Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/19/13
Mike Rogerson sat on a barstool at the Cask 'n Flagon, the popular tavern across the street from Fenway Park's Green Monster. As he spoke Thursday evening, the Red Sox were about 24 hours from playing their first home game since Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. "Tomorrow," Rogerson said, "can be a defining moment for this team." Rogerson, a 27-year-old South Boston resident, wasn't referring to a victory over the Kansas City Royals. He meant a moment , like Rene Rancourt's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the Boston Bruins played Wednesday. Rancourt stopped singing after a few stanzas, and the proud, tearful sellout of 17,565 took over in a moving scene viewed across the country. "I don't really know what it would be," Rogerson continued. "It'll be something like what Rene Rancourt did. It doesn't cross your mind beforehand. It just happens." Friday night, tens of thousands will come to Fenway Park to see what that something is. As the Bruins' crowd did ea...
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