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Boston Marathon heroes remembered with pregame ceremony at Fenway Park

Apr 20, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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Prior to Sunday night’s match-up on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, the Red Sox and Orioles were part of a pregame ceremony dedicated to the heroes of last year’s bombing of the Boston Marathon. Victims Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lu Lingzi and officer Sean Collier were honored. The University of Massachusetts marching band and the Boston Pipers Society performed. Additionally, the police departments from Watertown and Boston, as well as the Massachusetts state police were there as well.

The beat writers as well as the teams’ social media accounts provided some moving photos of the ceremony:

The Red Sox will wear special uniforms for Monday morning’s series finale against the Orioles, which will become an annual tradition.

  1. brandotho - Apr 20, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    ESPN also has had some very touching tributes for the past week, meanwhile CNN and other news networks keep covering the Malaysian plane 24/7

    • stercuilus65 - Apr 20, 2014 at 8:27 PM

      Actually they been giving plenty of coverage to Boston and it’s not like hundreds of people died in the Malaysian plane crash right? Oh wait they are foriegners so they don’t count!

  2. kidsamoa260 - Apr 20, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Did they also have a special ceremony for all the ‘crisis actors’?

  3. gameover78 - Apr 20, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Bc they have not covered the plane story non-stop for a month now. If you’re so concerned with what happens overseas, then move overseas. I’m more worried about what happens in this country and to our fellow Americans. As a whole, our country is better off staying out of other countries, protect our freedoms and rights, by helping preserve the Constitution and our once great republic. 9-11 and other “tragedies” have allowed Big Government to bang the war drum and induce fear tactics on the sheep (the masses). Problem, Reaction, Solution….been used for hundreds of years

  4. jlovenotjlo - Apr 20, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Enough is enough, more people were injured and killed at the hands of other Americans on my beautiful south side of Chicago this past weekend. 4 people died. It sucks, but this is just some horrible deranged way of trying to get people cryin about how much they love America and will defend it. These were two deranged idiots mindlessly killing people, not unlike Colorado theatre shooters and south side Chicago gang shooters. Except these guys are Muslim and killed less people, so now it’s a matter of country.

    It sucks that 4 people were mindlessly killed for no reason. That’s where it ends.

    • jlovenotjlo - Apr 20, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      AND that “can’t beat boston” tweet. This whole boston strong nonsense has gone too far. Are they trying to imply that they are the only community that would respond with strength to a bombing like this?

      • bostonian13 - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:18 PM

        Eff off, guy. It’s something called “respect”. You must live in a crappy town that doesn’t know anything about that word. If you lived in Boston, you’d understand just what “Boston Strong” is all about.

      • chinahand11 - Apr 20, 2014 at 11:54 PM

        I am not sure if you are trollish or not, certainly a bitter post. Way ignorant, too. How can you rant against people who band together and say “We’re not going to take it.”?

    • 18thstreet - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:08 AM

      Like the race itself, it ends when we say it ends.


  5. mybrunoblog - Apr 21, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    MLB gave an F U to the Red Sox by scheduling a night game before an 11am day game. As for the memorial stuff I must admit I am tiring of it. No disrespect to the persons affected by the attack. ESPN and lots of media are so east coast biased that this is getting insane coverage. If this happened in Houston or Phoenix we’d hardly even hear about it.

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