Gomes was counting down to parade on day one

Gomes was counting down to parade on day one
November 2, 2013, 5:30 pm
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Ryan Dempster met up with Steve Aveson and Jessica Moran to talk about the rolling rally.

Dempster told Aveson and Moran that Jonny Gomes was ready for the parade back in Spring Training.

"I walked into the locker room and said, 'Hey, Jonny how are you today?' and he said 'Just another day closer to the parade.'  And that was Spring Training," said Ryan Dempster, "I thought, you know what? That's what we're going to go with. We talked about it, and we believed in it, and we believed in each other." 

So how did the parade live up to the expectations?

"To go out there, to do it all, to win it, and then it be the day of the parade…That was amazing.  That was incredible.  What a feeling.  I've never dreamt it would be like that. It was just special."