Home opener at McCoy for Pawtucket Red Sox
The Pawtucket Red Sox are kicking off the 2014 season at McCoy Stadium with fanfare and special guests.
Thursday night's home opener for the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs begins with pre-game festivities starting at 6 p.m. They include a presentation of police and fire honor guards from around southeastern New England.
Boston police officer Stephen Horgan, the so-called Boston bullpen cop, is scheduled to throw put the first pitch. Horgan was captured in a photo throwing both arms into the air when designated hitter David Ortiz hit a grand slam during Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, and an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers tumbled into the bullpen after failing to catch it.