UPDATED: Red Sox fans were at Bob's Store and Sports Authority at Shoppers World in Framingham shopping immediately after the team won the 2013 World Series. The line actually began forming while Game 6 was still in progress.
After midnight there were about 50-60 people in line at both Shoppers World stores, according to Patch readers.
Updated: 2:13 p.m. 10/31 with more photos from Cummings Photography in Framingham.
Written By Robert Gates
Sporting goods stores in Boston & MetroWest are planning special hours for Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in the event the Red Sox win the World Series.
The stores will have World Series champion T-shirts, hats and other gear for sale if the Red Sox win game 6 to become World Series champions. Red Sox are leading 6-0 after 4 innings.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, including its location in Natick, plans to open at midnight, after a World Series win for the Sox. Its Danvers, Saugus, Brockton, Hanover, Northborough, Worcester, Leominster and Millbury stores also will be open from midnight until 2 a.m. on Wednesday night and reopen again at 6 a.m. if the Sox win, according to Kelly Jorgensen, a Dick’s spokeswoman.
The Sports Authority also plans special hours for several greater Boston stores if the Red Sox wins. The store at Shoppers World in Framingham,as well as locations in Somerville, Watertown, Braintree, Woburn, Milford and Mansfield will open immediately after a win and stay open “as business demands,” according to Sports Authority spokeswoman Patricia Jimenez.
At Bob’s Stores, most locations will open early at 5 a.m. on Thursday if the Sox win.
The store in Framingham, and possibly other locations in New England, will open on Wednesday night if the Sox win.
A complete list of stores with special hours was not immediately available from Bob's officials on Wednesday afternoon.