A Boston cop at a Red Sox game is getting more than the usual attention after a photo of him on the cover of The Boston Globe, arms raised in jubilant exultation next to the upside-down legs of Detroit outfielder Torii Hunter, went viral, reports Boston.com on Oct. 15.
Hey, cops are fans too.
Steve Horgan, a 27-year-veteran of the Boston Police Department, was working the bullpen Sunday night during game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.
In the eighth inning, the Red Sox looked out of it, down 5-1 to the Tigers. That is until David Ortiz cracked a grand slam into far right field. Detroit outfielder Torii Hunter followed the ball back to the warning track and made a jump for it, flipping over the wall just as Horgan threw his arms up to signify a tied game.
Boston went on to win the game 6-5.
The photo was an instant viral sensation, and Horgan’s hands-up cheering pose has been splashed all over social media.
“I couldn't even hear myself it was so loud,” the 50-year-old Horgan said after the game. “I can't believe it. I don’t know what to think. I can’t believe it. It was an awesome feeling.”
"It will be great to be a part of Red Sox history." --Boston Police Officer Steve Horgan
Check out the slideshow to see where else Horgan has been cheering these days.