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December 24, 2013

World Series trophy stops in Amesbury

Fans can get a photo with it Friday afternoon

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Amesbury Superintendent Michele Robinson said she is also excited that the trophy is coming to the high school — despite the fact that she is a lifelong New York Yankees fan.

“It’s incredibly exciting and it’s really an honor,” Robinson said. “We love the Red Sox and it’s quite an honor to be a part of the celebration. If the Yankees were not going to make it and we earned our place, we did not play well this year, so if we are not going to make it, I’m happy to see the Red Sox make it.”

Robinson, who grew up in Connecticut, keeps a small Yankees jersey in her office as well as a bumper sticker on the wall. In order to start things off on the right foot with her staff, she said she put on a Red Sox T-shirt for her first day in Amesbury while she was meeting the teachers, and to this day she keeps the shirt in her office along with her Yankees memorabilia.

She added when the Red Sox were winning, it was hard not to get caught up in the excitement.

“They were so excited,” Robinson said of the students. “They had their T-shirts on and we just had fun. All throughout the whole Series, teachers would see me in the hallway and we would sort of banter back and forth, and it’s just been a lot of fun. I live and work with people that are Boston Red Sox fans and you can’t help but feel the excitement of it. Even a Yankees fan can get a little bit excited.”

The Red Sox had similar championship tours after the team won the World Series in 2004 and 2007. Overall, the Red Sox have now won eight championships in team history, including the first ever World Series championship in 1903 and then others in 1912, 1915, 1916 and 1918.

Correspondent Jim Sullivan contributed to this story.

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