Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Boston Red Sox would play a doubleheader 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. The Boston Red Sox would play a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals beginning at 1 p.m. The second game was supposed to be played Friday night, but 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 University students Ameila Cochin and …
State Sen. Brownsberger to distribute tickets to afternoon contest at Game On next to Fenway.
Good work should be rewarded so the Boston Red Sox along with Sports Radio WEEI want to honor the courage the residents and police in the communities impacted by yesterday's lock down with a token of their appreciation: free tickets to Fenway. So they asked State Sen. Will Brownsberger – whose district covers most of the towns immediately effected by the massive manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing Friday – to help distribute 200 free tickets to today's game, on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. So Brownsberger and his office will be handing out tickets at Game On, located at 82 Landsdowne St. http://gameonboston.com/ Brownsberger will be there from 11 a.m. until game time with an envelope full of tickets. But …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Boston Red Sox fired Valentine after an unsuccessful year at Fenway Park.
The Boston Red Sox on Thursday announced it has fired manager Bobby Valentine after the team experienced the worst season in decades. In fact, the 69-93 record was the team’s worst since 1965 and the first time the team has finished last in the American League East in more than a decade. Valentine’s one season at Fenway Park was full of losses and run-ins with players. Valentine, who led the New York Mets to the World Series in 2000, followed Terry Francona, a fan favorite who was dismissed a year ago after taking the team to two World Series titles. We want to hear from you: Do you agree with the call? Was Valentine to blame for this year's horrible record? Who or what kind of manager would you like to see at Fenway Park?
Friday, April 20, 2012
Roger and Allison Colton wouldn't let 1,160 miles stop them celebrating Fenway Park's centennial or their "standing" Friday night together with the Red Sox now nearly two decades long.
When Allison Colton began her first year at Iowa State University in Des Moines, Iowa, in September, she was nearly 1,160 miles away from her Belmont hometown, literally halfway across the country. But early on Thursday, Allison packed her bags and headed to Des Moines International Airport for a trip back to Boston and a special date. Since she was about six months old, Allison and her father, Roger, have had a standing commitment: Friday night at Fenway Park. It was their time together to cheer on their team, the Boston Red Sox. And this Friday was a special date: being present to celebrate the centennial of Fenway Park. Their place. "We have spent as much time in those seats as anywhere else," said Allison, referring to Section 19, Box …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Bill Hogan of Long Avenue will be accompanied tomorrow with grand and great-grand children.
His Red Sox memories date back to the 1920s and he was in attendance the day Ted Williams hit a home run in his final at-bat, but Bill Hogan’s best Fenway Park memory just might be made tomorrow, Saturday, April 14 at 4 p.m. when the Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Yes, it’ll be quite the 100th birthday gift for Hogan, who was born April 14, 1912, six days before his beloved Red Sox played their first game at Fenway Park. “I thank the good Lord for leaving me here with enough strength to at least get a round in,” Hogan, who moved in 1960 from his hometown of Cambridge to Long Avenue in Belmont, told AARP in a video interview. “I don’t know much about 100-year-old pitchers, but I’ll throw the ball and see what happens," said Hogan, who will…
Friday, February 17, 2012
Belmont and Red Sox have centennials this year and will be joining together this summer.
The Boston Red Sox and Belmont will have two things in common this year; both will be marking centennial celebrations – the Red Sox' Fenway Park and Belmont's Underwood Pool – and they will be joining together for a week in August. The Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp is coming to the Belmont Hill School for the week of Aug. 6 – Aug. 10, offering boys and girls, 5 to 13, of all abilities the ultimate Major League camp experience. The camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – there will be before and after care available – will not just provide kids with unrivaled on-field instruction and games, during the week participants will enjoy exclusive access and privileges including: • player visits and autographs, • an exclusive all-access VIP …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Green Monster joins ice cream party to celebrate the opening of the new school and year.
Despite millions of people vying for his time, Wally the Green Monster had an extremely important engagement today. The mascot for the Boston Red Sox escaped from Fenway Park for the afternoon and appeared at the newly-opened Wellington Elementary School to greet all the students enjoying an ice cream party and to see their new “digs.” Apparently, Wally thoroughly approved because he transversed the grounds outside the front door of the school several times, throwing his arms around students and high-fiving with them along with their teachers and parents. Each year, the Wellington PTO organizes an ice cream party for the students during the first week of school but went a little further for this occasion. “We wanted to make it a little …