HAPPY BIRTHDAY FENWAY!!!!
Well here I am! I arrived at Fenway at 6:00 AM after a long night of travel but after all is not sleep over rated? We will have plenty of time to sleep when we’re dead and I didn’t want to waste a minute on this glorious day!
A scattering of the Fenway Faithful were on the sidewalk on Landsdowne Street in line and hopeful to get tickets for today’s celebration.
I took a walk around the park and said my hellos to my favorite spots, hell the whole thing is my favorite spot. I learned a few things which I will share.
One, they left the lights on all night…A great touch and I only wish I could have arrived in the dark for the full effect!
Two, check the banners and you will see the name of Babe Ruth! FINALLY, the Red Sox proudly and unashamedly proclaim Babe as one of theirs. Finally the Babe takes his rightful place in Red Sox history!
Three, all night paint crews worked to adorn the streets with special sidwalk crossings all around the park.
Yawkey Way and Ipswich Street.
There is a buzz on the streets outside of Fenway Park, in fact throughout the city and it will only intensify as the day moves on. The gates will open at 12:30 and the ceremonies will commence at 2:05. Oh and they’ll play a game which will start at 3:05, the same start time as April 20, 1912. And in the third base dugout will be the New York Highlanders, oops, scuse me, the New York Yankees.
And I can’t wait! What a Day!
And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, April 20, 2012 Fenway’s 100th birthday!