BOSTON (AP) - Fans eager to see the Red Sox take on the Cardinals in Game 1 of this year's World Series are shrugging off stepped-up security in a city still reeling from the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Ticket-holders were asked to leave backpacks at home Wednesday night, and security personnel used metal-detecting wands to screen ticket-holders entering Fenway Park. Boston Police stood on every nearby corner, sizing up the faces of fans as they gathered for the Fall Classic.
The precautions were a visible reminder of the April 15 bombings that killed three and wounded more than 260.
Red Sox fan Dan Griggs says he's happy with the extra security. The Boston man says he wasn't concerned about his personal safety - he was more worried about the Cardinals' pitching.

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