Former Red Sox slugger Mo Vaughn buys newspaper ad to salute ‘heroes’ of Boston

Mike Oz
Big League Stew

Mo Vaughn, who had the best years of his baseball career in a Boston Red Sox uniform, placed a half-page ad in Thursday's Boston Globe in response to Monday's tragic bombings.

Vaughn, who won the 1995 AL MVP with the Red Sox, calls Boston "the greatest sports town in the country" and salutes the heroes who helped victims of the attack. "Boston will march on," he concludes.

Here's a photo, snapped by David Wade of WBZ-TV in Boston.

The Globe posted this transcription of the ad. No need to strain your eyes:

“As a former Major League Baseball player, I spent 8 years playing in the greatest sports town in the country. I’m deeply saddened by the tragic events that took place this past Monday at The Boston Marathon. Patriots Day is the one day each year that this great city celebrates the bravery and heroism of the people that live here. As a community, you quickly pulled together by rushing to the aid of the many injured - first responders, runners and the spectators themselves - you all are heroes in my eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the City of Boston, especially to the families and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured in this horrible incident.

“Boston Will March On.”

A classy move by Vaughn, who these days is president and CEO of Mo Vaughn transport, a trucking company based in Solon, Ohio.

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