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Beloved At One Hundred
http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 20, 2012 | annem040359

Posted on 04/20/2012 3:48:59 PM PDT by Biggirl

Today the Major League Team in baseball, the Boston Red Sox home stadium, Fenway Park turns 100 years old. Fenway Park, considered not only by Red Soxs Nation to be its most beloved home, but in the MLB, it is also as well.

Today I took a few minutes to sing “Happy Birthday” to honor Fenway Park. Even though during the pre game ceremony there was a special toast using grape juice, I toasted using ginger ale.

While it does not have the added features that many of the newer MLB stadiums in other parts of the country. But what it does have is what baseball ought to be, a special relationship between the team and with the fans. While there has been a number of face-lifts of Fenway over the years, that character remains.

Also instead of very special features, what is even better is that there is a name that goes with the fans that support the Red Sox, called “Red Sox Nation”. A community of supportive fans is the BEST feature that the Red Sox could have.

While no doubt I am and will always be a University of Connecticut sports fan, and in a special way, in regards to both the women’s and men’s basketball teams and as well as the football team as well, first and foremost, I will be a Boston Red Sox fan, a member of the Red Soxs Nation, and a fan of Fenway Park.

Remembering not only the Major League Baseball World Series Championships of both 2004 and 2007, and also becoming a fan of the Red Sox since that special trip up to Fenway Park in 1975 at the age of 16, sealing the deal in making me a fan.

Today, Fenway Park, Happy 100th Birthday and many more years.


TOPICS: History; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; boston; redsox
Happy 100th Birthday Fenway Park!
1 posted on 04/20/2012 3:49:01 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: nutmeg

Congrats to you BoSox faithful.... may you enjoy many more.
We are only celebrating 50 years for Dodger Stadium.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 3:58:54 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Biggirl

Congrats to Fenway, even though everyone knows the true home of MLB will always be the House That Ruth/Steinbrenner/NY Taxpayers Built.

2nd place ain’t so bad, though! Shabby Chic never goes out of style :-)

J/K....truly, congrats, BoSox Nation


3 posted on 04/20/2012 4:03:54 PM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: All

Sawx Fa-evah!!!


4 posted on 04/20/2012 4:10:29 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Biggirl

The team celebrated 100 the same way they opened the stadium, losing to the Yankees. Tear down that dump and build a real baseball park. Same can be said for Wrigley


5 posted on 04/20/2012 5:26:28 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Biggirl

6 posted on 04/20/2012 5:42:56 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: LadyBuck

The greatness of the Boston/New York rivarly is both the history and the legacy of it. Even in the off-season that rivarly lives in the minds of the fans for both teams rent-free.

Thank-you for your good word! Win, lose , or draw, Red Sox Nation is legendary.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 6:22:23 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Figment

For your information, the newer stadiums are simply doing what Fenway Park has become, be A REAL BASEBALL STADIUM.

Besides, Fenway Park, thanks to a number of much needed face lifts, has become the park it is, by living up to its name as a TRUE CLASSIC MLB PARK that NO Newer Stadium can lift a candle to.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 6:28:31 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Congrats on 50 years of for Dodger Stadium.

Heard a few weeks ago that a group lead by Magic Johnson bought the Dodgers? Can you fill me on it please. THANKS.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 6:30:36 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: FoxPro

Thank-you!


10 posted on 04/20/2012 6:31:16 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

That is a really cool pic.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 6:49:48 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro

Considering it took place two years after Fenway Park opened up, it shows what Fenway looked at that time.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 6:53:36 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

It’s a rat infested dump.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 6:59:48 PM PDT by Figment
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To: nutmeg

Can’t wait to hear your report about the centennial festivities. Sorry to learn Boston lost to the Yankees.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 7:02:50 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: Figment

Yet this “dump” as you call it, still brings the fans in. As it has been said, it is the other stadiums when going to build new, go back to the roots of baseball and get inspiration from Fenway Park.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 7:08:01 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NautiNurse

Not surprised by the lost. Problem right now is injuries or those who have come back from injuries.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 7:09:28 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
Heard a few weeks ago that a group lead by Magic Johnson bought the Dodgers? Can you fill me on it please. THANKS.

No problem. It is as you state. Magic is basically the figurehead for a very savvy group of businessmen who paid $2 billion-plus for the Dodgers, and I believe the sale becomes FINAL on the last day of this month.

After that time, we will learn more about the new owners and their plans for the team. In the meantime, Dodgers fans are jubilant and the team is HOT.

The fly in the ointment is that we are not totally rid of McCourt, as he retains the stadium parking lot. This is totally funky, and I don't understand it myself, as I planned to celebrate the day he leaves L.A. for-EVER.

So, we have questions, as the business remains tied up in legalities (McCourt's specialty)......

17 posted on 04/21/2012 1:55:20 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Biggirl

Yet this “dump” as you call it, still brings the fans in

Correction. I rightly called it a”rat infested dump” and stand by that statement. Most of the fans it brings in are rats too


18 posted on 04/21/2012 5:01:07 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

Yet they “booed” and booed bigtime when Obama gave a congrats message in honor of Fenway Park’s 100th. So that says even in very blue MA folks are not happy either.

Also Fenway I believe is a national historic landmark. Will have to do my info search on that one.


19 posted on 04/22/2012 3:32:13 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: nutmeg

Hi, hope got an opportunity to have seen the 100th anniversary gathering at Fenway this past Friday.


20 posted on 04/22/2012 8:51:24 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Figment

Here is a website that says it is, Fenway Park a historic landmark:

http://www.athletics.illinois.edu/premiumseating/history/recognition.htm


21 posted on 04/22/2012 8:59:05 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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