“All I want for Christmas is you” Mariah Carey

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.


About fenwaypark100

Hello and welcome, my name is Raymond Sinibaldi. An educator for more than two decades, a baseball fan for nearly 60 years, I have authored four books about baseball and her glorious history; with a fifth on the way in late spring of 2015; the first, The Babe in Red Stockings which was co-authored with Kerry Keene and David Hickey. It is a chronicle of Babe's days with the Red Sox. We also penned a screenplay about Babe's Red Sox days so if any of you are Hollywood inclined or would like to represent us in forwarding that effort feel free to contact me through my email. In 2012 we three amigos published Images of Fenway Park in honor of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. That led to the creation of this blog. The following year, 2013 came my first solo venture, Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota. This is a pictorial history of spring training in those two Florida cities. The spring of 2014 brought forth the 1967 Red Sox, The Impossible Dream Season. The title speaks for itself and it also is a pictorial history. Many of the photos in this book were never published before. The spring of 2015 will bring 1975 Red Sox, American League Champions. Another pictorial effort, this will be about the Red Sox championship season of 1975 and the World Series that restored baseball in America. I was fortunate enough to consult with sculptor Franc Talarico on the “Jimmy Fund” statue of Ted Williams which stands outside both Fenway Park and Jet Blue Park Fenway South, in Fort Myers Florida. That story is contained in the near 300 posts which are contained herein. This blog has been dormant for awhile but 2015 will bring it back to life so jump on board, pass the word and feel free to contact me about anything you read or ideas you may have for a topic. Thanks for stopping by, poke around and enjoy. Autographed copies of all my books are available here, simply click on Raymond Sinibaldi and email me.
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