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Boston opponents show support for their rival city

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  April 16, 2013 02:45 PM

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Joel Sherman is one of them. A graduate of NYU, he has covered baseball for the New York Post since 1989. Sherman could be forgiven for having Yankee sympathies, but he took time Tuesday to give a special shout-out to Boston, devoting his usual "3-Up" column to one very nice piece about the city.

"I hope the Yankees are playing in Boston on the third Monday of April next year, 2014," Sherman writes. "And I am hoping the city -- that resilient city -- has bounced back and, while being respectful in memory to those who have lost their lives, is able to have that big party again. Are able to rekindle the wall-to-wall, dawn-to-dusk joy of that day."

Sherman's sentiment was echoed by rival teams' athletes far and wide in the aftermath of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. Here's a sample:

-- The Yankees themselves sent two tweets Tuesday afternoon:

-- Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson:

-- Heat forward LeBron James:

-- Lakers guard Kobe Bryant:

-- Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco:

-- The Montreal Canadiens:

-- Phillies center fielder Ben Revere taped a message that read, "Pray for Boston" on his glove for Monday's game, then went out and made possibly the catch of the year:

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