Shane Victorino was asked about the Red Sox being able to win the World Series at home for the first time since 1918.
"We all understand the magnitude of tonight's game. The fact that since we haven't won a championship in Fenway since 1918," Victorino said. " I mean, I don't think there's even that many people who could say they remember that or even could say that they were around when that happened. So all these kind of things. And playing in front of these fans every single night, it doesn't get any better. I'm excited to see what happens. And as I said, we've still got a long, tough task ahead of us."
Victorino said the tradition in Boston is part of what led to his signing with the Sox.
"I'm a fan of the game. I watch what is going on. This organization, there's reason why these two teams are here," he said. "Not too many teams have won two World Series in this [decade].That tells me what it's all about.
"That's why I think, most importantly for me,when I signed here, I knew what this was about. It wasn't just a bump in the road the last couple of years. And I didn't look at it any differently. Even though they were in last place, I knew this was a first-class organization. They're about winning. They want to be at the top.
"I paid attention to them from afar. I played them every year in interleague. I know what's that like. Red Sox Nation, they've got a big following. That's another thing that lured me to sign here in Boston."