An enormous American flag was dropped over the Green Monster and it was time for the national anthem. And for the second time in less than a week, I was reduced to tears as an entire stadium of over 35,000 Boston Strong joined together and sang.
As those involved in the pre game on-field ceremony began to file off, David Ortiz, fresh off the DL, took control of the microphone.
"All right," he said. "All right, Boston. This jersey that we wear today, it doesn't say Red Sox. It says Boston. We want to thank you Mayor Menino, Gov. Patrick, the whole police department for the great job they did this past week."And then, he hits us with this... (needless to say, I almost fell of my couch and I even needed to rewind to make sure I actually heard what I thought I heard!)
And the FCC agreed that in this case, there was no need for a fine. Smart people. No one could have said it any better!
Oh yeah, and the Sox won on a 3-run homer by Daniel Nava in the 8th inning—most certainly sparked by a surprise visit by Neil Diamond to help sing Sweet Caroline!
What a day!