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Kennedy Throws Red Sox First Pitch

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An emotional opening day at Fenway Park Tuesday, delayed a day because of the rain, as the team and fans honored ailing Massachusetts Senior Senator Ted Kennedy.

A warm, and thunderous ovation greeted a frail, Ted Kennedy as he slowly made his way to the Fenway mound.

This was the first time Kennedy has appeared in public in Massachusetts since heading to Florida for the winter. It was less than a year ago he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

Kennedy's first toss to Red Sox great, Jim Rice fell short of the target. A second toss landed squarely in the webbing of Rice's Glove. Fenway fans, including Susan from Cambridge were pleased Kennedy could make it to the game.

'It was great he could be here, and whether you agree or not it's wonderful to see him," Susan said.

Once the opening ceremonies concluded, the Red Sox got down to business, easily beating the Rays 5 to 3.

This program aired on April 8, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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