On April 1 at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees and Red Sox will team up to honor the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn. The Wall Street Journal passes along the details:
Pregame ceremonies include a joint honor guard of Newtown police and firefighters, and a moment of silence at which time a list of the victims' names will be recognized on the center-field scoreboard.
The Yankees and Red Sox will wear a special ribbon on their uniforms. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has asked that all other 28 major league teams wear the ribbon during their opening games.
"Months have passed, yet we are still trying to come to grips with this incomprehensible tragedy," Red Sox owner John Henry said in a statement. "As our teams look to face each other on opening day, we will stand united in support of the families affected as we remember and honor those who were lost."
The Yankees will also host "Newtown Day at Yankee Stadium" on July 7.
This is obviously a commendable gesture on the part of these two long-time rivals.
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