Boston • 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."