Boston Red Sox Pitcher's Mound Gets Rainbow Paint Job For Pride


To help kick of Boston Pride, LGBT+ baseball fans descended upon Fenway Park to see the Red Sox take on the Detroit Tigers.

And beautifully, for "2017 Pride Night @ Fenway Park," the Sox painted their pitcher's mound in the colors of the rainbow, to help celebrate the occasion.

The Sox also used the game as an opportunity to announce their sponsorship of the upcoming Gay Bowl. has the scoop:

Just one of 13 MLB teams with an LGBT-themed event advertised on their website, the Sox took the evening as an opportunity to announce their sponsorship of the Gay Bowl, an LGBT flag football tournament organized by the National Gay Flag Football League. Fellow sponsors include the New England Patriots, the first NFL team to sponsor such a competition.

The Gay Bowl is in Boston over Columbus Day weekend, October 5-8.

To celebrate, all fans were invited to attend a pregame Pride Party on the right field roof deck, and the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus sang the national anthem prior to Jordan Zimmermann’s first pitch.

H/T: New Now Next