Pic: Today’s Boston Globe features one of the best baseball pictures ever
Last night the Boston Red Sox pulled off a remarkable, and emotional, late win and this beautiful picture says it all.
Following the Boston marathon bombings in April, the city’s baseball team, the Red Sox, led the charge to restore the city’s confidence and spirit.
The players spoke about how much they loved the place and the club placed a badge on their uniforms stating ‘Boston Strong’. The team’s adoption of this cause has helped power them into the post season and last night they even mowed the ‘Boston Strong’ symbol into the outfield at Fenway for their ALCS (the round just before the World Series) game against Detroit.
Boston trailed 1-0 in the series and they needed a win last night to keep in touch with the Tigers. It didn’t look good as they fell 5-1 behind in the sixth inning, but they rallied to level it in the eighth when David Ortiz, the most vocal supporter of how much he loved Boston in April (he said ‘This is our f***ing city’ in a speech at the first game in Fenway post the bombing) hit a Grand Slam.
The ball flew over the wall into the bullpen despite the despairing efforts of Detroit’s Torii Hunter, producing this stunning picture as a cop celebrates the home run, his raised arms mirrored by Hunter’s legs as he flips over the wall.
Boston won the game in the ninth, thanks to a Jarrod Saltalamacchia single, but the Ortiz hit produced the picture, and front page, of the baseball season so far.
The headline's not bad either.