“Fear the Beards:” Dedham Students Rally for the Sox 

The World Series begins on Wednesday night. Game one Boston versus Saint Louis at Fenway Park.

Students at the Dedham School did their part to send their best to the Red Sox, showing why the Cards should “fear the beards.”

Festivities began in typical Fenway fashion with the playing of the National Anthem.

Then of course, you can’t forget to sing the ballpark classics.

Students also tested their baseball trivia and there was a pitching challenge umpired by reporter Caitlin Burchill.

The kids put their best face on supporting their scruffy, and favorite, team.

For the younger students, this is the first time they’ll see the Sox play in a World Series.

“If you’re…my age, you had to wait 40 or 50 years to see the Red Sox in the World Series. So we know how special it is for New England and baseball fans when the Red Sox make the World Series, so we thought today we would celebrate the beginning of the 2013 World Series by having a pep rally for them. We hope it works and brings them on to a World Series Championship, “said Dedham School physical education teacher Tim Pearson.

While the game might be on way past their bedtimes, it looks like it will be hard to put their enthusiasm to bed.

Fear the beard!