Boston, MA., 05/09/13,
The Boston Red Sox have been inextricably linked with the Boston Marathon bombings.
The blasts at the finish line detonated minutes after the final pitch of the 3-2 Red Sox victory on the first game of the season. It was star slugger David Ortiz who coined Boston’s memorable, expletive-pierced rallying cry. The Boston Strong logo borrowed the Gothic “B” that adorns the team’s caps.
And Fenway Park became the venue where, throughout the summer, crowds cheered the victims and the healers as they walked — or were helped — to the mound for the ceremonial first pitch.
Heather Abbot, like many of the Boston Marathon bombing victims, worked hard in rehab for her turn on the mound.