Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Boston Red Sox would play a game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, one day removed from a citywide manhunt that shut Boston down entirely.
A man reached out from the stream of people making the trek from Kenmore Station to Fenway Park Saturday morning to shake the hand of a military police officer standing guard. “God bless you,” he said meaningfully. The Boston Red Sox would play a game against the Kansas City Royals beginning at 1 p.m. The three-game series against the Royals was supposed to begin Friday night, but the game was postponed while the city was in lockdown mode as a manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings ensued. Boston rejoiced after that suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, was arrested in Watertown just before 9 p.m. Friday. As Kenmore Square awoke Saturday morning there was a feeling of calm amid significantly heightened security. Boston …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Hubway bike share system’s official re-launch is today, coinciding with the Boston Red Sox home opener.
Coming off of a solid road start to the season, the Boston Red Sox play their first home game of the year today, the same day as Boston’s popular bike share system opens for the season. Mayor Thomas Menino announced Friday improvements for the Hubway bike share system, which officially reopens today citywide. Ninety-five of the 112 stations will be operational today. The remaining stations will go online mid-month. According to a press release, below are some new additions to Hubway for 2013: Crews will ride the entirety of the Hubway system today handing out to Hubway members free Boston Red Sox T-shirts and, free Hubway day passes and one ticket to today’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at 2:05 p.m. The New Balance Hubway teamed up …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Let us know by posting a comment below.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took over the 100-year-old home of the Red Sox Tuesday and Wednesday, filling the lyric little bandbox with, well, lyrics and a band. If it were up to you, who would get the call to perform at Fenway Park next summer? Let us know by posting a comment below. And here's the list of the bands/musicians that have played on one of baseball's most hallowed grounds in the last decade:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Red Sox owner Larry Lucchino visited Boston's City Council today to accept the council's declaration making April 25 Fenway Park Day in Boston. While there, he thanked the team's "intense" fan base along with dedicated city and state officials for making the ownership's work on the park possible. Watch the video!
Boston City Council resolution recognizes today as Fenway Park Day in recognition of the beloved park's 100th birthday this season.
At today's Boston City Council meeting, the council will declare today to be Fenway Park Day in the City of Boston. “In 100 years, I hope a celebration like this is happening again,” said Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy, referring to the 100th birthday celebration of Fenway Park on April 20. But the birthday celebrations are continuing all season long. The Boston City Council will do their part by declaring April 25, 2012, Fenway Park Day. Murphy will present members of the Fenway Park organization with an official resolution during the council's Wednesday meeting. “This gives the City and fans another chance to remember what Fenway Park means to them. If you’ve lived in Boston for any length of time, I guarantee that you …
Friday, April 13, 2012
In honor of Fenway Park's 101st season, we have put together some fun facts about baseball's crown jewel that you may not know.
In honor of Fenway Park’s 101st season kicking off today, we thought we would honor that “lyric little bandbox,” as writer John Updike famously called it, that has become as much a part of Boston as dropped “Rs,” the Charles River and disgraced public officials, with some fun facts, courtesy of funtrivia.com and baseball-statistics.com. So without further ado, here are some things you may not know about Boston baseball’s holiest of holies: Check out this report of Fenway’s first game, penned b y Boston Globe scribe T.H. Murnane. We would love to hear our Back Bay readers’ memories of Fenway over the years, and would love to share some of ours. Tell us your favorite Fenway Park moments in the comments below, and let’s get this discussion …
Is it more of the same? Or will the Sox respond?
A 1-5 start by the Red Sox has put a quick damper on the optimism of sunny Fort Myers spring training. But even managing just one win before opening day at Fenway is an improvement on last year. And, in case you don't have a good memory or decided to repress the last month of last season, the 2011 Red Sox didn't finish so well, either. Fenway Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season. The team that played the inaugural season at Fenway? They won 105 games and beat the Giants in the World Series. But as Rick Pitino might say, Smokey Joe Wood isn't walking through that door. The Red Sox have changed their manager and management. They've shuffled around some pitchers, added some outfielders and changed their shortstop. But does it…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Opening Day at Fenway this Friday marks the team's 100th season, and we're wondering what the park and the team has meant to you all these years.
"For 100 years, the joy of Fenway has been the unadorned, uncomplicated joy of the game itself -- a joy that connects us to the thread of history like little else. Over the next few weeks, as 30 major league parks open for another season, cries of "Play ball!" will ring out in parks across the country. The message will be at its purest in Fenway." Sports Illustrated writer Stephen Cannella had plenty more to say about Fenway in his recent column about the park, and we at Patch are hoping you'd like to add to the conversation as this auspicious Opening Day looms. Back Bay residents and workers: What does Fenway Park mean to you? What are your memories of Fenway? Leave a comment with your reflections on the park, the game, or just the …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sure you're acquainted with the Green Monster, but she's only 15 minutes away... isn't it time you got to know her a little better?
You're a Bostonian. You've been to Fenway. That much we can safely surmise. And of course you've heard of the Fenway Park Tours. You probaby recommended them to your friends from out of town. But have you ever actually been on one? No? Well, you should get on that asap and here's why: 5 Reasons Why Fenway Park Tours are Awesome: 1. Backstage pass to special parts of the park including the press box, Green Monster seats, luxury boxes and more. 2. Super-knowledgeable tour guides. 3. Really good Yankee jokes. 4. Cheap tickets: $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $10 for kids. 5. You're going up and down lots of stairs so yeah, you totally deserve a Fenway dog and no, you don't have to feel guilty about it. On non-game days, tours run daily 9 a.…