Less than a week after winning the 2018 World Series, the Boston Red Sox are getting to enjoy the town.
During Thursday night’s Boston Celtics game, there was an extended time out midway through the first quarter when Red Sox manager Alex Cora carried the World Series championship trophy onto the court, followed by his players.
Fans roared when Cora led the team out of the tunnel and got louder each time a player hoisted the trophy high for the fans to continue a celebration that started Sunday with a series-clinching victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
To punctuate the visit, fans broke out in a round of their favorite derogatory chant about the rival New York Yankees.
After losing on opening day, Alex Cora’s team romped to a 17-2 start and a club-record 108 wins, then went 11-3 in the postseason, dispatching the 100-win New York Yankees and the 103-victory and defending champion Houston Astros in the playoffs. Cora, a player on Boston’s 2007 champions, became the first manager from Puerto Rico to win a title and just the fifth rookie skipper overall.
Cora is expected to join members of the team in his hometown this weekend.