Red Sox Hold ‘Rolling Rally’ to Celebrate Title
BOSTON (AP) — From the Green Monster to the Charles River, the bearded champions celebrated their improbable journey with another familiar sight in Boston, the World Series trophy.
For the third time in 10 years, the Red Sox carried the prize through their city in a “rolling rally” of amphibious “duck boats” as thousands of fans lined the streets and the banks of the waterway that separates Boston from Cambridge.
The most poignant moment occurred early in Saturday’s trip when the vehicles stopped at the Boston Marathon finish line, near where two explosions killed three spectators at the race on April 15.
Outfielder Jonny Gomes placed the trophy on the line and he and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia held Red Sox jerseys with the words “BOSTON STRONG” and the number 617, the city’s area code. A jersey with that message hung in the Red Sox dugout throughout the season after the bombings.
The Red Sox defeated the Cardinals this week to earn their eighth World Series title.