The Red Sox were just one out from clinching the World Series with a seemingly insurmountable 6-1 lead but a history of heartbreak had taught Bostonians that nothing can be taken for granted in baseball.
They need not have worried. The unmistakable thud of the ball pounding into the glove was all it took for 95 years of anguish of not winning at home to disappear and trigger one of the wildest parties seen in New England
"I knew this was going to be a special year," said Boston slugger David Ortiz, the outstanding player of a best-of-seven series won 4-2 by the Red Sox.
Boston erupted in emotional celebration, a little over six months after the city was left in a state of shock following the deadly marathon bombings.
Hopefully all those lost in the Boston bombings were able to witness the Red Sox win it all tonight. #BostonStrong— Bradley Smoot (@IamBradleySmoot) October 31, 2013
I would love it if those of us from Boston Twitter could sit down and write a history of the #BostonStrong hashtag. It was very functional.— Grave-Robin' (@caulkthewagon) October 31, 2013
"sometimes a team inspires a city. Sometimes a city inspires a team" #BostonStrong— kt kid (@kkidd8) October 31, 2013
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