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Boston Cop Recounts Classic Clout

October 14, 2013  | 

Photo via Boston Globe.
Photo via Boston Globe.
A Boston Police officer who celebrated David Ortiz' game-tying grand slam Sunday will likely keep his post in the Red Sox bullpen for the forseeable future.

Officer Steve Horgan, a 27-year veteran, became instantly recognizeable when he raised his arms as the ball and Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter came bounding into the bullpen in the eighth inning at Fenway Park. The home run allowed the Red Sox to tie the game 5-5 and win it an inning later on a walk-off single from Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Officer Horgan, 50, came close to catching the home-run bal. The officer realized Hunter may have injured himself on the play and quickly called for help. A Tigers trainer came running from the dugout.

The officer promised not to shave off the beard he began growing when the Red Sox began postseason play.

Tags: Boston PD, Pro Athletes


Comments (4)

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S.S. @ 10/15/2013 6:48 AM

Good! Why shouldn't he. He didn't do anything wrong. I was listening to sports talk this morning, and apparently Tori Hunter is crying cause the of the Officer's response to Ortiz's homerun. Hunter was saying that the officer should've offered more help when he flipped over the wall. STOP CRYING and play the game. The Officer is doing his job.

Chief Bob @ 10/15/2013 1:19 PM

And S.S., if he had tried to prevent Hunter from going over the fence, he probably would be crying that the officer interfered.

S.S. @ 10/17/2013 6:58 AM

Very very true. Amazing how some of these pre-maddona athletes can make up an excuse for anything.

steve @ 10/17/2013 7:01 AM

Hey guys(s.s., Chief Bob), I don't think the article is beating up on the officer, I think it's stating that his excitement and exuberance was noted and will keep him at that post during the playoffs! Of course this publication doesn't make it CLEAR what they are trying to convey with their story!

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