Athletes react to tragedy in Boston
Two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy.. What follows is a roundup of athletes who took to Twitter — and other means — to express emotion over the tragedy ... and for some, offer help.
While many athletes and former athletes expressed thoughts, prayers, concerns on Twitter, one former Patriot offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi offered a more direct kind of help:
Andruzzi was particularly connected to 9/11, as well, as three of his brothers were New York firefighters and the time of those attacks. All of them survived.
Phillies pitcher Ben Revere put Boston in his prayers — and on his glove — prior to Monday's game against the Reds in Cincinnati:
Then Revere used the glove to make one of the young season's best catches:
And Revere wasn't alone in such tributes:
The Boston Bruins were schedule to have a home game against the Ottawa Senators. However, that game has been postponed.
Note: ESPN/SEC have postponed tomorrow's news conference in Atlanta in light of the Boston tragedy
Some athletes are now pledging money to help victims:
Athletes and teams with especially close ties to Boston were among the first to take to Twitter.
Note: The Celtics' home game against the Pacers scheduled for Tuesday night was canceled. This tweet was sent out before that announcement.
Prayers goes out to those involved/hurt in #BostonMarathon. WTF is wrong with people man. Just sad— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 15, 2013
Shocked and sad to hear about the explosions at the Boston Marathon today. There are things that I will never understand. #PrayForBoston— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) April 15, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in this #bostonmarathon ordeal...so sad— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) April 15, 2013
Prayers go out to all affected by the explosions in Boston. #PrayForBoston— Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) April 15, 2013
Just heard about the tragedy at the Boston marathon. Please people, stop this. I beg you. #bostonmarathon— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) April 15, 2013
Sad to hear about the explosion in Boston.... Sending prayers to everyone affected... #PrayForBoston— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 15, 2013