Brad Pearson had plenty of World Series mementos to share with his family at his Ludlow home. Pearson is an assistant trainer with the Boston Red Sox.
"It was a lot of fun to be around I can tell you that," Pearson said.
Like the Sox players who won the World Series, there was a lot of pressure on Pearson and the rest of the Sox medical staff during the playoffs.
"I don't care if I have to stay three hours after the game and do treatments on somebody to get the swelling down or get him feeling better," Pearson said. "He needs to be out there and we're willing to do whatever it takes to help them get out there."
Pearson was in the Organization for the 04 and 07 titles, working his way through the minor leagues, but for this one he was front and center.
"Being in the Dugout everyday and getting to know these guys on such a personal level, really contributing to this thing that's bigger than yourself, that's probably the most special of all," Pearson said.
"It's something that you dream about when you're a child and my son's actually doing it," Brad's Father, Dennis Pearson said. "He's brining everyone else along for the ride. You couldn't ask for anything more."
Brad's schedule is a little lighter in the offseason which enables him to sneak up to his cabin in Ludlow during the Holidays where he is the focal point of family gatherings.
"Everybody kept saying, is Brad coming? When is Brad coming?" Brad's Mother, Irene Pearson said. "Many of them were wearing their championship T-shirts. Kids were there and they were excited."
"Everybody works hard and has a lot going on in their lives, so it's nice to hear from them, "Pearson said. "But it always comes back to the Red Sox. They want to know and I'm willing to tell them."
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