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Boston Red Sox Honor Marathon Victims, Firefighters During Opening Day Ring Ceremony

The Boston Red Sox had their home opener at Fenway Park on Friday afternoon, where they received their World Series championship rings prior to first pitch against the Brewers. The ceremony was a fantastic and emotional one as the Sox honored several Boston Marathon victims & their families as well as the Boston Fire Department, who lost two brothers in a nine-alarm blaze last week.

You can watch that entire touching ceremony above, but here are some highlights:

The new Monster banner:


Marathon survivors & family members deliver the rings to Red Sox ownership:


Wounded MBTA police officer Dic Donohue take a (non-sponsored) selfie with David Ortiz:


“Holy sh*t!” – David Ross was really impressed by the ring:


David Ortiz wore his previous two rings around his neck while getting his two new ones. Sox ownership presented him with a special ring for his outstanding performance in the postseason:


Boston Fire Department members help lower the Fenway Park flag to half-staff for their fallen brothers:


Red Sox line up to shake the hands of Boston Fire members:


Boston brought out all the hardware from this century (minus the Bruins’ Stanley Cup, which couldn’t get the day off apparently):