Photos: Boston’s Marty Walsh Visits Fenway Park.

Today is Opening Day for the 2015 Major League Baseball season! It’s hard to believe the winter is over and the season is back upon us. 

As has been tradition in recent years, Boston’s Mayor, Marty Walsh, came to Fenway Park this morning to recognize the start of the season and to view recent improvements and additions to the ballpark. 

The walk through also coincided with the opening of ‘Gate K,’ a concourse in the ballpark designated for kids, as well as the announcement of a Historically Black Colleges and Universities game to be played here later this month.

Here are a few moments from the morning!

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!

Photos: On The Road With The World Series Trophies.

"A young fan poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine."

“A young fan poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine.”

"A Portland Sea Dogs security guard displays the World Series trophy during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine."

“A Portland Sea Dogs security guard displays the World Series trophy during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine.”

"Former Senator of Maine George Mitchell gives remarks during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine."

“Former Senator of Maine George Mitchell gives remarks during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine.”

"Fans pose with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine."

“Fans pose with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at Hadlock Field in, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Portland, Maine.”

"Wally the Green Monster poses with the limited edition 2013 Boston Red Sox World Championship Bean Boots during an appearance at the L.L. Bean headquarters in Freeport, Maine Saturday, February 25, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“Wally the Green Monster poses with the limited edition 2013 Boston Red Sox World Championship Bean Boots during an appearance at the L.L. Bean headquarters in Freeport, Maine Saturday, February 25, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"A young boy and his mother observe fish in a fish tank at the L.L. Bean headquarters in Freeport, Maine Saturday, February 25, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“A young boy and his mother observe fish in a fish tank at the L.L. Bean headquarters in Freeport, Maine Saturday, February 25, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"Boston Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield gives remarks at Orano High School, his Alma Mater, in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“Boston Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield gives remarks at Orano High School, his Alma Mater, in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"Former Senator of Maine George Mitchell signs an autograph during an appearance at Orano High School in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“Former Senator of Maine George Mitchell signs an autograph during an appearance at Orano High School in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with University of Maine mascot Bananas during an appearance at University of Maine's Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with University of Maine mascot Bananas during an appearance at University of Maine’s Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with fans during an appearance at University of Maine's Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with fans during an appearance at University of Maine’s Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

"The University of Maine women's hockey team poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at University of Maine's Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine."

“The University of Maine women’s hockey team poses with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies during an appearance at University of Maine’s Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine Sunday, February 26, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour throughout Maine.”

Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and Yale University Mascot Boola the Bulldog pose with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies during an appearance at the Yale Child Study Center at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014  as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut."

Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and Yale University Mascot Boola the Bulldog pose with the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies during an appearance at the Yale Child Study Center at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut.”

"Boston Red Sox poet laureate and public address announcer Dick Flavin gives remarks during an appearance at Yale Law School at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014  as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut."

“Boston Red Sox poet laureate and public address announcer Dick Flavin gives remarks during an appearance at Yale Law School at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow gives remarks during an appearance at Yale Law School at Yale University, his Alma Mater, in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014  as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow gives remarks during an appearance at Yale Law School at Yale University, his Alma Mater, in New Haven, Connecticut Monday, February 27, 2014 as part of a World Series trophy tour through Connecticut.”

"A fan poses with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at American Training Center in Lowell, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts."

“A fan poses with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at American Training Center in Lowell, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts.”

"A veteran poses with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at the VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts."

“A veteran poses with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at the VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts.”

"A 101 year old veteran observes the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series championship ring during an appearance at the VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts."

“A 101 year old veteran observes the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series championship ring during an appearance at the VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts.”

"Police officers in training pose with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at the Reading Police Academy in Reading, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts."

“Police officers in training pose with the 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series trophy during an appearance at the Reading Police Academy in Reading, Massachusetts Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as part of the World Series trophy tour throughout Massachusetts.”

"Red Sox Ambassador Kali Richards (right) gives a rose to a resident at the Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine's Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston."

“Red Sox Ambassador Kali Richards (right) gives a rose to a resident at the Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine’s Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston.”

"Mayor Martin J. Walsh stands alongside the Boston Red Sox 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies as he addresses guests at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine's Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston."

“Mayor Martin J. Walsh stands alongside the Boston Red Sox 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies as he addresses guests at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine’s Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston.”

"Mayor Martin J. Walsh poses with Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine's Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston."

“Mayor Martin J. Walsh poses with Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine’s Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston.”

"Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with a resident alongside the 2004 and 2007 World Series at The Standish Village Assisted Living Center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine's Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston."

“Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with a resident alongside the 2004 and 2007 World Series at The Standish Village Assisted Living Center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine’s Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston.”

"Wally the Green Monster poses with a resident at The Standish Village Assisted Living Center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts pose alongside the 2004 and 2007 World Series trophies during the Boston Red Sox Valentine's Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston Friday, February 14, 2014."

“Wally the Green Monster poses with a resident at The Standish Village Assisted Living Center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Friday, February 14, 2014 during the Boston Red Sox Valentine’s Day caravan and World Series trophy tour to various locations in Boston.”

I’ve been busy out on the road with the Red Sox contingent lately. We’ve been all over New England, spreading the World Series cheer to schools, community centers, arenas, hospitals, stores, and everything in between.

It’s been a nice opportunity to see some of these places and small towns that I otherwise wouldn’t get the chance to see, and to meet some very friendly and interesting people. 

You can also see the effect these trophies have on those who are less fortunate or are struggling at the moment. It seems like these quick moments can go a long way.