How did Ryan Dempster cap off his night of celebrating following the Red Sox's World Series victory? He made his way—a little buzzed, we imagine—to the Fenway Park mound and offered to throw batting practice to his buddies.
The picture above was tweeted out by actor Mike O'Malley, who was brave enough to step into the box and take a few pitches from Dempster. USA Today's Bob Nightengale was on the scene, and offered the following description:
Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster, wearing street clothes, is actually on the mound, pitching to his family and friends.
It is 2:57 a.m.
Security keeps making announcements for them to leave, but no one's listening. It took two hours just to clear family and friends from the Red Sox clubhouse so the players could shower.
And here's another picture from the scene:
Man, winning the World Series seems like a hell of a lot of fun.