#BostonStrong - Red Sox Edition

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Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)
Contributing Writer

The Bruins and the Red Sox have been standard bearers so to speak of the "Boston Strong" movement in the wake of the tragic events at the Boston Marathon. The Bruins took the immediate spotlight with their run to the Stanley Cup Final and eventual loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Now it's the Red Sox' turn.

The Red Sox held a team dinner on the day of the event just as they were preparing to travel to Cleveland for a series with the Indians and Jonny Gomes plus a few others decided to make the "Boston Strong 617" jersey that has hung in the clubhouse ever since, according to the Boston Herald. And then, the first home game. David Ortiz declaring that "This is our bleeping city." Daniel Nava hits a 3-run shot to give the Sox a victory. David Ross called it "destiny," according the Boston Herald.

Yep, destiny is a good word. This team banded together over the Marathon bombings and it was probably a defining moment of the season. In fact, it might have been the defining moment. John Farrell told the Herald that he knew the season was special he first game of the Cleveland series.

"The one moment that stands out in my mind is during the moment of silence in Cleveland (on April 16) following the (Boston Marathon) bombing," Farrell said today. "And it wasn’t so much about on field performance. We saw some things come out of the individuals that spoke to their understanding that they were in a special place and showed some (character) at a very difficult and unique time."

Yep, this could end up being a very special season that ends in another World Series championship. At least, I hope it does. Maybe it's destined that Red Sox will make a deep October run, much like the Bruins run seemed destined to happen. Maybe I'm wrong, but I sincerely hope I'm not.
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