Candace and I were so excited to watch the Red Sox win the AL East pennant on Friday night. Once they won their game, we were waiting on every pitch to see if the Yankees were going to lose. As soon as they did, it clinched the division for Boston. (Even Cole was excited. He hasn’t missed a Red Sox game since he’s been alive you know.) We’re also excited because their first round is with Anaheim so Candace and I are going down this weekend to watch the Sox and the Angels play.
But even we weren’t excited as the Red Sox themselves were that night. After their game in Boston, they stayed in the locker room and watched the Yankees game until they lost. Once that happened an hour later, they rolled back out to the field and there were still thousands of fans there who were also celebrating.
The best part of the evening is the way the team celebrated. Their care free nature is part of the reason I follow the team so closely. Below is a video of their celebration. Even if you aren’t a baseball fan, you’ll probably appreciate the dancing. Kevin Youkilis is one of the best first basemen in baseball. He has zero errors this year (a new AL record) and a high batting average. Jonathan Papelbon is one of the most intimidating and successful closers in baseball. But in this clip, they’re both little kids celebrating their win. (Be sure to stick thru to the last half. The second dance is the winner.)