04/21/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT
Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino teamed up to send their best wishes to fellow Red Sox fan Stephen King, who is recovering from injuries he suffered after being struck by a van last month. So fierce is King's loyalty to the Sox that in his latest scary story, "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon," he makes reference to the team's ace relief pitcher. "We all love Tom Gordon," Menino wrote on a giant get-well card, which will remain in the Boston Public Library for a few weeks in order that members of the public might sign it, too.
- King, meanwhile, has been getting around in a wheelchair. Officials at Central Maine Medical Center say King is about ready to start putting some weight on his right leg, which was badly broken in the accident.