Fans line up early to grab Red Sox gear
WARWICK, R.I. —
Boston Red Sox fans lined upoutside Dick's Sporting Goods starting at 4 a.m. Thursday in Warwick waitingfor World Series champions' gear.
"We're going to get ourshirts and hats and such because we're so excited," said Sue Piluk, who arrivedat 4:45 a.m.
Some fans who attended the gamestill showed up at 6 a.m. in Warwick to pick up apparel because Fenway Parksold out at midnight.
"There was nothing left inFenway to buy. It was absolutely amazing," Joe Cassidy said.
Cassidy flew into Boston on Wednesdayafternoon from Maryland for the game. He flew out after buying his T-shirt inRhode Island on Thursday.
"I don't think anybody satdown after the third pitch of the game, everybody was standing, high-fiving,and cheering," he said.
Fans like Jean Riley have beenfollowing the Red Sox since the 50s.
"I remember my mother usedto take me to Fenway Park on 'Ladies Day' and it was 50 cents and my brotherused to sell peanuts," she said.
While the ticket prices haveincreased over the years, the spirit remains the same. This win comes at a timewhen Boston's strength was challenged after the marathon bombings shocked thecity in April.
"I think it brought all ofthe Bostonians together. As Big Papi said, 'Boston Strong', it's a strong stateand a strong city," Riley said.
"Sports are a great outlet.It brings people together and this just helps everybody that was affected by ithave a little more joy," Cassidy said.