Boston Begins to Move Forward
One day removed from the tragic events that took place at the Boston Marathon, the entire sports world from Chicago to New York has banded together to support the city of Boston. Boston will continue to be strong like this picture tweeted out by the Red Sox. The entire country shipped their thoughts and prayers out to Boston through various ways to pay tribute to this great sports city as it continues to pick up the pieces following Monday's traumatic events.
Slowly but surely, some signs of normalcy returned to Boston on Tuesday as the city began the healing process from Monday's marathon bombings. The healing process was certainly helped by an outpouring of support from rival sports cities. First the Chicago Tribune posted a picture that read "we are Chicago Red Sox, Chicago Bruins, Chicago Celtics, Chicago Patriots, Chicago Revolution," it was very classy gesture. Then the New York Yankees put signs up on Yankee Stadium with the Red Sox and Yankee logos together with the saying "united we stand." The Yankees also played Sweet Caroline in the bottom of the third inning of New York's 4-2 victory over Arizona in honor of Boston. As for the Red Sox, they were in Cleveland to face former skipper Terry Francona for the first time this season. Sporting black arm bands on their sleeves, the Red Sox defeated the Indians 7-2. Cleveland displayed a tremendous amount of class by playing Dirty Water in defeat for the visiting Red Sox.
The Red Sox will have their first game back at Fenway Park since the marathon this Friday April 19th when they host the Kansas City Royals. The Boston Bruins postponed Monday evening's game against the Senators. The game will be played Sunday April 28th and will be the final game of the season for the Bruins. The Bruins will play the Buffalo Sabres this Wednesday evening; this game will be the first live sporting event in Boston since the Marathon. The Celtics cancelled their game against the Pacers Tuesday evening; the game will not be made up because the eastern conference playoff picture is completely set. The Celtics are getting ready to take on the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs. Boston is a very passion and strong city. It will recover from the events that took place at Monday's marathon. As much negative energy that was swirling over the Boston area after Monday's bombings, the energy has been trumped by the amazing support shown by this great nation. Sports may not bring the three victims who lost their lives justice, nor will it bring justice to the nearly 200 injured, however sports will continue to bring the people of Boston together as it grieves from Monday's tragedy. I greatly look forward to Wednesday's Bruins game and Friday's Red Sox game. I truly believe these events will help return pride to this great region we call New England.
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