Oct 31, 2013|
Butch Stearns looks back at a magical night at Fenway that was full of special moments. The crowd singing Shane Victorino’s walk-up music in unison shows the type of special bond the fans have with this unforgettable team.
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Who would want popularity fiction buyer's regret that I brought that up. And Wallace got a big optically. I doubt very hard -- these aren't meant that -- -- I'm. Well he's. When he went. Com yeah. That's not. By the way. And down the stretch run at all how many viewed and Fenway and heard the crowd sing in this it's really cool. I was there for game two and retirement been in the park. Pac -- that much emotion and while and to everybody sing and when they stopped the music. Gonna be all right it was pretty cool 6177797937. You're Red Sox are world champions. It's one of those nights in the city of Boston we've had a lot of them we don't take them for granted doing. I don't think we do. Texts are flying in tweets are flying around. Good one from Tom layman on Twitter Jonny Gomes was asked what poppies message was during the team model. Com's -- said quote I will tell you now. -- the duck boats. Good buddy Kevin winter also texting instant not point to an overnight show on a championship butch. You get that right. Techsters on the eighteenth tee text -- 379837. Best thing ever calling my 82 year old dad for the third time. About the Sox win. -- Selz creek saw which part of a good question who's next. When's the next championship in Boston. Probably not tonight to do that. I Boettcher at most you would answer Bruins and a post tax compliant in that nobody thinks. The Celtics. Another instinct text here hey butch this is Jim in north. -- -- -- -- three that was trivia question. Bush just dropped off my buddy at the game tonight his dad watched his team play at Fenway in April before he passed away of cancer in June. I'm my body was there would meet tonight thank you for helping me stay awake and getting home to New Hampshire glad to play a small part. In your world championships story in my friend. Now let's go to Jim in Connecticut who's next hello Jim how are you. Pure laboratory of excellent. Good and I was attacking one with my wife and I went to gain which begin tonight cool down it. It's what I loved about this team all year. I like directly deciding it gave Iraq site when -- kind of like you when it. And -- first -- about Michael who's Dave Ross this -- -- a little bit but any idiot you with the guys on unused station and I just something I really like the bottom. And that are why this is the guy can root for and as I watched -- he. Gel together pretty well April 188 I think what -- -- 500 April. Gather and they went fifteen and fifteen men. Yep and but it just sort of they sort of had a special -- about the night. Especially want a walkout started it it started to turn to have let it gain on -- Because go to Nokia and wanted to win it's a matter -- and that he would sort of had to -- content watching these guys that they're they were never out of it. And until the last out was made I never thought they were there -- gonna lose -- game they just since a lot of confidence and when I was at two games. It it was it was impressive. To me how the -- physical presence on the field defensively. And how they just they just had that kind of like a bully quality to them. And he is the way they look at the other team and almost like out tight in the reg affordable for the belt run Iraq you know favorite the other -- -- target -- And well. You know that is sort of had a feel like that on the. I say yeah -- -- you paint a picture Jim. That they -- killer instinct and when you look at it they really did I mean think about it there's two things that are remarkable they never had a losing month. Right they've played 500 in May that they never had a losing month they also the only team based on never to lose more than three and arrow. Right. Right and and and it but I go back to -- something you set -- the top guy can root for David Ross. -- say they're not -- sometimes that doesn't translate into winning especially in baseball 'cause it's such a marathon. -- Let me namely guys again and think about that phrase a guy can root for 'cause I would argue that these guys all. Fall under that category Shane Victorino Jonny Gomes Mike Napoli David Ross. Ryan Dempster every single one of those acquisitions. To me you could argue fall under that category quote guy -- can root for. -- and you know competed here it was it was different it was -- and not and that and one -- got hurt I didn't think. I didn't use got to come back at all -- -- just to get his seat and was over right but I give them give them a lot of credit for our. You know working his way back -- to participate towards the end and kind of put the big world yet. The last couple others like a couple of games. But -- you know great break ice -- not root for -- Napoli was great I thought he handled the whole thing with this contract in restructured -- that. But I just was impressed at how. You hear any. Any. Harsh words coming out from his camp from either from -- agent right. Just at a good equality about the machine like this it's going to be good mix of personalities. A great great guys in the locker room like guys it would just it would just cherry are on the. Oh well you're absolutely right and I don't think Pete thanks for the call Jim I don't think people give them I think they do now is gonna say they don't him enough credit but I think they do now. This was. Nobody. Not many people if anybody. Ever said when they went up against the team that they are more talent. I remember in September doing -- -- radio show here. A Sunday afternoon and all I said was the tigers of the most talented team in the American League. And attacks line. And the calls lit up. We talking about KIV to watch him with the Red Sox are doing Bob Bob Bob on and on and on. Some would say that was an accurate. I was still say that today -- up and down if you go man from and the tigers are more talented. In the Red Sox but now when you win a championship. You put that on your mantle. The discussion it's a little different doesn't it. So. Maybe meet your other people didn't get this team enough respect they certainly respected themselves and each other and they won the championship because of it Walters in a car hi Walter. -- Well on the didn't and I won't grow so my friend out. -- -- The party -- -- seen out here tonight as you can imagine. My good but my good buddy well McGraw long time veterans video out for fox when he five ice -- field running around in the locker room. Yeah I just Odeon -- heavy goggles on or did you. Now poet you -- let me hit it and really. I as you know and I got you know the public is it not be sure. And and that the -- -- time that by Ansar area I speak about what. A -- in the dark -- or. Yeah are -- active season. And you know I'm real happy or real. -- John Farrell without doubt. David thought he'd you know and I'll tell you why back to late at night. You know what -- accomplished. This year. -- -- -- -- -- And when you start talking about and yeah intently on those guys have great players here obviously well it seems like it he. I don't it could then went into accomplishment this year. Somebody brought that up early on his sore right when I came on around 2 o'clock I mean I think with three rings. It changes things it's certainly changed discussion for Brady. And and everybody else and you know what what would let me ask you this what what is David Ortiz. What does Tom Brady have that David Ortiz doesn't. Now that David Ortiz out three run he's his clutch he's he's considered the heart and soul of his team he's a leader. He's performed at a high level he's won three championships so we bring up a great. Point -- he's in that discussion now for a and one of the greatest Red Sox players ever and in the discussion for the hall of fame. There's no doubt about. -- -- back it up this year let it loose end on the Imus story appeared in if you've got to pick familiar way. I'm really happy I am I have all -- He doesn't really go at it an it professional baseball career in the VMware didn't contribute the way it is all season. Which by the way I beat was more exciting alt key in I'd seen -- I've been out here. And bought in. You're not real happy with Daniel. Well I'm happy if you -- nice job you in the Fox25 is out -- -- missed being out there with you but excellent job again my friend. I write what you look good night man. I while drive safely. And I Bob warden all the good guys over Fox25 doing a great job. And that's my boy well McGraw -- a lot of battles together at a championship battles go to David Connecticut is next hi Dave Oreo. Well he had been around the world looks on -- I think that was -- mean. I used to have period -- insult to -- Okay. Were you not be holding up well in an hour from now. Now probably amount like last night. OK I don't want not a macho gonna be on the phone for two hours below what you talk about. Well all. An incredible season form -- I knew I would put it this way Allison Carter. At the beginning. I didn't even pay attention and ankle September. Yeah I think you're in a group of a lot of people I don't think. I think. We said you didn't pay attention to them I I would that's pretty accurate and a lot of people say whatever I'll get to them later. Let's see what they do in the second half let's see who did let's see where they are they're in first place some Memorial Day while wait till the fourth of July. OK they're in first place on the fourth of July well wait till Labor Day. Well they're they're not gonna collapse in September -- other in the playoffs but they won't win anything. I mean there's a lot of people didn't buy into them until they got to the World Series. Let you know I like our current workload quite a few coworkers of mind. He would say this I actually -- to -- in the postseason and in the World Series more than they ever did it. I'm just so close I just wanna Robin matches this would be like here to watch it and I. We'll use some will do that. I can. You like hey I'll just thought yeah -- -- hung over that's your that. Your choice now did you can be obnoxious champion or you can just sit there and you know sit back smugly and say. You know I can't hear you cause one of my eight championship rings in the Boston sports scene in the last eleven years stock and one a year. And the other ones stuck in the other -- and the other six are on my finger oh -- are my thumb by the way too. You know Sully you know that's what I would say that's I would. So and enjoy your beverages they have. -- That it would come down to wish I had just gone out there into it but -- well. I don't expect to open I think that I'm out we'll take a break Gregg saw which is taken because it's six on seven. 7797937. On -- A late night early morning with a Red Sox have won the championship if you're going to bed when you wake up you don't have to pinch yourself. Either when you go to bed or when you wake up they will still be champions and the parade will be on Saturday talk about that and more we come back. Here on WEEI.