Red Sox fans flock to Fenway for home opener

BOSTON,Mass. (NEWS CENTER) - The 2013 World Series championship not only brought back millions of Red Sox fans after a dreadful 2012 season, it also opened the door to many new ones, who flocked to Fenway Park to experience their first home openers.

She made Opening Day pilgrimage to Fenway after attending her first World Series game last fall.

"I can't describe," said Miranda Chaput, a Red Sox fan from Rhode Island.

Devin McCabe, who came from New Hampshire, was also in awe of the environment.

"I'm glad there's a lot of people here. It's very exciting. The atmosphere is amazing here at Fenway," McCabe said.

Massachusetts resident Sean Beckett was especially excited for the rare opportunity to experience the ring ceremony and unveiling of the 2013 World Series banner.

"It's that much sweeter. It's not that thing of what we can do to improve. It's like onward and upward," he said. "It's super exciting. I'm ready for the Red Sox to do it again in 2014."

Many Mainers also made the trek down to Boston. For Sanford High School athletic director Gordie Salls, it was a welcome escape from the long winter.

"I know home in Maine in my front lawn there's a lot of snow still there. To see all the green grass and everybody here excited, it's awesome!" said Salls.

Vassalboro native Joe Burke, who currently attends Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy returned after a year after his first ever home opener.

"It's great seeing Opening Day every year. To be a part of it is an even better experience," he said.

The only thing missing from the day of celebration was the victory on the field as Boston last its first home opener since 2004.


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