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
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
Matt is a recent graduate from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in sports journalism and a minor in business. He currently reports on the Boston Bruins and writes featured stories and game recaps for both Bruins Daily and Boston.com
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