BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - More than a million people were expected to line the streets in Boston Saturday, to celebrate the Red Sox title win this week. The World Series Champions traveled by duck boat from Fenway, through the streets of Boston, and into the Charles River.
Red Sox nation stormed the city of Boston Saturday, to hail their World Series Champions. After an embarrassing season landing in last place, the Red Sox won it all Wednesday.. right at home in Fenway.
“Especially after last years 69 game 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,” said Michael Burke from Thompson, CT.
“We are die hard Red Sox fans. We've been fans since birth. This is history, 95 years since it happened at home,” said Lindsey McCaul from Huntington.
The at-home win in a worst to first season aren't the best parts of this World Series victory. The Red Sox brought the title home in a year the city of Boston needed it most.
It was just six and a half months ago that these same Boston streets were packed with people, for what was supposed to be another happy, joyful event: the Boston Marathon. Longtime Boston Marathon volunteers remembered that day with 22News.
“The worst for me was actually having to tell families their runner hadn't passed the finish line yet. We'd go back and see if their baggage had been picked up. If it hadn't we had to tell them they were still out there somewhere,” said longtime Boston Marathon volunteer Dot Green.
At the very same time Boston came together in healing -- Boston strong -- the Red Sox came together for a comeback too. MVP David Ortiz said it best, when the bombing suspects were caught back in April. This is our city.
“It's our city and nobody is going to get us down. Nothing is going to get us down. That marathon will be back here next year stronger than ever,” said Sheila Silva from Sunderland.
“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,” said Kim Corrente from Auburn.
And 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.
“I couldn't be more proud to be from Massachusetts and consider myself a Bostonian than today,” said Heather Holding from Shrewsbury.