Patriots dedicate black seat to honor POWMIAs


Patriots dedicate black seat to honor POWMIAs

FOXBORO -- At a ceremony inside Gillette Stadium overlooking the Patriots home field, the team dedicated a black seat to be permanently unoccupied to honor American POWMIAs.

"What an exciting day," said Patriots owner Robert Kraft. "Thank you all for coming here today. This is pretty cool and just another small way we have a chance to support all the great military folks who do so many great things for this country and in many ways are still under-appreciated in my opinion."

Over 100 members of Rolling Thunder Massachusetts Chapter 1 arrived at the ceremony on their motorcycles and cheered loudly after Kraft thanked them for their presence.

"I hope we roll like that Sunday against Buffalo," Kraft exclaimed.

Former Patriots and veteran military members Gino Cappelletti and Tom Yewcic were among those in attendance for the dedication. Cappelletti served in the Army from 1956-58 as an artillery specialist. Yewcic served as an Army lieutenant from 1955-57.

Gillette Stadium is the first major professional sports venue to dedicate a seat in recognition of POWMIAs.

Sunday's Red Sox-Rangers lineups: Boston needs the good Buchholz to show up


Sunday's Red Sox-Rangers lineups: Boston needs the good Buchholz to show up

Clay Buchholz hopes ot lead off the afternoon game better than his last start, where he game up a home run and double to leadoff the game against Chicago.

The righty has a career 4.10 ERA against Texas in 41.2 innings pitched against Texas with a 1-5 record.

Unfortunately for Boston, Buchholz is even worse at Globe Life Park. The righty is 0-3 with a 5.82 ERA in 21.2 at the Rangers home field.

The lineups:

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Bryce Brentz DH
Travis Shaw 3B
Sandy Leon C
Ryan LaMarre LF
Clay Buchholz RHP

Shin-Soo Choo RF
Ian Desmond CF
Nomar Mazara LF
Adrian Beltre 3B
Prince Fielder DH
Roughned Odor 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Mitch Moreland 1B
Bryan Holaday C
Martin Perez LHP