And so this is Christmas…..
and for all of you who have a “you”, revel with them in Christmas joy. For those of you who are without a special “you” revel with your blessings in Christmas joy. And for those of you who have a “you” and time and/or circumstance keep you apart, revel in the Christmas joy of what you have shared and what awaits.
I have some thoughts, wishes and hopes for this Fenway Park Christmas, first for the Ghost of Christmas Past,
a simple thank you for the moments of joy this wonderful place has brought to me. All those special times I have been part of the Fenway Faithful and been a witness to history. And all begun by that first trip, to Fenway holding my daddy’s hand, thanks Dad!
For the Ghost of Christmas Present,
That in the 2012 season the song Dirty Water plays at the end of 60 Fenway Park Games. That will mean that if the Red Sox win 46 games on the road, they will win 106 games and set a new team record which was established in 1912, how about that!?!
That Luis Clemente Tiant will take his rightful place in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame while he still lives and breathes. Then “El Tiante’s” number 23 could take its rightful place on Fenway’s right field facade.
That baseball does away with: interleague play, the DH and the unbalanced schedule. Oh and I wouldn’t mind being present at Fenway for a no-hitter either.
For the Ghost of Christmas Future,
That the museum quality of the outside of Fenway Park continues to flourish and grow. More bronze for those “extra special” players, Yastrzemski and Rice come to mind and then someday Pedro as well. Maybe even the Babe hurling a pitch in a Red Sox uniform.
That my grandchildren will take their kids to Fenway Park and tell them that their great-great-grandfather and their great grandfather went to games there.
And above all,
That those grandchildren will always view the world with the wonder their eyes behold on this Christmas morn.
A very Merry Christmas to all……
And so it is on this Christmas Day in Fenway Park history, 2011.