Bay officially sworn in
|07.02.09 at 6:01 pm ET|
Now he can say he’s an American, too.
The 30-year-old from Trail, British Columbia, was among 360 people to become U.S. citizens Thursday in a naturalization ceremony at Faneuil Hall.
Dressed in a suit, Bay blended into the diverse group of immigrants holding postcard-sized flags who took the oath administered by U.S. District Court Judge Leo Sorokin.
Bay joined two military men and about a dozen children of newly sworn-in citizens to lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. One little boy donned a special Red Sox T-shirt with Bay’s No. 44 decorated with red and white stripes and blue and white stars.
“I already knew it but I wanted to make sure I didn’t mess it up in front of all those people,” Bay said, admitting some jitters. “I didn’t want the kids to upstage me.”
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