PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- It was a dreary Thursday in Pittsfield, but the weather won't dampen the spirits of Red Sox fans.
The Red Sox haven't clinched a World Series title in Fenway Park since 1918. For Barry Tibbetts, Wednesday's win gave the golden opportunity to grab Red Sox memorabilia.
In a city where the New York state line is closer than Bean Town, Pittsfield fans are drowned out by Red Sox faithful.
"I'm not a Yankee hater, but this year was our year."
"We love our Red Sox here in the Berkshires," said Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi.
And Bianchi has a personal connection to the team.
"My son died and went to heaven. He works for the Boston Red Sox," he said.
Ben Bianchi works in the marketing department for Fenway Sports Management, a dream for a lifelong fan.
"This for a kid who grew up with Nomar Garciapar posters on his wall," Bianchi said.
"Will you expect him to be at the parade on Saturday?" our reporter asked.
Bianchi replied, "Oh yeah, you won't be able to keep him away."
You can bet that he'll be joined by the rest of Red Sox Nation.
Tibetts said, "I'm glad I have Saturday off from work. I look forward to that."