At left: Brothers Andrew and James O'Connell visited a tribute on the field honoring Martin Richard during opening day of Little League baseball in Savin Hill, Dorchester. At right: Watertown firefighters draped an American flag from the top of the ladder truck during opening day at Casey Field in Watertown. Photo by Wendy Maeda/Globe staff; Kristi Palma/Boston.com staff
It was an emotional Little League opening day for families in Dorchester and Watertown during the weekend.
In Dorchester, folks paid tribute Boston Marathon bombing victim, Martin Richard, 8, who played for the Savin Hill Rangers. He wore No. 8, so the number 8 with his name and "Boston Strong" was printed on the McConnell Park field. See photos from the Savin Hill Little League opening day and read more about the Savin Hill tribute to Martin.
Governor Deval Patrick attended both ceremonies.
In Dorchester, Patrick doled out hugs, showing his support. At Casey Field in Watertown, he thanked the police and community and signed autographs for Watertown kids while Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau, wearing a "Watertown Strong" shirt, looked on. (Photo: Kristi Palma/Boston.com staff)
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.