This week started honoring the courage of Jackie Robinson and in Boston Paul Reveere, Shortly after the Sox Patriots’ Day game two brothers cowardly bombed the Boston Marathon injuring many runners spectators and volunteers killing 8 year old Martin Richard, 29 year old Krystie Cambell, and Lingzi Lu. Many brave folks helped the injured. Some caring folks gave runner stuck in the chaos a place to shower and collect themselves. With the city and the nation searching for answer a plant in the town of West Texas, exploded Wednesday destroying much of the town and killing many including a lot of volunteer firefighters. Coming from a small town myself this hits home these trained people forgo pay and put their safety at risk to keep their towns safe. Meanwhile the Red Sox and Rangers were both on the road stuggling like their fans to come to grips with what was happening in their regions. The Red Sox were being showered with love and suport for Boston from the Cleveland fans and fans though out baseball. The first sporting event in Boston was a Bruins hockey game where one most moving images of this past week http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TXPgMmzveo took place(everyone should sign it like that)
On Firday those cowards struck again shooting fatally Sean Collier and wounding other law enforcement officers the city was in lockdown and games were not played Meanwhile as Boston police captured the survivng coward the Texas Rangers did what they could helping to lift sprits of those fans in West by beating Seattle Saturday in Boston the pregame made me cry from saddenes and joy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gadX75KeyIM
As some fans may or may not know there is a custom at Fenway Park for fans to Sign to recording of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” in the 8th inning well Saturday Sox’s fan welcomed a surprise guest song leader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAo_kM_z_38
Daniel Nava hit a three run homer to give the Sox a comeback win symbolic of the week in Boston.
Listening to some of the Rangers game online Saturday night The anouncers asked people wanting to donate to West not to donate items but money and gift cards Rangers fan’s and staff donated $40.000 to west
Baseball can and will do what is does best providing a 3 hr escape from the world’s trouble almost daily and helping to connect people around something good
To donate to Bostonhttps://onefundboston.org/
to donate to West http://www.city-data.com/forum/texas/1845757-donations-west-tx.html