On the Friday broadcast of HBO's Real Time, host Bill Maher was speaking with guest Anthony Weiner when he brought up the Red Sox World Series parade and the moment when the trophy -- or as he calls it statue -- was placed on the Boston Marathon finish line when the parade stopped briefly for a somber ceremony to commemorate the Boston Marathon tragedy on April 15.
Red Sox players Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia demonstrated the special bond between the team and the city when they placed the trophy on the finish line, which is still painted, and then draped a "Boston Strong 617" jersey over the trophy.
The song “God Bless America” was piped over loudspeakers as fans, players, and Marathon survivors sang along.
"I also saw, so the Red Sox won the World Series, congratulations Red Sox," Maher said to Weiner. "So the parade, they go to the place where the marathon bombing took place, they put the World Series statue there and they sing God Bless America and they say 'Boston strong' and they chant 'USA,' you know. It was again, a bad day, three people died, that's terrible. More were maimed, that's horrible, but unfortunately that happens every day, in car accidents and everything else. I mean, you city was not leveled by Godzilla."
To which Anthony Weiner, to his credit, replied: "I don't know... such a nice moment, what's wrong with you?"
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