The sports section of the Chicago Tribune expressed solidarity with the city of Boston on Tuesday with a moving tribute on its front page.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 16, 2013
Underneath the individual references to the Boston-area sports teams was a touching message to people in Boston reeling from the deadly bombing at the finish line of the marathon.
Here is a brief section:
As much as it is anathema for a Chicago fan to root for any other town -- especially Beantown and all of its championships -- here we are.
"Hang in there, Boston."
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"It’s unconventional, no doubt. But it seems to have struck a chord," Mike Kellams, the Chicago Tribune associate sports managing editor, told Ed Sherman of Shermanreport.com. "Rooting for Boston — a town expecting to win titles in all sports so often — is a little hard to fathom from a sports point of view. But there’s no doubt we’re cheering for Boston to find these guys and make their world safe again."