Boston awaits return of Red Sox, preparing for public celebration

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Boston Red Sox return home to Fenway Park this afternoon, World Series champions again.

Mayor Tom Menino tells WBZ Radio he'll meet with team officials before announcing details of a public celebration, which could come as early as tomorrow.

Celebrations swept across New England after the Red Sox clinched the Series sweep with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies last night in Denver.

In Boston, people sprayed each other with beer and some climbed street signs and utility poles. At least one small fire was set and a crowd flipped a pickup truck on its side. Police arrested 37 people, mostly for disorderly conduct.

One college student says two championships in four seasons is "pure heaven."

About 1,500 students at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst poured into the streets there. The school says the crowd was boisterous yet peaceful, but six people were arrested for disorderly conduct.

Thousands of students at the University of New Hampshire celebrated in the streets, with many carrying brooms and chanting "sweep, sweep, sweep."

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