Sunday, July 25, 2004

John Kerry Diverts His Plane to See Red Sox-Yanks Game

John Kerry made a surprise visit to Boston for the Yankees-Red Sox baseball game on Sunday by secretly entering a city tightly secured for the Democratic convention that will nominate him for president.

"This plane is diverted," Kerry told reporters aboard his chartered Boeing 757 shortly after it left Columbus, Ohio, ostensibly for Titusville, Florida.

"It's a wonderful rivalry and it's a great event," Kerry said. "I love the Red Sox, the idea of missing a Yankees-Red Sox series right before convention week was not acceptable."

John Kerry arrives on the field at Fenway Park in Boston, with his wife Teresa Heinz-Kerry. (Jim Young/Reuters)

John Kerry smiles before throwing out the first pitch before the start of the game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

John Kerry winds up to throw out the first pitch before the start of the game. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

John Kerry throws out the first pitch at Fenway Park. (Jim Young/Reuters)

John Kerry throws out the first pitch at the Red Sox Yankees game at Fenway Park! (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

John Kerry speaks to veteran Will Pumyea after Kerry threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park for the Red Sox vs Yankees game. (Jim Young/Reuters)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic photos. Wish I'd been there!

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kerry's first pitch and its a balk!

1:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supposed to have made a surprise visit yet throws the first pitch. I would be very surprised if this isnt a LIE. Nice try on the pitch though. Better luck in '08.

2:28 AM  

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