BOSTON (AP) - Walking back to his
Fenway Park office after the traditional Patriots Day morning Red Sox game, Charles Steinberg
saw the reports on TV that there had been explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.
saw video of the damage on Boylston Street.
heard the police say that a fire at the John F. Kennedy Library might be related.
thought to himself, "We're next."
"That added to the dread," said Steinberg, an executive vice president with the Red Sox who orchestrates many of their pregame ceremonies.
"Because your thought then is that if this is a sequence of attacks on iconic Boston locales, Fenway Park could easily be next."
The Red Sox
staff quickly and obediently evacuated the ballpark, but Steinberg
assistants soon went back to plan for the team's return from Cleveland, where it went directly from the Monday morning game.
They will open at home
against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, and Steinberg
is working with Major League Baseball
to devise an appropriate way to honor those killed and wounded the week of the April 15 bombings.