Following their day off, the Boston Bruins returned to practice Wednesday morning at Warrior Ice Arena ecstatic as ever about the Red Sox series-clinching win over the New York Yankees in the Bronx Tuesday night.
Although their focus remains on preparing for their upcoming game against the Edmonton Oilers and 2017 Hart winner Connor McDavid, the Bruins couldn’t help but show their support for their hometown baseball club
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 10, 2018
Indeed it’s a good time to be an athlete or a fan in Boston, especially compared to other passionate sports cities in the country.
“I’m excited for the Red Sox. So, I think it’s great to be, let’s face it, when you have four teams in the mix. It would suck to be like Cleveland, although they’re turning the corner. I shouldn’t say that, looks like their football–they’ve got a quarterback now. But I think we’re spoiled here,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said about Boston’s sports culture.
Cassidy isn’t shy about his passion for Boston sports and stated that he agreed with and was “all for” the “Yankees Suck” chants that broke out at the TD Garden during the third period of his team’s contest against the Ottawa Senators on Monday.
In fact, Cassidy believes that the constant support that all four professional franchises show for each other is what makes Boston unique. The tradition – albeit a simple tweet, players actually attending another team’s game or parading Super Bowl trophies around Fenway Park before an opening pitch – brings a sense of unity and has helped mold Boston into one of the top sports cities in the country.
David Pastrnak, a prime example of that, took to social media last night to celebrate the Red Sox victory over their rivals.
Seeing Yankee Stadium empty before the game is over is phenomenal. #DoDamage
— davidpastrnak (@pastrnak96) October 9, 2018
Earlier this season, Bruins’ defenseman Charlie McAvoy and Celtics’ second-year star Jayson Tatum exchanged tweets about attending each other’s games this season.
Rating should be higher bro! I’m for sure coming to a game this season! https://t.co/Am8H34Is6Z
— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) August 25, 2018
No doubt bro ! We’ll swap some tix… gotta see you do your thing !! ☘️ https://t.co/ITwLMC9A0P
— Charlie McAvoy (@CMcAvoy44) August 26, 2018
Expect more of the same support in return from some of Boston’s other premier athletes as the Bruins’ move toward their own championship aspirations.