31 Ballparks Of May: #17 Fenway Park

Finally Seeing Fenway Park

In 2016 my wife had a conference in Boston. Boston is a great city with plenty to do, but my first thought was Fenway. I have had trips to Fenway cancelled in the past because something had always come up. This would be my chance to see the stadium finally. There was no game that day, but I could still view the historic park.

The Teammates

Outside the park is a group of immortalized players. If you are a baseball fan then the book The Teammates is a great read. It is about how a group of Red Sox players became and stayed friends. Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, and Dom DiMaggio are the four friends, and they are forever remembered outside of the stadium.

A Great Tour

A ballpark tour can be a boring affair or it can be an event. My tour of the stadium was a great one. I always found myself at the back of the pack still looking at the thing that we had just learned about. The guide at the back noticed that and started giving me a little extra info about the park as we walked. By the end of the tour it felt as if I had my own separate tour. It was a great way to see the park, and one that I will not forget.

Finally Getting Tickets

Since 2013 I have been trying somewhat to get to a game in this stadium. For some reason something always comes up when I  have tickets. One of these days I will actually get to a game here. Until then I have some cool memories from a day in October 41 years after my childhood hero hit a classic home run there.

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