All ears and eyes were on the massive manhunt yesterday as Boston was on a lockdown. Dzhokhar Tsrnaev, one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, was found in critical condition in Watertown, MA hours after a massive search. The other suspect, Dzhokhar’s older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was pronounced dead after being gunned down in an earlier battle with the police.
With that said, the Boston Red Sox game, the day they were to come back to the city after a 3 game sweep against the Cleveland Indians, was postponed. Disappointed, a little, but not to the point where I am not overjoyed by the tremendous efforts made by Boston police Friday. They caught the rat! And what do we have to look forward to as the Sox take the field this afternoon, David Ortiz’ debut! He’s out of rehab, injury free, and ready to begin a new season! The Sox will be playing the Kansas City Royals.
What happened in the games prior to, as the Sox annihilated the Cleveland Indians, despite the 17 strike outs that occurred in the second game. All I have to say is, thank God for that second inning where the Sox scored seven runs! 17 strike outs! Is that franchise history? Well, they redeemed themselves the following game as “Boston Strong” made quite an impressive appearance, defensively and offensively. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a line drive homerun in the fourth and Stephen Drew, although his at bats were shaky, his fielding was immaculate. Will Middlebrooks was benched that third game (apparently he needs some time), and was replaced by Pedro Ciriaco at third base who also drew attention to the crowd. I truly was impressed with the offense Thursday night. They were an aggressive team at the plate as well as on the bases. It was a great game to watch and a great game played by all! I am looking forward to today’s game. The weather seems to be clearing and it’s the team’s true first day back playing at Fenway since Monday’ bombings. If it’s anything like the Bruins’ first day back on the ice, I am expecting a lot of emotion, cheers and positive energy. It should be a great game!
Friday’s game is rescheduled for Sunday night at 7:00 PM
In the words of David Ortiz, at this afternoon’s opening ceremonies, at Fenway Park, “This is our f***ing city. Nobody is going to mess with it.”