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Will Middlebrooks reaches out

After greeting marathon hero, he breaks out of slump with key home run

Updated: April 23, 2013, 8:56 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- A week later, you are reminded of how fresh it still is. The car radio going silent at 2:50 p.m., and staying that way for a full minute, church bells tolling outside.

You arrive at Fenway Park and a security guard tells you this is the first day she has stopped crying, then shows you a picture in her cellphone of her nephew playing soccer with other little boys, and you look closer and recognize the sweet face of Martin Richard.

This is a big city, but such a small ...

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