The Red Sox will salute the heroes and honor the victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings prior to their game on Sunday night, April 20, at Fenway Park, on the eve of Patriots Day (7 p.m., on ESPN).
For the traditional 11:05 a.m. game on Patriots Day (April 21), they will wear white home jerseys with “Boston” stitched onto the front instead of “Red Sox”. The Sox last wore those jerseys on April 20 of last season, which was the first game at Fenway following the April 15 bombings.
During ceremonies prior to that game, David Ortiz took the microphone and poignantly announced over the Fenway PA that “This is our f------ city!”
The Red Sox on Thursday also announced several promotions designed to boost attendance for early- and late-season home dates:
•April 7 (vs. Rangers, 7 p.m.): Fans will receive an Ortiz bobblehead.
•April 30 (vs. Rays, 7:10 p.m.): Fans will get a Dustin Pedroia bobblehead.
•May 20 (vs. Blue Jays, 7:10 p.m.): Fans will get commemorative World Series rings (modeled after the players’ rings and made out of zinc alloy).
•May 28 (vs. Braves, 7:10 p.m.): The 2004 championship team will be honored before the game to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the club ending its 86-year title drought.
• Sept. 9 (vs. Orioles, 7:10 p.m.): Fans will get Pedro Martinez bobbleheads.