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Months after tragedy, Red Sox's win is personal for some

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Doreen Scanlon

dscanlon@abc6.com

People in the city of Boston drawn to the site wanting to celebrating this victory, this triumph over tragedy.

It was just over six months ago when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon.

Three people were dead, hundreds more injured.

A city devastated but not out.

United with resolve and a sense of pride in the city.

Boston strong born from an idea from Emerson College students.

Galvanized when the Red Sox played at Fenway that weekend and Big Papi's rally cry. So started the pennant push, a team trying to go from worst to first, backed by fans. All the while comforting New Englanders affected by the bombings, like victim Heather Abbott from Newport who lost a leg in the attack.

"It feels like the Red Sox are so supportive and you know you hear people say when we win a game Boston strong it feels like ya we are and it feels personal," said Abbott.

So now the Red Sox are world series champions and those victory parade duck boats will travel down the very same streets struck by tragedy not so long ago.

Boston Mayor Menino tweeted overnight to get the duck boats ready.

A parade is set for Saturday.

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