Green Monster & Red Sox
The Green Monster is a popular nickname for the thirty-seven foot, two-inch (11.33 m) high left field wall at Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of Major League Baseball’s American League Eastern Division. /5
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Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon over the Green Monster for the win!
I added a video to a playlist 2009 Red Sox: Jason Bay hits a home run over the Green Monster vs
HANLEY DOES IT AGAIN!. Ramirez crushes a HR over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 5-4 lead over the Yankees. https…
Ex-Yankee Chris Young to attack Green Monster -- for the Red Sox - ESPN (blog)
Oh yeah bucket list. Go to Fenway Stadium for an Angels vs. Red Sox game and see the green monster in person.
Suggestion for death penalty of Boston Bomber- do it live before Red Sox game, then hang body over "green monster" in Fenway for few days.
Wally the Green Monster's wiki: "David "Big Papi" Ortiz came to Boston and had a break out year in 2003 with the Red Sox. Ron Jackson was...
Boston Trip - Red Sox versus Yankees at oldest stadium on Major Leagues, 1912. Got to see Derek Jeter, Big Papi and Ichuru Suzuki play. Tried a Boston Frank. It is not as good as Chicago dog, but decent. Comes on white bread, no bun. Got to go up to "Green Monster." Saw Ted Williams "red seat" for his longest home run. It's a shrine. The Boston fan i was talking to next to me, said Ted's home run was a real "shawwhhht." I was like what the *** is he saying. Deb said "He is saying it was "a real shot." lol. Heard nothing but Boston accents. On every tour (tawh) the gave us "mops" (maps). Lots of Yankee fans there, but rivalry wasn't as crazy as Cubs/Sox games. There was a Yankee fan next to me, and he was dissing the Red Sox, and I pointed to my shirt and said "White Sox!" He was very confused. Very interesting park right in the middle of a neighborhood like Wrigley, except very Blue Collar. Very small and cramped inside, so we loved it, felt part of the baseball culture. Always lik ...
John Kruk is contemplating jumping off the Green Monster since the Red Sox lost
I suppose Red Sox fans could content themselves for the next couple of months watching Yoenis Cespedes playing balls off the Green Monster like a y
The Kearney honeymoon landed in Boston today for a Red Sox game! Is there anything cooler than a Nicholls baseball hat next to the Green Monster?
Somebody you know is going to Fenway Park for batting practice, Fenway Park Tour including Green Monster & Executive Member Club Level/Red Sox Hall of Fame. photos on Right Field Roof Deck, special VIP tables, food, drink & Red Sox vs Cincinnati Reds. I'm so excited I might faint! :) I love baseball!
Ive always wanted to watch a red sox game on the Green Monster .
Paulie takes you inside the Boston Red Sox home Fenway Park and batting practice high above the Green Monster in his first ever tour of the ballpark. What we.
Red Sox 2013 World Series trophy will be at Ruben James on Sunday, February 16th at 2:30. Get your picture taken with Wally the Green Monster. Hope to see you here!
Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster experiences a day in Japan with the team's 2013 World Series trophy
Red Sox relievers Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa, along with Wally the Green Monster, showcase the 2013 World Series trophy in Japan
This Sunday, the 2014 World Series Trophy will make it's way to Bangor and Orono! Officials from the Red Sox organization along with Wally the Green Monster, the Red Sox mascot, will present the World Series Championship Trophy for viewing at both the Cross Insurance Center and at the Alfond Arena!
The 2013 holiday season is here. Already? Each passing year seems to morph into the next, leaving each subsequent year looking disturbingly similar to the previous. After all, what events actually transpired this year: extreme weather, CHECK; politicians arguing over petty differences, CHECK; children being enslaved, CHECK; school and mall shootings, CHECK, CHECK. So then, how should we differentiate 2013? Breaking Bad? Wrecking Ball? Fracking? Twerking? On all levels, it has been a year of ECCH! Speaking of Ecch, 2013 will be remembered for the year that the Red Sox reached puberty and began growing facial hair. World champions? Scruffy beards? I guess they now consider themselves the chosen people. I for one would like to propose that the Red Sox swap out their baseball caps for yarmulkes and change the name of the Green Monster to the West Bank. If so, the team would be wise to implement strict security clearances to avoid jihadists infiltrating the Red Sox bull pen. Truthfully, the jihad ...
Pitcher Roy Halladay is retiring today as a Blue Jay. What a great competitor. The Holland clan got to see him take the bump in Fenway Park during late August of 2009. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon for baseball. Our seats were down the right field line near the bullpens. What struck me was Halladay was the first player from either team on the field two hours before the game. All by himself - in the outfield. His stretching routine was incredible. Very focused and committed to his craft. Halladay didn't have his best stuff on this day. Red Sox won 7-0 thanks to spot starter Paul Byrd. Rocco Baldelli hit a absolute bomb off of Halladay over the Green Monster.
Wally the Green Monster, & more at Brooksby Village's Red Sox Rally in Peabody at 1pm today
The Boston Red Sox are parading from the Green Monster to the Charles River on Saturday to celebrate a most improbable journey.
Michael Wacha wins again in October as Cards even World Series... BOSTON -- Michael Wacha and his Cardinals bullpen provided the power pitching. Carlos Beltran, injected with a painkiller, came through with a huge hit. And this time, it was the Red Sox who were tripped up by fielding failures. Wacha bested John Lackey in a matchup of present and past rookie sensations, and St. Louis beat Boston 4-2 on Thursday night to even the World Series at a game apiece. "Somebody would have to kill me in order for me to get out of the lineup," said Beltran, undeterred by bruised ribs that landed him at the hospital a night earlier. Matt Holliday tripled and scored on Yadier Molina's fourth-inning grounder, but David Ortiz put Boston ahead 2-1 in the sixth when he pounced on an 85 mph changeup for a two-run homer just over the Green Monster in left field. That ended Wacha's scoreless streak at 18 2/3 innings -- a rookie record for a single postseason -- but it was all he gave up. Selected by St. Louis last year with t ...
My favorite Red Sox story. Red Sox story I would have to give you a bit of history. When I grew up and was very young I was a Yankee fan as I was introduced to baseball by my grandfather and watching him listen to Yankee games with his red transistor radio in the lounge chair at my parents house. Then something changed the Red Sox had this player named Carl Yastrzemski who became my favorite player since I was also an outfielder as I began to play baseball. Over the years I've continue to follow and be a Die Hard fan of the Red Sox, but for various reasons never ever I was there for a game at Fenway; however all those things were to change in the summer of 2012. My daughter and I had planned a trip to Boston finally and we were going to sit on the Green Monster. So the day was different than others I did not get up and start reading about my beloved Red Sox from their website as I had my breakfast because we were getting on the road we were going to Boston. We arrived in time so that we could get tickets ...
Reds owners' delight as Boston Red Sox reach World Series John Henry's pride as Sox home in on third title in a decade Just twelve months after their worst season in almost 50 years, the Boston Red Sox - the baseball team belonging to Liverpool FC owners Fenway Sports Group - are heading back to the World Series. On Saturday night at a packed-out Fenway Park in Boston they defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2 to complete a four games to two victory in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Trailing 2-1 heading into the home half of the seventh inning, the Red Sox blew the contest wide open when veteran outfielder Shane Victorino hammered a Grand Slam homer over the Green Monster in left field scoring four runs. The Sox held on from that point with the ALCS Most Valuable Player, relief pitcher Koji Uehara, earning his third save of the series to close out the contest. Delighted franchise owner, John W Henry , said: "I'm so proud of this team and what they've done. We’ve been to the World Serie ...
Two Grand Slams in the postseason. Impressive! hane Victorino’s Grand Slam puts the Red Sox back on top in the seventh inning of Game 6 Bill Baer Oct 19, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT 43 Comments ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game One Getty Images Shane Victorino stopped switch-hitting again. For the Red Sox, it’s a good thing he did. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh, Victorino drove a Jose Veras curve down the left field line into the seats atop the Green Monster. The Red Sox took back the lead, 5-2 with six outs left in the game. The seventh inning started with Max Scherzer looking to continue his sterling performance against the Red Sox, but Jonny Gomes led off with a double off of the Monster, just inches from becoming a game-tying solo home run. After Stephen Drew struck out, Xander Bogaerts impressively worked the count to draw a walk, ending Scherzer’s night. Tigers manager Jim Leyland brought in lefty Drew Smyly to face the left-handed Jacoby Ellsbury. Ellsbury ...
RED SOX MOUNT IMPROBABLE COMEBACK, WALK OFF WINNERS OF GAME 2 TO EVEN ALCS AT 1-1 Has the sleeping giant risen from his slumber? The Red Sox led the American League in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and (of course) OPS during the regular season, but between Game 1 and the fifth inning of Game 2, they looked more like the Miami Marlins. They were no-hit through eight and two-thirds innings in Game 1 and didn’t get their first hit until the sixth inning in Game 2. It was rough to watch for Sox fans. Behind 5-1, the Red Sox pushed across one run in the sixth inning on Dustin Pedroia‘s RBI double off of the Green Monster, but down four runs, it looked like it was too little, too late, especially with the way Scherzer was pitching. Scherzer was lifted after seven innings and 108 pitches, giving way to the same bullpen that very nearly preserved Anibal Sanchez‘s no-hitter in Game 1. But the combination of Jose Veras, Drew Smyly, Al Alburquerque, and Joaquin Benoit could not halt a Red Sox comeba ...
So liaten all yankee fan.,,n im the biggest in my mind,,im rootin for Red Sox cauae im not a hater,,im a ballplayer,, n my good friends know that,,im dropping the American flag on the Green Monster tomm at Febway,,,im just a baseball fan! :)
Wally the Green Monster has never been a mascot of many words, but Jenny Dell has been on a mission to change that. Wally has been seen out and about showing his support for the Red Sox with his pe...
Despite objections from residents and one board member, the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Thursday authorized a $7.3 million deal to let the Red Sox use two public streets near Fenway Park for game-day concessions and seating over the Green Monster. The arrangement grants the Red Sox permission…
JOB OPPORTUNITY!!Are you able to leap the Green Monster in a single bound? The Boston Red Sox are hiring a hard-working heavy hitter to join their inaugural Rotational Business Initiative (RBI) program. In this exclusive job opportunity, you'll assist the many business operations of the club, helping The Sox continue their tradition of being one of the most storied franchises in baseball history. Your rotation could include assignments in Client Services, Ballpark Operations, Red Sox Sales Academy, Marketing, Ticket Sales, and Fan Services and Entertainment. It's another Cool Job, available only at Monster.
6/4/13: David Ortiz hammers a double off the Green Monster to knock in Daniel Nava, staking the Red Sox to an early 1-0 lead in the first
So here I sit, starting to write a couple of reports for counseling class.before I sat down I was flipping thru the "guide" for dish tv and came across the MLB network. Yes we get that channel and low and behold, the Red Sox are playing the Pirates. They are playing a their new Spring Training ball park..."Jet Blue" park. It looks just like Fenway. All the dimensions are the same, except there is no "Green Monster" If you watch baseball and there is that "center field" camera view of the pitcher to the plate, you would think they were at Fenway.I think it's pretty cool. Welcome to the Sox Mr. Mike Napoli, 1st at bat with an RBI single.it is only Spring Training Steve...chill out!
2013 Spring Training marks the sophomore season of JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Spring Training ballpark and adjoining Player Development Complex for the Boston Red Sox in Lee County, Florida. A number of the characteristics of the ballpark are taken from Fenway Park, including a "Green Monster...
REGISTER NOW FOR OPENING DAY, YANKEES, GREEN MONSTER AND BUD DECK TICKETS! Register now to purchase tickets for the 2013 Random Drawings presented by MasterCard. It's that time of year again. Want to see the Red Sox in their home opener at Fenway Park? Experience one of the best rivalries in sports when the Sox battle the New York Yankees? Enjoy some of the most exciting seats in baseball atop the Green Monster? Take in a game with your friends on the Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck? Now is your chance! Starting at noon today, register for your chance at the most popular tickets of the season. Register for one, two, or all three separate drawings. Winners will have the opportunity to purchase up to four (4) tickets in the drawing for which they are selected. Register Now
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BREAKING NEWS: Red Sox announce Curt Schilling has been hired as Special Assistant to Wally the Green Monster.
13 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... BOSTON!!! * It's the largest city in New England * Home of great sports teams - Bruins, Red Sox & Celtics * Do Not visit in Winter!!! Too Cold!!! * Famous for the Boston Tea Party * Known for Historic Neighbourhoods dating back to the 1700's * Features the Green Monster at Fenway Park * Fabulous CRUISE PORT for heading out on New England Cruises * Home of Paul Revere and other Revolutionary War History * Great starting point for Fall Colour Tours of Autumn Foliage * Home to Harvard University * See Great Museums & Galleries - Institute of Contemporary Art * Hosts The Boston Marathon * Has a lot of Firsts in North America ie Lighthouse & Subway
I still wanna go to Boston to watch a Red Sox game. The home of Ted Williams and the Green Monster.
Brr! October baseball in Boston for a Red Sox game atop the Green Monster table seats at Fenway Park w/Sabes x3 clan!
So, it looks like the biggest perk of being a Red Sox season ticket holder is that I get to take batting practice at Fenway Park in a couple weeks! Green Monster watch out!
Crazy week! Lobbied congressmen in D.C., visited the U.S. Capitol Building on 9/11, sat on the Green Monster Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox play the Yankees, saw myself on ESPN, presented/did research at two derm conferences, saw President Obama in Denver , watched the sunrise while driving across Central Idaho. And with all that, the unquestionable highlight of the week... coming home to my wife after 2 months in Boston.
No matter the outcome, I never regret going to a Red Sox game. There is nothing like hearing the ball hit the scoreboard, or seeing a homerun go over the Green Monster. Singing "Sweet Caroline," and hearing fans cheer in the bottom of the ninth "Let's go Red Sox, let's go" with only one out left and down by two is absolutely surreal. Happy 100th Birthday Fenway Park! I wouldn't have missed this milestone in baseball history for anything!
Rajai Davis makes a great catch in front of the scoreboard on the green monster! 5-2 Blue Jays over the Red Sox going to the 8th!
We took a trip to Boston to see Fenway Park for it's 100th Anniversary. We got to go up on the Green Monster and watch the Red Sox batting practice and found out that Boston is a really expensive town. It cost us $143 to park our car at the hotel for three days!!
Adrian Gonzalez likes making excuses that is for sure. Last year he blames Red Sox bad September on playing too many Sunday night games. Now he says lack of power hitting was due to Green Monster. I guess he forgot he had several home runs that only went 311 feet over the monster, outs in other ball parks. Hopefully he has stopped lending his cell phone to teammates to text owners.
Tomorrow? Stadium The green monster at Fenway Park. Boston Red Sox vs the Kansas City Royals. Been waiting a long time to see this park in person.
Gonzalez, Beckett, Crawford and Punto for Loney De La Rosa & 3 minor leaguers? Is that real... waiting for the deal to be signed. When that's done LA will officially have stolen the Green Monster. De La Rosa is the ONLY quality player the Red Sox will get in return. I guess Boston is rebuilding and the Dodgers about about to become the 2nd best all around team in MLB (STL is still with a close 3rd to NYY)
Via MLB Trade Rumors we find out that the Red Sox have placed 1st baseman Adrian Gonzalez on Trade Waivers. They note: At one point this summer, the Dodgers inquired on the slugger, though its not clear how receptive the Red Sox were to the interest. Ned Colletti & Co. reportedly offered pieces that could help Boston in the future, though the Dodgers' farm system isn't tremendously deep. So, do you think the Dodgers make a claim for him? If they do, will a deal even get done? Remember, we claimed Cliff Lee earlier this month and that was all for naught. Nevertheless, if the Dodgers do make a claim the Red Sox can: Remove him from the wire and keep him, Let the Dodgers take him for no additional compensation to them (thereby allowing the Dodgers to take over the remaining portion of his contract), or Make a deal with the Dodgers, via a trade. Based on MLB Trade Rumors notes above a trade would have to be the route. I wonder who the Dodgers would have to give up to get this done. Would they take Uribe? ...
Alright, friend got tix to see the Royals and Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park. Weather looks good, afternoon game, beers and hot dogs at the Green Monster.
My first Red Sox game, in June of either 1993 or 1994 and Frank Viola was the pitcher and if I'm not mistaken, the Sox played the Tigers and won 7-0. Me and my daad, Bill Moore, had tickets to sit on the 3rd base side. I remember thinking how overwhelming it was to be there. The net was still up over the Green Monster. Although by today's standards, the stadium to me was amazingly huge and the seating adequate. Smells of frehly made popcorn, peanuts, and hot dogs filled my little 12/13 year old nose and my mouth watered. I knew I was at home and that nothing ever would take this or any following moment there away from me. My grandfather (RIP), would watch the games at his house and no matter if they were winning or losing, he always watched and so did I. That was in 1995 and I had been a diehard Red Sox fan for a couple of years at that point. One of God's helpless creatures. A hopeless romantic who basks in the glory of victory and yet throws a beer in the face of defeat. Heartache? *** tha ...
Darth Vader and Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster are ready for Futures at Fenway on August 18
Jon and Heath headed to Boston early this morning for a father/son, Rangers vs. Red Sox weekend. Watch for them Sunday night, sitting on the Green Monster in their Rangers gear. They may know somebody at Fox Sports that will put them on t.v.! ;) Hannah comes home from here journey to Australia on Monday! Be ready to see lots of pics. And the last positive note for the day...I still have all my hair. :)
Brian Dozier had another great game in Twins 5-0 win over the Red Sox in Boston. He had 3 hits in 5 at bats, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI and a homer over the Green Monster. That was his first career HR in Boston and to hit it over the Monster was great. Write up said his family was attending the game. The Twins are a coming team. Dozier also made couple of fine defensive plays. Hde looks like he is going to be a solid professional for quite a while. Ole Maw Dozier woukld be proud! Way to go hometown boy!
I'm glad Wally the Green Monster was found.. Too bad the Red Sox are currently in last place in the American League East. Lol.
Ever wanted to picnic on Fenway's manicured outfield grass, in the shadow of the Green Monster? Well, you're in luck. On Sunday, August 5, one hour after the Red Sox' 1:35 p.m. ET game against the Minnesota Twins, fans are invited to Picnic in the Park, a charity event designed to benefit the Red So...
My view of the Green Monster at the game Red Sox vs. Blue Jays tonight!!
Dark Knight was good. The theater was awesome. Had a Gorgonzola burger and Green Monster shake at Tasty Burger across from Fenway Park. Heading back that way for my first Red Sox game in a couple of hours. Found out what Fenway actually means. Heck of a "me" day.
Joan Rivers is sitting in the Green Monster seats at the Red Sox game tonight. Fenway Park is probably the only place that has had more work done to it than she has over the last 100 years.
Boston.com shared the following link and had this to say about it: Cody Ross hit a pair of three-run homers in Boston's 10-1 rout. Ross and Adrian Gonzalez used the Green Monster for target practice, combining for three home runs (all aver the Wall) and driving in all of the runs in the Red Sox 10-1 win.
7/16/12: Adrian Gonzalez lifts a pitch the other way and over the Green Monster for a three-run homer to give the Red Sox a lead
What a weekend.4 home runs for Andruw Jones (former Braves) over the Green Monster at Fenway...now the YANKEES have a 7 game lead and Red Sox back on the bottom...
Yankees beat the Red Sox 7-3 and take the series 3-1 to finish the 1st 1/2 of the season. Jones hit another blast over the Green Monster and Jeter got 3 hits. Nova went 6IP with 6H, 1ER, 2BB and 10K. Boston's 1st baseman Adrian Gonzales left the game early with what I believe was cause of menstrual cramps.
7/6/12: Cody Ross crushes a solo blast over the Green Monster and into the parking lot to cut the Red Sox's deficit to 10-8 in the seventh
All you Red Sox fans out there .. we are selling raffle tickets for 2 Green Monster seats for the Sunday, August 26, 2012 game against the Kansas City Royals. Tickets are $10 each and benefit Legacy Bridge, an organization that provides developmental, educational and humanitarian support to kids in Russian orphanages. Let me know if you'd like tickets!
Mickey Mantle: The American Dream Comes To Life This Day in Mickey Mantle History: June 28, 1966: Mickey has another career two-homer game, driving in all three Yankees’ runs. He starts with a two-run lefty blast slammed deep into the bleachers in right-center in the first, then slices a lefty opposite-field solo shot in the eighth onto the screen above the Green Monster in left that gets him a standing ovation from Red Sox fans in a 5-3 loss at Fenway Park.
GCL Red Sox game (rookie league) at JetBlue Stadium built to resemble Fenway guess who was there on rehab assignment Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford fun! Pic is Amy David and Michael sitting on Green Monster
My wife is texting me from Fenway Park. I am sooo jealous. She is watching the Bluejays and Red Sox game tonite from the Green Monster.
Jason Heyward with a homer over the Green Monster. Still fighting back though 7-4 Red Sox
While many players like Luke Scott love to talk trash about the Fenway Faithful, Mark Beuhrle had nothing but kind words about Fenway Park and playing ball at Fenway against the Red Sox: "To me, of all the old ballparks, Wrigley, [old] Yankee Stadium and Fenway, this is my favorite older stadium," Buehrle said of Fenway. "I don't know why. Obviously, the Green Monster out there, the history. I've had some good memories there. It's a fun place to go to."
6/10/12: Danny Espinosa blasts a double off the Green Monster in the seventh to plate a pair and give the Nationals the lead
Green Monster here we come! Just bought tickets for a Red Sox game at historic Fenway Park during our trip in July. Can't wait for the family to experience this baseball mecca. It'll be my second visit. So amped!
HELLO EVERYONE!! MY FRIEND RENE WANTED ME TO PASS THIS ON TO ALL MY FB FRIENDS!! They have had a slow start, but the Fenway faithful know that the Red Sox are going to begin a positive trend in June! This is why you need to buy a raffle ticket for 2 special Green Monster seats for the Sat, June 9th, 4PM game against the Washington Nationals. Tickets are located in SEC/BOX M7, Row 3 seats 5 & 6 and are valued at $330. Each raffle ticket cost $5 and all proceeds will go to the family of Danielle Etter, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The money will help offset the costs associated with her treatments. To purchase the raffle tickets, send a check to Rene Frye, 11 Johnson Drive, Lakeville, MA 02347. Please be sure to include your contact info. Drawing to determine the lucky winner of the two tickets will be held on June 3, 2012.
Prediction: Giancarlo Stanton will put a hole in the Green Monster within a month of starting his Red Sox career in 2017. Big Boy Laser Show
So glad I recorded this game...wouldn't wanna miss this beating of the Red Sox by A's hitters :) Looks like Cody Ross needs to learn how to play the Green Monster if he's gonna be in the lineup consistently...oh and Brandon Inge is feasting on the playing time GO A's!
The 100th Birthday Celebration for our Red Sox was wonderful - very heartfelt - with so many of the former players walking onto the field, the music, jet fly over, the American flag draping over the Green Monster wall - nostalgic. You could really see the Red Sox faces light up in awe - just like the audience.
Video on msnbc.com: Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle talk with Red Sox scoreboard guy Christian Elias, who has worked the Green Monster for 22 years. Elias tells Geist and Barnicle some of the magic behind the job and shows them some legendary autographs inside the walls of the Green Monster.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FENWAY PAHK - This is the piece I wrote for the Gazette 11 years ago, headlined "This octogenarian deserves a new lease on life": It may be Super Bowl Sunday, but I've got a different game on the brain today - baseball - and, specifically, the plan to replace what is almost universally regarded as the best stadium in the Major Leagues to watch it played. I'm talking about Fenway, Boston's "lyric little bandbox" of a ballpahk, as John Updike once called it. It's more than a three-hour drive from these parts, and ticket prices are the highest on average in the Major Leagues, but I know many, many Capital Region baseball fans who visit the shrine every year with nary the bat of an eyelash. I went to my first game at Fenway in 1961 - the Yankees trounced the Red Sox, 12-4, as they often did in those days - and I've been back dozens of times since. In the intervening years, I've also been to several other big-league parks, including old charmers like Wrigley Field, newer multiuse bombs like Oly ...
No game was played at Fenway on its 50th anniversary in 1962, but they played the day before and after in front of crowds of 9,000 and 13,000. Back then Fenway Park was a laughing stock and Yawkey tried very hard to get a municipally built stadium along the lines of Shea Stadium. This part of Red Sox history has been excised. If you can get your hands on a copy of a 1967 WS program from Boston (I have one, was at game 6) there is an ad that Atlantic Oil Co., a sponsor placed, that had a 26 stanza poem highlighting aspects of that wonderful year. The 25th quatrain, for letter "Y": Our thanks to Mr. Yawkey For yeard both good and glum The fans will fill up Fenway And that new Stadium. Yawkey bought the air rights over Lansdowne St, beyond the LF Wall (NOT the Green Monster; longtime BoSox fans remember when it was called The Wall) back around 1948 when the club was good and there would have been a need for the extra seats. By 1950 a downward spiral began that lasted until the Impossible Dream 1967 tea ...
For those of you going to Fenway tomorrow, keep your eyes open for my Great Uncle, Lou Lucier. Old, faithful Ex-Red Sox Lucier, 94, still follows his beloved team March 27, 2012|By Stan Grossfeld, Globe StaffOldest living Red Sox Lou Lucier is still firing, but its more opinions than… (Lucier family photo (below); Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)WEBSTER - On May 30, 1943, a rookie pitcher who rose out of the textile mills of the Blackstone Valley was given the ball for his first home start at Fenway Park. “My heart was pounding like *** I’ll tell you that,’’ says Lou Lucier, 94, the oldest living Red Sox. “You get on that mound there and you turn around and look at that Green Monster, and it felt like it was next to second base. It was so close. It looks the same today.’’ Lucier beat the Tigers, 5-1, as the skinny 5-foot-8-inch, 160-pound righthander threw a complete game and even knocked in a run.
Headed to the 100th Anniversary Open House at Fenway Park. I hope to meet some former Red Sox players and get to see some cool parts of the park, like inside the Green Monster.
Don't have tickets to be a part of Fenway Park's 100th anniversary celebration on Friday? Well, keep your head up and you might just find yourself at the park to see the Red Sox take on the rival New York Yankees. Members of the Red Sox front office and Wally the Green Monster will be placing 100 ba...
Rangers 14, Red Sox 2...Josh Hamilton just hit a monster home run. Mike Napoli hit one over the Green Monster. Beltre and Cruz also just hit home runs. Colby Lewis is pitching like the Ace he is. All of this against Jon Lester (their ace, supposedly) and the Red Sox. I have to say the Rangers are by far the best team in baseball right now. And im calling it...Josh Hamilton will be AL Player of the Month. He has been just ridiculous!
4/15/12: Cody Ross blasts a three-run home run over the Green Monster, giving the Red Sox the lead in the second inning
4/14/12: Dustin Pedroia lifts a solo home run over the Green Monster in left to pull the Red Sox within two runs in the third inning
While baseball normally bores me to tears, the Red Sox blunders are really entertaining today. They literally look like the Bad News Bears...I hope Kelly Leak rides his bike in through the Green Monster soon...
So, without further delay, here are the Top 10 Reasons to Hate Red Sox Fans. After all those years of incessant whining and crying about how losing builds special character, they finally win and exhibit no grace or dignity or "character" whatsoever. Cowboy Up! This may have been the most ridiculous rallying cry in sports history. New England Cowboys. Just like George W. Bush. Red Sox Nation. Is this a joke? As if the Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs, Giants, Mets and Braves don't have millions of fans throughout the country. And most of those fans, unlike this sudden wave of instant Red Sox rooters, actually follow their teams and don't just wear the cool-looking hats. Just for the record, it costs $199.95 to join the Ultimate Fan Group of Red Sox Nation. This level of membership comes with the right to purchase two tickets in the Green Monster seats -- for another $140 a pop. You also get a laminated membership card! Even their own team takes advantage of Red Sox fans. Now, They Hate Manny Ramirez, the MVP of thei ...
If a Red Sox player wins the MVP, Jose Bautista will probably demolish the Green Monster with a bat.
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