BOSTON (WWLP) - 22News spoke with fans who were in Boston Saturday morning before it was bright and early, still dark out, just to secure a front row seat.
A Connecticut fan told 22News there are highs and lows of being a Red Sox fan and you just can't take these moments for granted, because you don't know when they'll do it again.
Michael Burke said, “Especially after last years 69 win campaign. It was tough but I admit I watched all the games. It was a struggle. At times I would shut off the game and be so disgusted but here we are and it makes it that much better.”
Chantale Gingras told 22News, “I was like a little kid in a candy store. Eyes wide, screaming and jumping and yelling. You would have thought I was there.”
“The story this year. Clinching at home, everything that's gone on in Boston this year. I couldn't be more proud to be from Massachusetts and consider myself a Bostonian than today,” said Heather Holding.
Sheila Silva told 22News, “Oh my god, worst to first? You cant get any better than that. I have a red sox license plate and I drove around proudly whether they’re last place, first place, whatever.”
Just six and a half months ago the same streets the Rolling Rally passed through on Saturday were filled with people for what was supposed to be another joyful, fun event: the Boston Marathon.
The bombings are on the minds of a lot of the fans, who are celebrating a World Series win in a season that needed it the most.
Kim Corrente of Auburn told 22News, “Boston strong has been the rally cry. We needed this. For all those people who said we won because of the marathon, are you kidding me? This is Boston. This is what we do. We win.”
As the Rolling Rally passed by the Boston Marathon finish line, it was that win on the minds and in the hearts of fans. Even a deadly tragedy couldn't take away the spirit of Boston.