Before handing the Boston Red Sox their ninth loss in 14 games thanks to an error, the Chicago White Sox gave them something to be appreciated for a much longer time. They paid respect to the city of Boston and the Boston Marathon bombings survivors by wearing T-shirts showing their solidarity. Tuesday was the one-year anniversary of the domestic terrorist attack near the finish line along Boylston Street.
The gray shirts had the Red Sox logo's — the iconic "B" — and the word "STRONG" encircled, along with a smaller White Sox logo and the word "together" under it.
It was particularly moving when the home Sox lined up in front of their dugout for the national anthem.
Here's White Sox slugger Adam Dunn, who later homered off pal Jake Peavy, wearing the shirt:
The White Sox also showed this video on the U.S. Cellular Field scoreboard:
White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf usually gets this sort of thing just right.
At MLB.com and other places, the Red Sox reflected on the bombings, what happened next and how they feel now in relation to how the attack transformed the city and team. Slugger Mike Napoli said:
"The city is strong. They came together. It's been a long year, but people are getting through it. It's something we'll never forget, but people are getting through it."
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