Noel Gillespie didn't like what he was seeing. From the bench, the Phoenix Suns assistant coach watched his basketball team easily give up 48 points to the Golden State Warriors halfway through a game last year.
About 100 police officers stood at attention as the casket of one of their own, Sean Collier, was loaded into a hearse under a gray drizzle, after his sister remembered a toddler who couldn’t let go of a threadbare blue teddy bear.
Hundreds assembled at sunset yesterday under clouds streaked pink and blue in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester to light candles and sing songs in the park where 8-year-old Martin Richard played baseball.
Singers, season-ticket holders, soldiers and second-basemen were among those honored this year with throwing the first pitch, a tradition that marks the opening of the baseball season in parks across America and Canada.