If there is ever a city that comes together more during Championship runs, I want to know about it.
After the Red Sox clinched their eighth World Series Championship in franchise history (third in last 10 years) Wednesday night, the Bruins showed their support the following night before their game against the Anaheim Ducks.
Head coach Claude Julien wanted to extend his congratulations to Red Sox manager John Farrell, but hasn't talked to him directly since the Fall Classic.
“I’ve reached out to John several times during the playoffs so hopefully I’ll talk to him either tonight or tomorrow,” Julien said.
During his pre-game interview with NESN, Bruins center David Krejci rocked a World Series Championship t-shirt and matching hat which speaks volumes of the close knit group all Boston sports teams have.
It wasn't just David Krejci though. As the Black and Gold took the ice for their pre-game warm-ups, the entire team sported 2013 World Series Champions hats instead of their helmets. It was just a great scene to see if you were inside TD Garden.
If you were also at the game last night, you got a sneak peak at the World Series trophy as Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino took the short trip to the Garden to share the hardware with Cam Neely, the Bruins and the fans of Boston.
B’s defenseman Torey Krug was happy to see the Sox win the World Series despite not being able to witness it live.
“It was awesome,” Krug said. “It’s too bad- a little selfish of me- I wish we could have gotten to enjoy it, but were on the road there. But, it’s great. It’s great for the city. It’s a great group of guys that shows the way a team comes together and the right players and right situations and you have a championship. It’s just great.”
Chris Kelly--who is admittedly a huge baseball fan--also was excited to see the Red Sox World Series trophy on the ice. It brought back the memories he had when the B’s brought the Stanley Cup to Fenway in 2011.
“I noticed it right away,” Kelly said. “Yeah, it was awesome. I wouldn't mind getting a picture with it, but unfortunately we missed that game last night, but I remember us winning and us getting a chance to go in their locker room and celebrate with us. They were great about it so that’s fantastic for them to win.”
Kelly would welcome the Sox to come inside the B’s locker room, but knows he isn't the boss.
“I would love for them to come into our locker room, but you've got to ask Claude (Julien),” Kelly said. “I’m just an alternate captain.”
The four major sports teams of Boston have always shown their support for one another whether it being the Bruins for the Red Sox, the Red Sox for the Bruins, the Celtics for the Patriots and so on. It is just the city we live in. This is one of the reasons why it is the best sports town in the world.
There are more championships to come and more celebrations to be had. Buckle up, Boston. This is Titletown.
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