The Boston Red Sox celebrated their ninth World Series championship with champagne and an appropriate tune: Queen’s “We Are the Champions.”
Then they switched to two songs the team has claimed this postseason.
Eduardo Rodriguez lofted a speaker onto his shoulder in the Dodger Stadium visitor’s clubhouse, belting out “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra along with his teammates.
Aaron Judge blasted the song on a boombox in Fenway Park after the Yankees beat the Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS. The Sox retaliated by playing Sinatra’s ode to the city in the Yankee Stadium visitor’s clubhouse after they clinched that series, then trolled their rivals once more by playing it again as World Series champions.
Playing “New York, New York” in the clubhouse?
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The clubhouse quieted down long enough to listen to manager Alex Cora tell his players how proud he was of them for “buying into the concept” from the beginning of spring training, but the silence did not last long. As Cora and the team doused each other in champagne, 2Pac’s “California Love” provided the soundtrack.
The Sox had soaked in the 5-1 victory on the field with their families immediately after the win before heading back to the clubhouse for an inspired karaoke session.