By Jessica Camerato
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BOSTON - Foghorns and beats from Black and Yellow filled Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon as the Red Sox paid tribute to the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.
The Bruins packed into four duck boats as they drove around the warning track prior to the game, surrounded by a sea of cheering fans. Captain Zdeno Chara proudly hoisted the Stanley Cup while Tim Thomas lifted the Conn Smythe Trophy. All of the players donned Red Sox hats, including Sean Thornton, who also wore a Red Sox jersey. (Thornton, a Red Sox fan, had worn the teams hat during Stanley Cup Final interviews but had to switch to Bruins gear.)
After circling the track, the Bruins unloaded from the duck boats and approached the mound to Wiz Khalifas hit song. Chara and Thomas placed the trophies down and the entire team spread out in preparation to throw out the ceremonial first pitches. The Red Sox emerged from the dugout and lined up behind home plate, some easily catching the tosses with others diving to scoop up the throws.
The two teams walked toward each other for congratulatory embraces before retreating back to the dugout, where Chara once again showcased the trophy as he headed down the steps.
To keep the celebration going throughout the game, the foghorn and Bruins' goal-celebration music was played every time the Red Sox scored a run. Fans heard it quite a bit, as the Sox scored 12 in their victory over the Bruins.
"I think the fans loved it," said David Ortiz after the game. "Those guys busted their tail to win the Cup and it was well-deserved."
"That was pretty cool," said catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. "Got goosebumps a little bit. Hopefully we can do that at the end of the year."
"Phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal," said Tim Wakefield. "Watching the duck boats come in brought back a lot of memories of us winning the World Series in '04 and '07. I'm very happy for those guys and I got to meet a lot of them today in the clubhouse and had my picture taken with the Cup and all that good stuff, so it was a lot of fun."
But there was one superstition he wouldn't broach.
"No, I wasn't touching it," he said of the Cup. "It's not my trophy, it's theirs.
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