It's only been six years since the Red Sox last trip to the World Series, but the team's fan base is more passionate than ever for a championship. That was evident today as some Vermonters put up about $600 to head to Fenway for game one tonight through Milne travel. WCAX sports reporter Scott Fleishman has the story from Berlin, VT.
Waiting for a bus never felt so good.
"I could wait for hours in this situation absolutely," one fan said.
"It could be 50 below zero and I'll be down there," exclaimed another.
And for this trip to Fenway Park, Vermont's second in command is serving as the captain. Phil Scott is the tour guide for this Red Sox trip. Thanks to the Vermont everyday jobs tour.
"I give out the tickets to the passengers, I make sure everyone is all set," Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott said. "I give out the snacks and drinks and stuff and we'll just talk a bit on the way down. I'll make sure everyone gets back on the bus, I think that's the important thing make sure they get back to Vermont."
For Scott, a stock car driver ar Thunder Road Speedbowl, driving anything less than full speed is something he doesn't experience very often.
"They haven't told me if I'm going to be able to drive the bus or not," Scott said. "I do have my CDL so we might get there a little quicker."
"The Lt. Governor being the emcee of the bus, it's pretty cool," one fan said.
Once Phil Scott checks them in, it's time to board. Beards and all.
"It's not real," Martha Hicks-Robinson said. "I went to a costume story and they said do you want a beard? And I said, yeah. We have a Duck Dynasty beard and I said perfect. Duck Dynasty the scragglier the better."
We spoke to Martha Hicks-Robinson in Montpelier back in April on Opening Day.
"I always start the season off thinking that we could potentially be here," Hicks-Robinson said.
The Lt. Governor says he's never seen so many cars at the Berlin Park and Ride. It's just another example of how strong Red Sox nation is here in Vermont. And when those fans get back to these cars sometime early Thursday Morning, regardless of the outcome, they know they've been apart of something special.
"I always wonder how this team is going to lose and how they will end their season," Dan Sullivan said. "I keep saying, I don't think they're going to end their season and here we are. The season is still rocking and rolling."
And if this bus is a-rockin back from Boston it means the Red Sox did some knocking, on the door to another World Series title. In Berlin, Scott Fleishman, Channel 3 Sports.
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