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Mayor Tom Menino prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway beside Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP/Charles Krupa)
Mayor Tom Menino prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway beside Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP/Charles Krupa)

The Red Sox are heading back to the World Series, and will take on the St. Louis Cardinals for game one in the best of seven series Wednesday night.

It is the largest event in the city since the Marathon bombings last April, and city leaders and police are talking about a number of measures to keep the crush of fans and visitors safe.

"This World Series is gonna be great for the city, everyone. But just act responsibly. That's all I ask of everyone," said Mayor Thomas Menino at a press conference earlier today.

Police are adding more officers during the games, urging fans to take public transit and asking anyone heading to the ballpark to leave bags at home.

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Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter.

This segment aired on October 22, 2013.

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