Boston Fetes Triumphant Sox

Victory parade kicks off potentially tumultuous offseason
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Oct 30, 2007 9:44 PM CDT
Boston Red Sox baseball fans celebrate the team's World Series victory against the Colorado Rockies during a parade, in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tens of thousands of raucous Bostonians cheered at the victory parade today for their beloved World Series champion Red Sox. Bekilted by the Dropkick Murphys, an Irish-influenced punk band, excitable closer Jonathan Papelbon delighted and bemused the crowd with his inimitable jigging. Many signs in particular congratulated Series MVP Mike Lowell, who becomes a free agent this winter.

Slugger Manny Ramirez made a public petition to keep Lowell, announcing, "Forget A-Rod," the Yankees superstar who is testing free agency as well. Ramirez also told the fans, "You guys are the best fans in the whole world," and, "There's a party at my house tonight."