America’s sports cities react to Boston Marathon bombings

Published On April 16, 2013 | By Jill Saftel

In the wake of yesterday’s tragedy’s, sports cities and teams around the country showed their support for Boston. The acts of support came in different forms, from a few strokes of a Sharpie pen to the cover of the Chicago Tribune’s sports section, they were all felt here in Boston. Here are just a few of these gestures from yesterday:

Ben Revere

Phillies’ outfielder Ben Revere attached a piece of white tape to his glove Monday night, with the words “Pray for Boston” scrawled on it. He then made what was maybe the most impressive catch of the year:

Keith Yandle

The Phoenix Coyotes held a moment of silence for the victim’s of Monday’s tragedy, and Massachusetts native Yandle took it one step further, writing “Pray for Boston” on his skate. Yandle’s hometown of Milton is about 10 miles outside of Boston.

Photo via Twitter

Photo via Twitter


The Blackhawks and their fans honored Boston with one of the most moving renditions of the National Anthem we’ve seen in a while.

The Chicago Tribune gained a whole lot of fans in Boston with this cover of its sports section. Incredible.

Photo via @Habarnac on Twitter.

Photo via @Habarnac on Twitter.

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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.