In a spirit of hope, I submit for your perusal photos of the Red Sox celebrating their AL East title at Game On, a sports bar (aka spahts bah) in Boston. Yes, after the wild shenanigans of the on-field celebration, which saw Mike Timlin spraying fans with champagne, Papelbon doing Irish jigs in his sliding shorts, and Alex Cora crowd surfing, the boys decided to have an after party. These photos have already gotten some play on other sites, but I didn’t see them until today, so maybe you haven’t seen them before either. And if everyone who loves the Red Sox sees these photos before tonight’s game, and we all think happy thoughts, then maybe, just maybe, we’ll be seeing more such celebrations down the road. Thanks, SteGold.
Youk and Pedroia: here to serve you, ladies!
That’s a big bottle for such a little guy…
But your Rookie of the Year can handle it!
Utility infielder and life of the party Alex Cora leads the crowd in a round of shots…
…and rookie phenom Clay Buchholz follows along. Is that Jaeger?!
Meanwhile, Papelbon plays DJ and sings karaoke. (That’s Mrs. Papelbon hiding her face in shame behind him.)
It doesn’t take long for Cora, Beckett, and Lowell to join in.
But never fear! Captain Varitek is keeping an eye on things while babysitting shy-guy Matsuzaka in the corner…
….and it’s a good thing, because Coco Crisp was displaying his speed on the, er, “basepaths,” if you know what I’m saying, and I think you do.