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Championship Visitors

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Usually three's a crowd, but on this day the more, the merrier.  The Red Sox three most recent World Series trophies made a stop in Vermont Sunday.  The first appearance was at the annual Lake Champlain Pond Hockey Classic in Colchester.  That was followed by a trip to Ruben James Sports Bar in Downtown Burlington.  Finally, the trophies made their way to the Lyndon Institute Auditorium.

Jay Atkins, the owner of RJ's, got the opportunity to hold one of the trophies. 

"I was getting nervous holding onto that," Atkins said.  "I never thought I'd see the trophies come to Rj's so we're really excited."

There was a time when Red Sox fans would give anything just to see one trophy in their lifetime, let alone three since 2004.  Now the Sox are down in Fort Meyers working on adding another trophy to the collection.

"We have spring training just starting up, so It's exciting to get people in the mood of baseball even though it's 10 degrees outside right now," Atkins said.

No matter the temperature, World Series trophies will always melt the hearts of local Red Sox fans.


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