Red Sox Return with Emotional Ceremony Following Bombing – Phillies Nation

Red Sox Return with Emotional Ceremony Following Bombing

This is just cool. And we’re all baseball fans, so this should hit home no matter what team or city you root for. After a draining week following the Boston Marathon bombing, the Red Sox held a riveting ceremony. Here’s some of it, courtesy of Deadspin and NESN.




  1. Lefty

    April 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Big Papi pulled an Utley!

  2. Ken Bland

    April 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    That’s a good gesture to make this noticeably topical on the blog.

    I guess the purpose was to cite the spirit of America, so I’ll take some latitude and offer some of my reactions to the incident.

    Monday afternoon, I spent some time looking for news that MLB was considering national postponement of all games. Not that it was necessarily right to do that, but I thought it’d be discussed. I’m not aware of any such consideration, and while a Presidential assassination is different, many was the time as the years went on that Commissioner Rozelle expressed regret over playing 2 days after JFK was shot. That parallel made me think it would be considered.

    Also, while we still don’t know how high up this plan came from, I wondered two things. One, while just the loss of an 8 year old is more pain than deserved, considering the number of deaths and injuries combined proportionate to the crowd size, I wondered if they considered their execution a failure. Not that it matters one iota, but it made me wonder.

    Secondly, even though Boston runs some 20k plus runners, it is a qualifying race with a small add on of bandits. NY and LA run much larger races, ;et alone other events of wider participation and attendance. And as the qualifier, while age defined would project to a seemingly more effective time of 3 hours than 4. These thoughts are indeed trivial in the overall scheme of things, but crossed my mind. What’s important are the sufferings that no matter what support is given, the after effects of things like this, and school shootings, let alone individual crimes that set single families back generations are an unfortunate part of life that are so sad.

    Kudos to Papi. They might not think of Alex as a true Yankee, but they will think of him as a true Bostonian with his proclamation “This is our bleeping city,” Ortiz said. “And nobody’s going to take away our freedom. Stay strong.

  3. Ryan H.

    April 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    we should be turning our attention to the disaster in texas. it is much much worse than what happened in boston. albeit less dramatic.

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