Sox fans share photos, thoughts on World SeriesPerspective on history …
Boston, Mass. — The Boston Red Sox won their third Major League Baseball World Series championship in 10 years (2004, 2007, 2013) on Wednesday, Oct. 30 and did so in historic fashion, namely by clinching the coveted title at fabled Fenway Park for the first time in 95 years — or 1918, the last year Babe Ruth played for Beantown.
And some Midcoast residents had the good fortune, pleasure and excitement of being at the sixth and clinching game of the 2013 World Series between the Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park.
The following are comments and photos received from fans.
Steve Pine of Owls Head attended the game with his father Vincent Pine of Deer Island, New Brunswick, and Steve's daughters Alexis Pine, 16, and Casey Pine, 13, both of Owls Head; as well as with friends Greg Gould of South Thomaston and Greg's children, David Gould, 17, Emily Gould, 16, and Molly Gould, 10, all of South Thomaston.
The group sat in Section 92, Row NN, seats 1-8, in the right-field area.
"It was a great game," Vince said. "Never thought we would go to a World Series game. The energy from the fans in Fenway was amazing. To be apart of the winning game 6 is a lifetime memory and hard to put into words."
"An absolutely amazing game, and what an experience to be able to share with my girls, father and good friends," said Steve.
Steve Carriere, who grew up in Waldoboro, is a 1984 Medomak Valley High School graduate and currently serves in the United States Coast Guard stationed in Newport, R.I., also attended Game 6 of the World Series.
"A definite thrill of a lifetime," Carriere said.
Carriere said he and Todd Ray, another member of the Coast Guard, was up from Norfolk, Va. doing an inspection on Carriere's ship. "We started talking some baseball earlier in the week and I found out he was a huge Red Sox fan," Carriere said. "We had decided if the Sox made it back to Boston we would try to scalp [buy] a ticket the night of Game 6. At the time we had no idea prices would go up to over $1,000 [per ticket for the cheapest seats]. The day of the game he told me that morning he bought his ticket so I had a huge choice to make ... stay or go? Well, I made my choice and the rest is history."
If you have photos, video or comments on the sixth game of this year's World Series or from the Nov. 2 championship parade in Boston, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and hometown.