Before Opening Day at Fenway Park, it looks like the Red Sox will welcome some very special guests to the field to help out with the World Series Ring Ceremony.
According to Boston.com's Steve Silva, Boston Marathon Bombing survivors Heather Abbott and Adrianne Haslet-Davis, as well as the families of Sean Collier and Martin Richard, including Martin’s sister Jane, who was injured in the tragedy, will be on the field and participating in the ceremony. Injured MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donahue will be on hand as well.
Former Red Sox players Pedro Martinez and Mike Lowell, as well as former Patriots Tedy Bruschi, Ty Law, and Troy Brown, former Bruin Mark Recchi and former Celtic Leon Powe all met with the Marathon survivors before the game.
Carlos Arredondo, aka “The Man in the Cowboy Hat,” will be leading the precession of that group out to the field before the rings are presented and will be involved in the ceremony, Silva reports.