Bullpen cop is still enjoying the ride

BOSTON -- The now-famous bullpen cop Steve Horgan received some of the loudest ovations by fans at the Red Sox World Series parade Saturday morning.

Before the rolling rally kicked off at Fenway Park, Horgan, a Boston police officer, was taking pictures and signing autographs. The image of him standing in the Red Sox’s bullpen with his arms raised in celebration after David Ortiz’s grand slam in Game 2 of the ALCS will be remembered as the iconic image of Boston’s run to the championship.

“Since that night it’s been overwhelming, very overwhelming,” Horgan said. “It’s been really great, positive, just fantastic. It’s been a great ride.”

Speaking of great rides, Horgan, a 27-year veteran of the force, rode in the duck boat along with Red Sox owner John Henry.

Horgan is still learning to live with his new fame.

“At first it was a little bit overwhelming, but now I kind of got used to it,” he said. “The fans have been great, the organization, the police department, the commissioner’s office, the guys I work with, everyone’s been great about it, my family especially.”