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Paw Sox pitch in to help victims

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By: Melissa Toupin

After the bombings people from all over are tying to find ways to show their support and help those who were affected. Last night the Bruins and Celtics were part of emotional tributes to the victims, and today it was the Paw Sox turn.

The flags at McCoy Stadium fly at half staff. The Paw Sox organization held a moment of silence during Thursday afternoons game for the three victims of Monday's marathon bombings. The gesture touching Alexis Cobb of Kingston who was just blocks away from the finish line during the explosions.

"I was shaking. It was utterly terrifying. I've never felt like that in my life," said Cobb who was there volunteering with the Boston Athletic Association. 

Hundreds of baseball fans turned out for the afternoon game. Tributes were evident throughout the stadium from children with 'Boston Strong' painted on their bodies to players trading in their usual caps for the Boston Red Sox 'B'. It was a sign of solidarity for their major league counterparts. 

"We just thought as the affiliate of the red sox it only made sense for us to put on the 'B', to be strong," said Paw Sox President Mike Tamburro.

Everyone is trying to do their part to strike back after the horrific attack. Cobb says she is grateful she could take part.

"I wish I could have done more and it's really nice to see all these people banning together to help those people," said Cobb.

The players plan to autograph the Boston hats. They will then be auctioned off. The proceeds will go to One Fund Boston to help victims and their families.

For more information you can go to the Paw Sox web site. Click here.

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