The Red Sox basked in the adoration of an entire city on Saturday, rolling through Boston on duck boats and pausing to pay their respects at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Hundreds of thousands turned out for the third Red Sox championship parade of the decade, and the team thanked those loyal fans on Monday for their support throughout the long and emotional journey to the World Series.
“It’s been an honor to win it here, in this city, with this group of guys, in front of our passionate fan base,” the team wrote in a full-page ad published in The Boston Globe. “And to do it this year.”
The ad went on to dedicate the championship to all those affected by April’s tragedy, which brought the city of Boston together as one like never before.
“This one is for cities that feel more like families,” the ad read. “For Watertown. For Cambridge.
“This one is for Krystle Campbell. For Lingzi Lu. For Martin Richard. For Sean Collier. For the courageous in recovery.”
Take a look at the touching tribute in the photo below.
Photo via Twitter/@RedSox