BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox were planning a number of tributes Saturday to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, along with the emergency responders who helped in the immediate aftermath and the law enforcement agencies who helped in the search for suspects.
The Red Sox said ceremonies were expected to begin at 1 p.m., ahead of Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park.READ MORE: At-Home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Testing Gaining Popularity Ahead Of Holidays
In addition, the team typically wears a white “Red Sox” jersey for home games. But on Saturday, players were expected to don special “Boston” home-white jerseys instead.
The Red Sox planned to have the jerseys autographed after the game, then auctioned off to benefit the relief fund set up this week.READ MORE: 'This Is What Really Matters': Patriots TE Jonnu Smith Spreads Joy At Boys And Girls Club In Dorchester
A “B Strong” logo using the Red Sox “B” had also been plastered on the green monster.
The Red Sox have not played in Boston since their walk-off win on Marathon Monday – moments before the bombing.MORE NEWS: Families Being Forced Out Of Malden Apartments By Charter School That Purchased Building
Friday’s game was postponed because of the enormous manhunt that shut down nearly the entire city.