Wednesday, September 16, 2015

First Time at Fenway

Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is the oldest Major League ballpark. I made my first visit there on August 1. It's obvious why Red Sox fans love this old stadium and want to keep it forever. Entering on Yawkey Way, one immediately enters a festive atmosphere cerebrating the Red Sox. The stadium itself is small by today's standards and therefore intimate; a game feels like a big family gathering. The park is largely free of the distracting amplified noise that fills every free second in most other parks. The Red Sox took on the Tampa Bay Rays and handily defeated them, 11-7.

Fenway Park

The Peanuts Movie blimp

Fenway banners

Franc Talarico, Ted Williams Jimmy Fund Statue, 2004

In 1919, The Red Sox sold Babe Ruth's contract to the New York Yankees. Smart move.

Welcome to Yawkey Way

Balloon, anyone?

Autograph Alley.  This is a great idea!

The Green Monster, looking like a Muppet
Red Sox gear

Yawkey Way from above

Inside Fenway Park

The Green Monster towers above left field. Note the vestigial ladder.

The ground crew prepares the infield

Let's take a walk over towards left field and see what else we can find.

History lesson

About the Green Monster seats

The prized Green Monster seats
Plaque about the Green Monster ladder

Left field foul pole
About those copper tanks

Copper tanks, hot water heaters memorialized. Personally, I think this is a bit much.

Back at our seats for the first pitch!

Note:  Lately, this blog has been mostly about Boston and blimps.


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