Before reading this, just know that there will be no mention of the
I was just walking down Boylston Street this past Wednesday, less than a block away from the exact spot where a city sidewalk turned into the site of tragedy during Monday’s
The Orioles were in Boston last week, and one of the great things about this job is getting to go to some of this country's greatest cities. And Boston is one of the best. It's one of the most foot-friendly places we go -- Seattle might be the only other city that's comparable -- so it's one of those places where I never get tired of walking around the place, from Faneuil Hall through Boston Common and through Copley Square. The sidewalks there are always full of energy that you rarely see elsewhere.
Now, it won't be the same.
Last week, you could tell that there was a buzz in the air about the upcoming race, with runners weaving through the streets, which already seemed to be packed with visitors from all over the world.
The best sporting events are all about the buildup. Anticipation is what fuels fans. That's why we love Opening Day. It was a fun time to be there. I'm by no means a runner, but the unique spirit of competition encompassed within the Boston Marathon is hard to miss. It's a mix of athleticism, endurance and will that any sports fan can admire.
A couple hours after arriving back in Baltimore following my train ride from New York, I stared at the haunting images on TV. The same sidewalks I walked on just days ago stained in ghastly shades of red -- people frantically running away from the action instead of through it.
Until now, sports have been spared from senseless acts of terror. Even in the days after
But in an event like the Boston Marathon, which takes place on public city blocks, how do you truly make an area like that secure? I'm not sure there was anything that could have been done in that atmosphere.
Stadiums are a little different. And now, you can expect added security at
Orioles vice president of communications Greg Bader said the team doesn’t discuss ballpark security measures in detail, but added that the team has been working with