Photos: Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Ceremony.

"The sun rises over Fenway Park on the morning of the 2014 Boston Red Sox home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The sun rises over Fenway Park on the morning of the 2014 Boston Red Sox home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A Josten's representative prepares a 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A Josten’s representative prepares a 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series ring before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The World Series Most Valuable Player ring, awarded to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, is prepared before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The World Series Most Valuable Player ring, awarded to Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, is prepared before the ring ceremony on Opening Day Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo gets an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a meet and greet before the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opening day and World Series ring ceremony Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo gets an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez during a meet and greet before the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opening day and World Series ring ceremony Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The 2013 World Series championship banner is dropped over the Green Monster during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The 2013 World Series championship banner is dropped over the Green Monster during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and other victims, families, and heroes involved with the Boston Marathon bombings are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Marathon hero Carlos Arredondo and other victims, families, and heroes involved with the Boston Marathon bombings are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli receive their rings during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli receive their rings during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia receives his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia receives his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displays his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts displays his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross puts on his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross puts on his ring during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz high fives teammates during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz high fives teammates during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wears his 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings and 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player ring on a necklace during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wears his 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series rings and 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player ring on a necklace during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Members of the Hanscom Air Force Base assist in a flag drop of the American flag during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Members of the Hanscom Air Force Base assist in a flag drop of the American flag during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe and former Boston Red Sox players Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Pedro Martinez hold championship trophies before they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe and former Boston Red Sox players Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, and Pedro Martinez hold championship trophies before they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"(From left to right) Former Boston Red Sox players Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe, former Boston Bruins player Mark Recchi, and former New England Patriots players Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, and Ty Law display championship trophies as they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“(From left to right) Former Boston Red Sox players Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek, former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino, former Boston Celtics player Leon Powe, former Boston Bruins player Mark Recchi, and former New England Patriots players Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, and Ty Law display championship trophies as they are introduced during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino jokes with current Mayor Marty Walsh before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino jokes with current Mayor Marty Walsh before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Boston Red Sox World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A grounds crew member changes bases during the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A grounds crew member changes bases during the Boston Red Sox 2014 home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks signs autographs during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks signs autographs during the World Series ring ceremony at the 2014 season home opener Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore slides as he steals third base during the second inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore slides as he steals third base during the second inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a solo home run during the third inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hits a solo home run during the third inning of the 2014 home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 4, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s great to be back in baseball season, and we had a memorable Opening Day to begin the 2014 baseball season here at Fenway Park. In following our tradition, we were here early to shoot the sunrise over the park. This year, we shot video as well, and produced the quick video piece posted above for the Red Sox Instagram account. 

Minutes after the sun came up, an armored truck carrying a special delivery showed up to the ballpark. 

The truck was, of course, hauling the hardware. The 2013 World Series rings had arrived for a special pre-game ring ceremony honoring the 2013 world champion Boston Red Sox. These are some of the highlights from a fantastic ceremony.

Happy baseball season!

Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

"Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombings, waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013."

“Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombings, waves to the crowd before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013.”

"Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombings, is wheeled onto the field by Carlos Arredondo, a Marathon spectator who carried Bauman to safety,  before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013."

“Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombings, is wheeled onto the field by Carlos Arredondo, a Marathon spectator who carried Bauman to safety. Bauman and Arredondo threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013.”

"Fenway Park is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fenway Park is shown during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans watch as a boy is shown on the centerfield scoreboard during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013."

“Fans watch as a boy is shown on the centerfield scoreboard during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, May 28, 2013.”

I don’t have much to show from last night’s game itself, but it’s what happened before the game that was most important. Throwing out the ceremonial first pitches last night were two faces of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The first was Jeff Bauman, a Marathon spectator who lost both of his legs in the bombings. The second was Carlos Arredondo, the now recognizable man in the cowboy hat who wheeled Bauman to safety. Both were captured in this memorable photo by Charlie Krupa of the Associated Press.

An emotional pre-game ceremony last night for sure.