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Felger: Giancarlo Stanton would be like David Ortiz or Manny Ramirez in middle of Red Sox lineup

Felger: Giancarlo Stanton would be like David Ortiz or Manny Ramirez in middle of Red Sox lineup

Michael Felger says Giancarlo Stanton would give the Red Sox the power in the middle of the lineup that they are missing without David Ortiz

Twitter buzzing after wild first pitch at Fenway

Twitter buzzing after wild first pitch at Fenway

Wednesday’s ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park was touching, somewhat painful and humorous all at once.

Cancer survivor Jordan Leandre delivered the pitch to Mike Andrews, a member of the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox team that was being honored for its 50th anniversary. Leandre, a huge Red Sox fan, famously ran the bases after delivering a first pitch in 2007. Ten years later, he returned on another Jimmy Fund telethon-fundraiser day.

The pitch on Wednesday, however, missed up and away, and sailed into the crotch of a photographer standing near the backstop, Tony Capobianco.

The ball appears to strike Capobianco directly between the legs. But Capobianco said he was hit in the groin, avoiding a more painful outcome.

Capobianco did capture the moment in progress.

Leandre took to Twitter shortly after to joke about the pitch

Members of the 1967 team, including Carl Yastrzemski, were watching on the infield as the pitch was delivered.