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Thousands of fans cheer on victorious Red Sox

Updated: October 31, 2007, 2:46 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- When the Red Sox needed a closer -- even for their World Series championship parade -- Jonathan Papelbon was their man.

Papelbon donned a kilt and danced his trademark Irish jig to the roars of tens of thousands of fans Tuesday as the city celebrated Boston's second World Series title in four years with a three-mile-long rolling rally from Fenway Park to City Hall Plaza.

"The fans connect to Papelbon because he cuts loose, he's passionate," said Red Sox fan Ryan McCarty, ...

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