Kennedy Throws First Pitch at Fenway

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2009 3:47 PM CDT
Sen. Edward Kennedy throws out the ceremonial first pitch.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Sen. Ted Kennedy earned a rousing ovation from the Red Sox faithful today as he threw out the first pitch at Fenway, the Boston Globe reports from Opening Day. Kennedy, battling brain cancer, rode in from the outfield on a cart driven by team legend Jim Rice. Kennedy’s first throw to Rice, who set up about 5 feet away, hit the dirt, but his do-over reached Rice's glove.