Plenty of Red Sox fans might be hung over after the team’s parade through the streets of Boston, Manager Alex Cora might still be dodging beer cans and a half-dozen fans are sorting out legal issues stemming from arrests on Wednesday, but somehow the object of the season-long quest, the World Series trophy, might be in the worst shape of all Thursday morning.
The well-established traditions of day drinking and throwing full cans of beer up to reveling champions as their vehicles pass by resulted in the trophy taking a high hard one to one of the flags (maybe the Yankees’?) that rise from the base of the Commissioner’s trophy. The damage, a team official told the Boston Herald, “is very minor” and will be repaired “right away.”
There were six arrests, including that of a 19-year-old Sandwich, Mass., man, whose beer can missile struck Manager Alex Cora when the parade reached Copley Square. Cora and the team’s security director pointed into the crowd and the man was quickly taken into custody. “I love Cora, I didn’t mean to hit him,” Patrick Connolly said, according to the Herald. He was charged in Municipal Court with being a minor in possession of alcohol, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and being disorderly.
Others arrested, according to Boston.com: a 17-year-old Somerville man was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute both Class B and D narcotics; Ben Carbonneau, 20, of New Hampshire, was charged with drinking in public; Nicholas San Antonio, 19, of Rhode Island, was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol; Aliza Hacking, 19, and Santina Vanasse, 19, were charged with disturbing the peace
Still, some managed to celebrate the team’s fourth Series title in 14 years a little more smoothly.
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