The Red Sox and Patriots have it pretty good since 2001: five Super Bowl wins and three World Series titles. Throw in the Bruins and Celtics picking up championships and it’s been the best time in history to be a sports fan in New England.
During their awards ceremonies, the Sox always have other Boston athletes on hand to celebrate the accomplishment for the city, the state, and the region. Not everyone who is a fan of one team is a fan of the others but the overlap is considerable. It even reaches past the fanbase and connects with the players themselves.
Can you spot the former Red Sox player in this picture? Hint: he is a Greek God.
Jackie Bradley Jr. for one is looking to have a reunion in the fall after some Red Sox heroics.
Sandy Leon never gave up hope last night.
Brock Holt \o/ recognized the greatness on the field in the form on one Tom Brady.
I liked that. I had fun watching that. GOAT of all time!! #champs— Brock Holt (@BrockStar4Lyf) February 6, 2017
Travis Shaw, now in Milwaukee, may represent this sentiment the best: he’s not a fan but can’t help but watch what the Patriots do. His time in Boston was quite educational!
Mookie Betts tweeted a strike with this one.
BALL GAME!!!!!! That's how you play ball boys!!!!!— Mookie Betts (@mookiebetts) February 6, 2017
One of the newer faces, Andrew Benintendi is just getting used to sharing a sports legacy with the Pats. Speaking of nicknames, how would the Patriots fare on that Nintendo game with Bo Jackson?
And not to be outdone, David Ortiz. Boston is his city. Now and forever.
Now we wait. For Spring Training, for Opening Day, for the regular season and the playoffs.
We wait, we watch, and we hope to make this display even grander.
Congratulations Patriots and let’s go Red Sox!