Here it is—the closest most of us will ever come to hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino collaborated with GoPro to document firsthand the indescribable experience that is winning the World Series.
The video shows the Red Sox winning it all from Victorino’s point of view, starting with the final pitch of Game 6 and following the team through the postgame champagne shower and victory parade.
The video was spotted by Andy Nesbitt of FoxSports.com, and put simply, it is jubilant, beautiful madness.
Viewers can practically taste the bubbly as Victorino enters the champagne crossfire in the Red Sox locker room. There’s beautiful HD footage of Dustin Pedroia being doused and David Ortiz hosing his teammates with a giant bottle of champagne—all up close and personal.
We’ve seen postgame champagne showers before, but the traditional media never gets this far into the action. Victorino’s footage proves that you can never truly appreciate the sheer amount of suds being splashed in these celebrations until it’s sprayed directly in your face.
After the champagne bubble bath, Victorino takes his GoPro along for the World Series victory parade. Here he detaches the camera and appears to have assistance as he documents the numberless fans cheering in the streets of Boston.
Video of the procession shows the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon and captures the crowd singing a tear-jerking rendition of "God Bless America."
In all, the video tells the story of a group of men experiencing what will surely be among the greatest nights and days of their collective lives. It’s an indescribable experience, but Victorino and his camera come close to doing it justice.
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