Excitement, security builds ahead of World Series in Boston

October 23, 2018 - 1:36 pm

BOSTON (AP) — Dedicated fans who skipped work and school lined up before sunrise outside Boston's Fenway Park for a chance to watch the Red Sox in the World Series.

Hours before the first pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, fans were snapping photos, buying gear and taking tours of the park.

Nick Karalekas, of East Providence, Rhode Island, says he got to the park around 6:30 a.m. to get in line for a $9 student ticket.

The die-hard Red Sox fan says he's so "pumped" to see the Sox play their first World Series since 2013 that he hasn't slept in two days.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross says extra uniformed and plainclothes officers will be deployed around Fenway and across the city. Gross says there have been no credible threats to the park.

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