A son sits on his fathers shoulders watching Papelbon, Timlin, and the Murphy's. (SawxBlog Photo - Josh Sutherland)
The Red Sox Rolling Rally was the final salute and run for the 2007 Boston Red Sox as we know them, and what a send off it was. Obviously it's always going to be a special day when your team has its championship parade, however whether it's been the Red Sox or Patriots, I always get a little taken aback by the sheer numbers that are represented in Boston. I think a large reason for this is because these teams, for the most part, are the teams of not just Boston fans, but New England fans, and especially with the Red Sox, well beyond New England into the Nation and globe.
The scene around Copley was pretty nuts with people lining the streets of Boylston well before 9:00am. All sorts of chants were being sparked well before and after the parade rolled through with horns going off and the excitement was in the air for most of the day. They switched the American League Champion flag on top of the Old Hancock building to a World Series Champion flag (photos can be seen in gallery 3), and there was even a plane doing sky writing. It was basically a really big block party with a whole lot of young people and families.
It's a little sad seeing the parade too, because it truly does mark the official end of the baseball season. However like every Red Sox off season, there's always a ton of intrigue, and SawxBlog will have a lot to talk about. Between Mike Lowell, Curt Schilling, our young players, A-Rod, the Yankee turnover, and all other points in between, our material is endless.
SawxBlog will also be ramping back up our baseball book and baseball DVD reviews as well as "officially" launching SawxBlog TV, which will have playlists of your favorite Red Sox videos, along with some SawxBlog originals. So stay tuned, and it was great going through a championship season with you all. I'm already looking forward to 2008.
For now I'll leave you with one more photo gallery of the Red Sox 2007 Rolling Rally, enjoy!