Boston Strong: Red Sox fans celebrate at marathon finish line after World Series Game six win over St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.
After the Boston Marathon bombings, it became a rallying cry for a city, and rallying point for a nation. And as the baseball season was in its opening games, it helped unite all of Red Sox Nation.
And more than six months after the terrorist attack and subsequent manhunt that briefly paralyzed Boston, the message was as loud and clear as ever on Wednesday night, as jubilant Red Sox fans converged on the marathon finish line on Boylston Street — the site of the attacks — to celebrate their team's World Series win over St. Louis, some even bending down to kiss the pavement.
While the terrorist attack is certainly the freshest memory, the Red Sox's win actually capped a 95-year era of futility. While this is the team's third championship in 10 seasons, the Red Sox had not clinched a World Series at home in Feway Park since beating the Chicago Cubs in 1918.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino, often ribbed for his habit of revieling his lack of Boston sports knowledge by spouting out interesting names with cameras rolling, got into the act. And at least he knows how sports teams in Boston celebrate.
Get the ducks ready, we're having a parade! Please, be responsible, and let's celebrate! Thank you @RedSox. #bostonstrong