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Picture of the Day: World Series trophy at the Boston Marathon finish line

Nov 2, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

There was a touching tribute by the Red Sox on their “rolling rally” through the streets of Boston this morning, as the World Champions made a special stop at the Boston Marathon finish line, the site of the bombings from this past April.

As part of the team’s tribute, Jonny Gomes placed the World Series trophy draped with a “BOSTON STRONG 617” jersey on the finish line. Here’s a look at the scene:

Very cool.

UPDATE: Here’s video from the tribute at the finish line, which included a rendition of “God Bless America.”

  1. indaburg - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    That is very touching indeed. In spite of all the my-team-is-better-than-your-team-rah-rah nonsense, it’s what sport is all about, isn’t it? Bringing people together?

    • chiadam - Nov 2, 2013 at 1:31 PM

      That, and strangers arguing on the internet.

      • indaburg - Nov 2, 2013 at 3:23 PM

        Yeah, that too. :-)

    • pinkfloydprism - Nov 2, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      Actually, with rivalries and recent violence towards fans, I would say sports divide more than they unite.

  2. drewzducks - Nov 2, 2013 at 12:40 PM

  3. garryfish - Nov 2, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Even though I am a big Yankee fan, that was cool!! Congrats Red Sox fans!

  4. theskinsman - Nov 2, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Very well done,indeed! Thanks for another season for the ages,Red Sox.

  5. 8man - Nov 2, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Seems like everytime something horrific against America originates out of Boston, one of the bastions of liberty, the local teams find a way to string together a championship run.

    And let’s be real. This wasn’t a team of all-stars. It was a grisly collection of guys who just found a way to get it done. Almost like the 2001 Patriots. Way to go Red Sox and way to go Bruins!

  6. mdrew75 - Nov 2, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    As a life long Yankee fan, I must say that I am truly happy for the city of Boston having this moment after everything that happened earlier this year. In moments like these, we are all Americans.

  7. gallyhatch - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    From a lifelong Bostonian: thank you.

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