After a tense day spent indoors with the city on lock down, baseball returns to
Over the Monster: Boston, You're our home
The Red Sox will wear special home white jerseys today that will read "
The Red Sox have also placed the iconic "B Strong" logo that has circulated since the bombing on the Green Monster for today’s game. Jenny Dell of NESN has that image via twitter.
Both teams will wear patches on their uniforms with the "B Strong" logo throughout the series, according to the Kansas City Royals.
Today’s game follows a day of touching tributes to the City of
On the field, the Royals will send ace James Shields to the mound to face Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox, who will have star DH David Ortiz in the lineup for the first time this season. The game begins at 1:10 p.m. Eastern Time today and it promises to be a special moment of celebration for a city that has experienced extremes of terror and relief since the Red Sox last took the field.
"It's going to be a special game -- definitely one to remember," Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz, told Zack Meisel of MLB.com-
"I'm sort of at a loss for words for it. I'm going to try to keep my emotions under wraps as much as possible. Given the circumstances, it's going to be a day that's in pursuit of recovery for everyone who had to face losses."