Thursday, April 17, 2014
Sox plan special marathon tribute
The Red Sox plan to mark the anniversary of last year's marathon bombings in two ways. First, they will hold a pregame ceremony on Sunday night, when they host the Baltimore Orioles. And then for Monday's game, they will wear special jerseys that will become an annual tradition.
The Sunday ceremony, scheduled to begin about 6:30 p.m. ET, will include a remembrance of victims Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lu Lingzi and officer Sean Collier.
The club will acknowledge the support that has come to Boston from across the country and will honor civic and business leaders who started the One Fund Boston.
Also, the University of Massachusetts Marching Band and the Boston Pipers Society will participate, as will members of the Boston Police Department, Watertown (Mass.) Police Department and Massachusetts State Police.
A series of canvases bearing messages from all 50 states, all MLB teams and members of Congress will line the outfield warning track at Fenway.
ESPN is scheduled to televise the game.
On Monday, Patriots Day, the 2014 Boston Marathon will take place, and the Sox will launch their new jersey tradition for their annual 11:05 a.m. ET game. Their home jersey will have "Boston" on the front -- as it did for the first time during last year’s marathon tribute at Fenway Park on April 20, 2013.
The four-game series against Baltimore begins Friday.