4/16 Pray for Boston

Theo Epstein’s brother, Paul, was running in the Boston Marathon on Monday, and Theo was in a meeting when he heard about the bombings. Paul finished before the bombs exploded, and was safe. For Cubs GM Jed Hoyer, seeing the explosions on TV was horrific.

“The injuries and the loss of life is awful,” Hoyer said. “If you live in Boston for any amount of time … [Patriot's Day] is kind of the best day in the city. The Red Sox game is in the morning, everyone has off work, everyone runs out of the Red Sox game and goes right to the race and watches the end of the race, and there’s usually tons of parties and gatherings at night. It’s a day that’s unique to Boston, and unique to Massachusetts and everyone has a great time and lives it up. For the rest of the country, most cities don’t have that one holiday that’s unique to them.”

Hoyer said he’s hopeful Boston bounces back.

“Seeing the blood on the ground outside buildings that you walk past every day is hard,” he said.

– Carrie Muskat

1 Comment

I have been praying very hard for all those involved in yesterday’s tragedy. Will man’s inhumanity to man never end? Boston is such a beautiful city – I grew up back on the East Coast and spent lots of time in the Boston area. Thank God that Epstein’s brother is okay. I don’t think the Boston Marathon will ever really be the same again. Too bad.

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