A defiant David Ortiz stood on the Fenway Park infield and told the crowd, “Stay Strong,” bringing a rousing cheer from Bostonians weary from a week of bombings, stay-at-home orders and a manhunt that locked down the city for a day.
Playing at home for the first time since two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, the Red Sox honoured the victims and the survivors with a pre-game ceremony and an emotional video of scenes from Monday’s race.
“We will run another marathon, bigger and better than ever,” public address announcer Henry Mahegan said. “We are one. We are Boston Strong.” (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)