BOSTON — People can't get enough of the Bullpen Cop.
His name is Steve Horgan, but most people just know him as the Bullpen Cop and if you spot him before a game at Fenway Park, there's a good chance fans are trying to take a picture with him. He's one of the icons of this Boston Red Sox season, along with the "B Strong" logo, the beards and everything Jonny Gomes does.
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Horgan got another chance to celebrate a Red Sox homer Wednesday night (before what looks like an even bigger party). He thrust his arms up in the air after Stephen Drew's fourth-inning leadoff homer landed in the bullpen, just like he did when David Ortiz hit that game-changing grand slam in the ALCS. No Torii Hunter this time, but it was still a nice callback to a classic postseason moment.
The homer put the Red Sox ahead 4-0 in Game 6 and they went on add two more runs in the inning. They eventually won the Game 6-1, clinching the franchise's first World Series win in Boston since 1918.
The photo from Drew's photo won't be as iconic as the original, with Hunter's legs making a cameo, but it's nice the Bullpen Cop got his World Series appearance.
The man, Stan Grossfeld, with the #RedSox shot of the night: pic.twitter.com/KoOOsFGYJ4— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) October 14, 2013
After the game, there was no celebration for Horgan, who continued his duties as one of Boston's finest — albeit with one of the best assignments around. He guarded the field, making sure no unruly trespassers ran onto Fenway. He did, however, do his famous pose for fans. Again and again, in fact.
This one has a pretty cool co-star — "2013 World Champions" in the background, and that guy copying his pose.
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