VIDEO: Red Sox opening ceremony honors the great city of Boston

Photo courtesy SB Nation

Photo courtesy SB Nation

The bombings at the 117th running of the Boston Marathon brought immediate heartbreak to a city that prides itself on the race and to a nation that stands united in times of crisis.

The subsequent manhunt of the two alleged bombers quickly left all of Boston paralyzed in its grip while the rest of the country followed along on television, online and in print.

Baseball was the furthest thing on anyone’s mind.

On Saturday, the show went on, and the Red Sox played their first home game since the shocking tragedy within their city.

According to SB Nation, police, fire fighters, and first responders, along with the victims of the Marathon bomb blasts, were honored before the first pitch.

We are all Boston Strong.

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