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Yankees, Red Sox to dedicate Opening Day to Newtown victims

Mar 21, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

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A very nice gesture from the Yankees and Red Sox, who open the season in Yankee Stadium on April 1: they’ll be commemorating the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December. Specifics:

Pregame ceremonies will include a moment of silence, at which time the center-field scoreboard will feature the victims’ names, and an acknowledgment of Newtown police and firefighters. The players will also wear special ribbons on their uniforms–a tribute that baseball commissioner Bud Selig has asked of all other 28 major league teams to wear for their opening games as well.

Very nice.

The game will be televised at 1PM Eastern on ESPN.

  1. 2077james - Mar 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    This is one time when I’m not fed up of hearing about the Yankees playing the Red Sox. Nice gesture indeed.

  2. mybrunoblog - Mar 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Very decent and thoughtful gesture by both orginizations. I hope that fat nut Michael Moore and the rest of the crazy Newtown conspiracy crazies stay away from this.

    • aceshigh11 - Mar 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      What conspiracy theory is Michael Moore espousing?

      The Newtown conspiracy theorists are far-right libertarians like Alex Jones, NOT liberals.

      • 18thstreet - Mar 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM

        I’m a pretty big partisan hack for the Democrats, but I think conspiracy theorists on the left or right generally have more in common with each other than with the mainstream of their parties.

      • aceshigh11 - Mar 21, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        There are plenty of nutty conspiracy theorists on the left, and there definitely is plenty of overlap between the far, far left and far, far right on a lot of issues…

        …but I’m talking specifically about Newtown. All of these despicable Sandy Hook “Truthers” are getting their nonsense from the Alex Jones-types, who insist that the shooting was a set-up to help create momentum to re-establish strict gun control laws.

        Wow.

        In fact, a retired psychiatrist who lived next to the school and helped some of the kids who escaped has been relentlessly harassed by these nutters and accused of being in on the fraud.

        Michael Moore is just not part of that crowd. I was objecting to mybrunoblog’s characterization strictly on factual grounds.

  3. multiplemiggs - Mar 21, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    not so crazy when there was no bodies.

    • aceshigh11 - Mar 21, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      Your name is highly appropriate.

      Perhaps you should do us all a favor and swallow your own tongue like ol’ Miggs did in Silence of the Lambs.

  4. hojo20 - Mar 21, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    ……And then a 5 hour game will ensue in the freezing cold.

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