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'Horgan-ing' takes baseball and online world by storm

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Boston police officer was unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight following Sunday night's Red Sox game 2 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Officer Steve Horgan reacted jubilantly, as most Boston fans did, when Red Sox DH David Ortiz, hit a grand slam at the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the score at 5-5.

Unfortunately for Tigers outfielder Torri Hunter, who went head over feet into the Sox bullpen attempting to catch the ball, the image of Horgan's hands up and his feet up has gone viral.

People are getting quite creative, editing the image to make it appear as if Horgan was celebrating the royal baby, riding splash mountain, selling houses, and holding a local radio sport talker's head.

The "hands-up" gesture is even being referred to as "Horgan-ing."

Horgan, who says he is not used to nor does he like all the attention, is assigned to District Four in Boston, which includes the South End, lower Roxbury, Back Bay, and the Fens. This is the first season Horgan has worked bullpen detail at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox went on to win game 2 6-5.

Game 3 of the ALCS is on FOX 25 at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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