Sox back in Boston for home opener

The Red Sox met a group of Boston firefighters on the field during the opening ceremonies. A moment of silence was held in honor of Firefighter Michael Kennedy and Lt. Edward Walsh, who died in a March 26 apartment fire.

BOSTON (WWLP) – After being congratulated by President Obama at the White House and winning two out of three on the road in Baltimore, the world champion Boston Red Sox are back in town for their Fenway opener Friday, and 22News is there.

22News I-Team Reporter Ryan Walsh and Storm Team Meteorologist Ashley Baylor are at Fenway Park for Friday afternoon’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Before the first pitch, some hands got a little heavier as the 2013 World Series Champions were presented with their World Series rings.

"Opening Day" is painted behind home plate at Fenway Park.
“Opening Day” is painted behind home plate at Fenway Park.

Opening ceremonies included the presentation of the 2013 World Series rings and a helicopter flyover. It also included a moment of silence in memory Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, who were both killed in a massive apartment building fire last week.

Music was provided by the Dropkick Murphys and the Boston Pops, conducted by Keith Lockhart.

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