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Watch Boston Marathon bombing heroes throw out the first pitch tonight at Fenway Park

May 28, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

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Jeff Bauman had his legs blown off at last month’s Boston Marathon. When he woke up in the hospital a few hours later, he asked for a pen and wrote a note to the FBI that would lead to a quick identification of the two bombing suspects. Carlos Arredondo, the “hero in the Cowboy hat” from that famous but gruesome photograph, treated Bauman’s wounds in the initial aftermath of the blast and rushed him to an ambulance. Those two threw out the first pitch before tonight’s game vs. the Phillies at Fenway Park:

  1. josemartez - May 28, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    It’s really remarkable that, after what happened to that poor guy, he was able to smile the way he did. This is good stuff.

  2. ltzep75 - May 28, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    After all that, kid throws a strike.

    I have something in my eye…yup, it’s a tear.

  3. bougin89 - May 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Absolutely awesome.

    • skids003 - May 29, 2013 at 9:11 AM

      How can anyone thumbs down this?

  4. DiscountMescan - May 28, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Damned allergies.

  5. fanatics0000 - May 28, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Stories like this warms my heart. It takes the edge off of life. Love sports

    • drone501 - May 29, 2013 at 12:05 AM

      god bless this man and the many others killed or wounded. this country will always prevail.

  6. tfbuckfutter - May 28, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    I generally roll my eyes at anyone who wears a cowboy hat outside of their ranch in Wyoming.

    However, in some cases I wouldn’t even roll my eyes at a grown man wearing a Bieber t-shirt.

    This is one of those cases.

    • jwbiii - May 28, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      They’ve got cattle and rustlers and all that stuff.

  7. Stiller43 - May 28, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Damned allergies indeed

  8. jaybyrd99 - May 29, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    What a touching,uplifting and powerful moment . Just amazing to watch positive human resiliency in action.

  9. mrobinson14 - May 29, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Jeez where’d all the pollen come from?

  10. martian13501 - May 29, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Great story. God is Good. The pollen is coming from in your heart and shows that you really do have a heart. Real men cry. God Bless you all.

  11. junglerat524 - May 29, 2013 at 1:14 PM


  12. stlouis1baseball - May 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    How did I miss this? Emotional stuff…but wonderful to see. Now….where are my damn kleenexes?

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