Mo Vaughn of the Boston Red Sox watches his fourth

Mo Vaughn, who played eight years for the Boston Red Sox, took out a half-page ad in The Boston Globe Thursday saying the city of Boston is “the greatest sports town in the country”.

The ad:

“As a former Major League Baseball player, I spent 8 years playing in the greatest sports town in the country. I’m deeply saddened by the tragic events that took place this past Monday at The Boston Marathon. Patriots Day is the one day each year that this great city celebrates the bravery and heroism of the people that live here. As a community, you quickly pulled together by rushing to the aid of the many injured — first responders, runners and the spectators themselves — you all are heroes in my eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the City of Boston, especially to the families and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured in this horrible incident.”

“Boston Will March On.”

H/T to NESN.com