Markey: Red Sox Show Boston's Resilience

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 11:08 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

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The Red Sox World Series championship is about more than just baseball, Sen. Ed Markey said Thursday. It showed the resilience of the Boston area region after the April 15 bombing of the Boston Marathon.

"The Red Sox, the ownership, David Ortiz, they basically responded in a way that talked about how resilient, not only the region was going to be but how the team was going to be responding as well," the Massachusetts Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"It injected all of us with a real sense of community and optimism about the future, even as we resolve to help all of those who had been heroes," he said.

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Calling the bombing "traumatic," Markey said the marathon is a "communal moment" where "people come together."

"The site of the marathon is actually a place where a million people come together. It is that one moment where the whole state, actually the whole region, comes together. That's our communal moment," he said.

The Red Sox won the World Series Wednesday night, crushing the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park.

Markey, who replaced John Kerry in the Senate, is to lose his status as the chamber's newest member Thursday when New Jersey's Cory Booker is sworn in.

At the time of the bombing, Markey was a congressman from Watertown, the town where brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, allegedly responsible for the bombing, were captured.

Markey's district included Cambridge, where the Tsarnaev brothers allegedly killed police officer Sean Collier.

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