It was opening day for the Red Sox today and Senator Ted Kennedy threw out the first pitch:
Mother Nature had her way with Opening Day plans at Fenway Park on Monday, but under clear Boston skies Tuesday, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy took to the mound to throw out the first pitch at the makeup game.
Kennedy, 77, who has been away from the Senate most of the past several months as he undergoes treatment for brain cancer, tossed the opening pitch — a one hopper — to Hall of Famer Jim Rice, a beloved Red Sox player from the 1970s and 1980s.
Kennedy said in a statement, “It’s the thrill of a lifetime.” Go Sox! Go Ted!