Athletes react to tragedy in Boston

BY foxsports • April 15, 2013

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.

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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.




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