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Fenway Park

Fenway Park:  Angels vs. Redsox

 

 

In 1946 the headline in the newspaper simply read “BULLSEYE!”

Ted Williams hit the longest home run in Fenway Park’s history, 502 feet.  It is clearly marked in the stadium by a single red seat in a section of green ones in the right field stands.  “Ted Williams knocks sense into Yankee fan”.  Apparently, the New Yorker occupying that seat was not paying attention and it hit him on the head, rendering him unconscious!  Lol.  I’m sorry, a line drive foul of first base I can understand but 502 feet, you have a little more time to react!

 

I expected to be impressed with Fenway (it was another park on my list of must sees) by its history and venerability.  I was not expecting to be swept away by the atmosphere…

 

On the other hand the next time those bawdy sawx fans come to SD and hassle me about how we don’t know how to support our own team I’ll give ‘em what for!  Up and down, up and down all game long…  it’s uncomfortable enough sitting in those midget seats (and I wasn’t in the originals, which are smaller still) without having to sit and stand every two minutes coz they can’t go 3 minutes without a beer in their hand.  God knows how they lasted 86 years!!!

 

Unfortunately, we arrived late and almost missed our tour but we got a shortened version with tour guide Steve Meterparel.  Ask for him personally, a more animated caricature of his own self you will never find, the stuff cartoons are made of - awesome!

 

I did discover a wonderful locals bar a little off the beaten track but not that far from the park called BUKOWSKI, after the writer (one of my faves).  They have over 140 bizarre bottle and taps beers to choose from and a great looking kitchen.

 

Fenway Park

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This FanPost was written by a member of the Gaslamp Ball community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Gaslamp Ball managers or SB Nation.

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