If able, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park on Monday:
Kennedy, who has been battling brain cancer for the past year, returned to Capitol Hill last week after an extended absence. Because of his medical condition, Kennedy's availability for Monday is uncertain.
The Red Sox also plan to have their players walk past fans in seating areas throughout Fenway Park during pregame introductions Monday.
I've never really been for politicians throwing out first pitches (except, of course, the President), but I think in this case it's a little more special. Personally, I'd choose Bill Mueller to do it, but I never get my way...