Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, April 21, 2013 vs. Kansas City Royals.

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia turns a double play during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The bat of Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes is shown in the dugout at Fenway Park Monday, April 21, 2013 engraved with the words 'Boston Strong' and the names of the four victims killed in the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon."

“The bat of Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes is shown in the dugout at Fenway Park Monday, April 22, 2013 engraved with the words ‘Boston Strong’ and the names of the four victims killed in the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon.”

"A 'Boston Strong' jersey is hung in the Boston Red Sox dugout at Fenway Park Sunday, April 21, 2013 in honor of the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon."

“A ‘Boston Strong’ jersey is hung in the Boston Red Sox dugout at Fenway Park Sunday, April 21, 2013 in honor of the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon.”

It was nice to get back to a normal routine at the park yesterday, given all that’s happened. In fact, it was so normal that I didn’t come away with too many photos. 

Here are a few that I liked. 

Photos: Red Sox Baseball Resumes After Marathon Attacks.

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting the game-winning 3-run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting the game-winning 3-run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava celebrates with Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli after hitting the game-winning 3-run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava celebrates with Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli after hitting the game-winning 3-run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon.”

"The Boston Red Sox congratulate each other after defeating the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon."

“The Boston Red Sox congratulate each other after defeating the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was the first Red Sox home game since the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon.”

"Shawna Salomon of Auburn, Massachusetts kisses her son, Jacob, 3, as Blake Ratcliffe of Brighton, Massachusetts watches on Yawkey Way during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Shawna Salomon of Auburn, Massachusetts kisses her son, Jacob, 3, as Blake Ratcliffe of Brighton, Massachusetts watches on Yawkey Way during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis greets fans during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis greets fans during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"A Boston Police Officer salutes the flag during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“A Boston Police Officer salutes the flag during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Marathon Volunteer Tinamarie Sanborn of Somerville, Massachusetts gives a birthday hug to Tom Licciardello of North Andover, Massachusetts during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Marathon Volunteer Tinamarie Sanborn of Somerville, Massachusetts gives a birthday hug to Tom Licciardello of North Andover, Massachusetts during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Marathon Volunteers are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Marathon Volunteers are introduced during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"A fan wipes tears away during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“A fan wipes tears away during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"A picture of Lingzi Lu, one of the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks, is shown on the scoreboard during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“A picture of Lingzi Lu, one of the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks, is shown on the scoreboard during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"A fan holds a Boston Strong sign during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“A fan holds a Boston Strong sign during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Wally the Green Monster mascot shows his Boston Strong shoes during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Wally the Green Monster mascot shows his Boston Strong shoes during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Fans sing along to the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Fans sing along to the National Anthem during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Marathon Volunteers stand in front of the American Flag on the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Marathon Volunteers stand in front of the American Flag on the Green Monster during a pre-game ceremony honoring the victims, first responders, and others involved in the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Fans greet each other in the Green Monster Seats during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Fans greet each other in the Green Monster Seats during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

"Fans sing along to 'Sweet Caroline' during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013."

“Fans sing along to ‘Sweet Caroline’ during the first Boston Red Sox home game after the attacks on the 2013 Boston Marathon Saturday, April 20, 2013.”

Sports have a way of bringing people together. In the wake of the tragedies of the Boston Marathon, I think the city has been itching to get back to normalcy.

What better way to do that than with a Red Sox game at Fenway Park? After a city-wide lockdown during the tail end of an intense manhunt extended into Friday evening, Friday’s originally scheduled game was postponed. Today, we’ve got a double-header to make up for that game, but yesterday’s game, the first home game since the attacks, was one to remember. 

The pre-game ceremony was both solemn and comforting, and the game finished with a storybook ending – a late inning come from behind win off of Daniel Nava’s three run home run.

Here are my images from throughout the day.