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Cleveland Indians pay tribute to Boston Marathon victims

Flag at Progressive Field at half staff Flag at Progressive Field at half staff
Moment of silence before the Indians/Red Sox game at Progressive Field Moment of silence before the Indians/Red Sox game at Progressive Field
Fans pay tribute with a moment of silence before the Indians/Red Sox game at Progressive Field Fans pay tribute with a moment of silence before the Indians/Red Sox game at Progressive Field

There was a special tribute to the victims of the Boston bombing at Tuesday night's Indians VS. Red Sox game.

It may have been a damp and dreary night at the ballpark but before they played ball there was a moment of silence at Progressive Field to remember the lives that were lost.

There were also signs of extra security at the ballpark and the flag at half staff. No doubt the bombing was still on the minds of baseball fans.

"I'm still in shock. I feel for all those people out there. Hopefully, they figure out who's behind it," said Bobby Mullin.

A shocking attack that really could happen anywhere but not enough to deter fans from coming to the game.

"I'm not going to think twice about it. I'm just going to enjoy a ball game tonight and not worry about if anything is going to happen at all," said one fan.

"I'm a little nervous but I don't want to alter my life just because of it. You know I still want to go out and enjoy a ball game," added Bobby.

A sentiment shared by Red Sox fan Homer Keith who took some advice from his wife Anne.

"We're going to live the way we always have. Terrorists aren't going to stop us. And she's right. We're Americans," said Homer Keith.

Indians fans and Red Sox fans filed into the stadium and the visitors said the locals could not have been nicer.

"They've given us condolences. They've said we're very sorry about what happened. Very nice people," said Keith.

Harmony...to a degree.

"Still same hatred for those Boston fans. I'll never forget 2007 the American League Championship Series," said a die-hard Cleveland fan.

Several fans told us they were sad about what happened in Boston but added it's more important than ever to be here at the ballpark.

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