|Published:||Oct 23, 2013 10:54 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 23, 2013 11:08 PM EDT|
NORTH NAPLES, Fla - Faithful Boston Red Sox fans came out in full force to cheer on their team in game one of the World Series.
Southwest Florida is like a second home for the Sox. As you know, their season starts in Fort Myers during spring training.
Fans had a lot to cheer about during game one and while it's always sweet to see their team play in the World Series, fans say winning it all this year would be extra special.
Eddie Glasberg has been a Red Sox fan since he was four years old. "So that makes it over 80 years," says Glasberg. "Good luck to the Red Sox because they've been breaking my heart since I've been a little kid. Anyone from New England will tell you that."
Glasberg was one of dozens of fans who turned out to cheer on their hometown team at the Boston Beer Garden in North Naples. "I am born and raised in Maine and I lived in Boston for 21 years and I've been a Red Sox fan my whole life," says Linda Hart.
Fans say winning it all this season would be extra special. The nation watched Beantown unite after the horrific Boston Marathon bombings with the motto 'Boston Strong.' Since, they've carried heavy hearts all the way through the Red Sox season.
"We're all true believers. We have a reason. We have to come back strong," says Susan Cherubino.
A three run first inning gave fans a lot to cheer about. Good news for bars like the Boston Beer Garden.
"It's kind of hard to put it in numbers but I would say we have anywhere from 10 to 20 percent increase on those nights when the Red Sox are playing and that really does help," says BBG General Manager Mike Zeto.
Encouraging for business and fun for fans who are hoping the team will stay 'Boston Strong' through the end.
"I think the Red Sox are going to win. They're going to do awesome," says Hart.