Happy New Year! Welcome to the 100th year of Fenway Park!
The old entrance to the business office when Yawkey Way was Jersey Street.
The backdrop to the players parking lot on the corner of, well, you figure it out.
The west end of Van Ness Street. The logos represent the seven World Series won by the Red Sox: 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004 and 2007.
The east end of Van Ness Street the numbers are the retired numbers which also occupy the right field facade inside the ball park. They are 1 (Bobby Doerr), 4 (Joe Cronin), 6 (Johnny Pesky), 8 (Carl Yastrzemski), 9 (Ted Williams), 14 (Jim Rice), 27 (Carlton Fisk) and the blue 42 (Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson his number is retired in perpetuity throughout all of major league baseball.)
The far eastern end of Van Ness Street.
Landsdowne Street from far behind the centerfield bleachers.
Landsdowne Street from under the Green Monstah seats! “The Pru” stands guard.
The original brick on Yawkey Way!
She will turn a century this year, 100 years old and she is more beautiful than ever. Now I understand what the poet meant when he said true beauty never fades but grows even more beautiful through time!
Happy New Year to one and all and may each day be a “planning, a sanctioning, a molding” of your life.
And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, January 1, 2012.