BOSTON (AP) - Bomb-sniffing dogs and military in camouflage fatigues joined the police patrolling Fenway Park on Saturday, when the Red Sox dressed in a specially designed uniform for their first home game since the Boston Marathon attacks and the ensuing manhunt that shut down their wounded city.
A logo on the Green Monster, Fenway's 37-foot-high left-field wall, urged the city to "B Strong," and the ballclub wore home white uniforms that said "Boston" in the stylized Old English font instead of the "Red Sox" that has appeared there for decades. The team said the uniforms would be autographed and auctioned off to raise money for the One Fund Boston, the charity established to help the victims.
"This is a city that will count on us, and I understand that," outfielder Shane Victorino said before the game. "You might not see smiles on people's faces, but you understand this is a trying time. This is a time for people in the city to embrace themselves and to go out there and be a part of that for this city."
Two bombs exploded near the Back Bay finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and wounding more than 180 others. Police identified two suspects; one was killed and the other was captured during a manhunt that shut down the city and surrounding area for most of Friday.
The Red Sox postponed Friday night's game against the Kansas City Royals; it will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday. The Boston Bruins, who played on Thursday night, pushed back Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins to Saturday afternoon.