around them, players like Mike Napoli and Dustin Pedroia crafted this year’s team into not only an
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Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes has been an emotional leader and a full blown cartoon for the team all season . At the championship rally, Gomes came out with a camo jacket and rocking red work boots.
These were not just any work boots, they were pimped out with this:
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— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) November 2, 2013
2013 World Series Champions…...
On a day where the emphasis was on the Red Sox and their achievements, this remarkable group of guys shifted the focus to something much bigger than themselves.
As the championship parade rolled its way through the city, the duck boats came to a stop just before reaching the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street. With all eyes on the blue and yellow paint marking the significant...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia made sure that he savored every moment of the Red Sox’ 2013 World Series run.
Saltalamacchia’s future in Boston is unclear, as the 28-year-old is set to become a free agent. The Red Sox could end up bringing Saltalamacchia back for 2014 and beyond, but the veteran catcher didn’t want to take any chances.
“It was tough because of the fact I don’t know...
"Boston Strong" is really only a saying, but it draws its power from moments like this.
Right in the middle of the Red Sox championship parade on Saturday, as the route wound its way to the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia exited their duck boats. Gomes laid the World Series trophy on the yellow-and-blue finish line...
The Red Sox’ rolling rally was a raging success.
From the thousands of fans showing their support to the touching moment at the Boston Marathon finish line to the emotional rendition of “God Bless America,” the championship parade captured the undeniable bond this team has with its city.
After the festivities were over, a few members of the team talked about how much this day...
The Red Sox’ championship tour rolls on.
After stopping by the Bruins game on Thursday, the Celtics home opener on Friday and rolling throughout the city on duck boats the following day, the coveted Commisioner’s Trophy made its way to Gillette on Sunday, accompanied by a few members of the squad who helped bring that hardware back to Boston.
Sporting personalized Pats jerseys...
They were so much a part of the identity of the 2013 Red Sox, it's hard to think of them without their beards. But now that the Holy Grail has been captured, there is talk that sometime soon their facial hair will be shorn for charity. Some, like Jarrod Saltalamacchia, have hinted that they want to keep their whiskers, but it will be hard to resist the opportunity to help others...
Jonny Gomes isn’t your conventional impact player, at least not by statistical standards. But this postseason he proved that impact can’t always be measured by numbers.
Gomes hit just .143 this postseason, even going hitless in the first three games of the World Series, causing many Sabermetricians to question why the utility outfielder was still in the Red Sox’ starting lineup...
If you haven’t done so already, check out this article by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. The veteran columnist shares an incident that took place in Spring Training when Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster asked teammate Jonny Gomes how he was doing and this was Gomes’ response: “Great, one day closer to the parade.’’
“Let that sink in for a second,” writes Kernan. “Here...
On a day of celebration, the Dropkicks were — almost — a stick in the mud.
Before the duck boats set out from Fenway Park for the Red Sox’ championship parade Saturday, the team held a short ceremony at the stadium to thank fans for their support throughout the year. The Dropkick Murphys played their staples “Shipping Up to Boston” and “Tessie” before roping Jonny...
(Getty Images)If the Red Sox decide to let Jarrod Saltalamacchia walk via free agency (and his benching during Games 5 and 6 the World Series suggests that might happen), they could go after free-agent catcher Brian McCann. This would result in the reunion of two ex-Brave backstops—McCann and current Red Sox catcher David Ross. Salty, at 28 years of age, will likely get a slew...
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Even after the Red Sox completed one of the greatest - no scratch that, the greatest - turnarounds in major league baseball history, we head into the offseason with a lot more questions than answers.
For example, will the Red Sox be on the prowl for a new center fielder, shortstop, catcher or first baseman?
Needless to say, Red...
The sights and sounds from the Red Sox's World Series championship parade on Saturday morning ranged from delirious to chilling.
First, there was pure comedy and joy in the air as David Ortiz nearly drove one of the duck boats right out of Fenway Park.
"I actually didn't drive it," said the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. "I tried, but that was...
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The 2013 world champion Boston Red Sox were honored with a parade through the streets of Boston Saturday. The parade started at Fenway Park and stopped at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where Jonny Gomes placed a "Boston Strong" jersey over the world series trophy in tribute to the victims of the deadly...
You had to know it was coming. It was just a matter of when. Yes, with all the bonding with bearding the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox had, the question was, when would they shave them off.
Yes, the beards have becoming iconic to the point of having nicknames. Dustin Pedroia’s beard was named “The Sick Flow”, while Jonny Gomes had “The Ironsides”, and David Ortiz...