BOSTON (CBS) — Monday was a horrific day in Boston, after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, leaving at least three people dead and 140 injures, some critically.
Yet while the city of Boston recovered, the rest of the country showed its tremendous support for the city and its people.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere wore a simple piece of tape on his glove which said, “Pray for Boston.”
Revere’s glove drew even more attention when he made an unbelievable catch in the bottom of the second inning in Cincinnati. Shane Victorino was at least one Red Sox player who took notice of Revere’s message and was thankful for it.
Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, a Boston native himself, also showed his support on his equipment Monday night, as he had the words “Pray For Boston” written on his skate in his game against the Sharks.
The Coyotes were one of several sports arenas which held a moment of silence in honor of the victims of Monday’s bombing. Other teams which held moments of silence include the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland A’s, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins.
The support is not just coming from North American cities either, as a Premier League game between Arsenal and Everton had a full minute of silence to honor Boston.
The front page of the Chicago Tribune sports section also used sports to show support of Boston.
And as perhaps the biggest sign that the unity being found around the world is much bigger than any sports rivalry, the New York Yankees announced they’d be holding a moment of silence on Tuesday night and that Yankee Stadium would play “Sweet Caroline” after the third inning.
Our thoughts are with the Boston community. Tonight there will be a special moment of silence & Fenway favorite Sweet Caroline @ end of 3rd.—
New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 16, 2013