Traveling today, leaving the land of Fenway Park and returning to the land of sun and sand.
The weekend of Fenway’s centenary celebration was both a huge success and a colossal failure.
The celebration was spectacular, poignant, respectful, touching, warm and memorable. There were 212 former Red Sox who simply appeared on the field from different places. Some bringing resounding cheers and chants and some simply strolling into history on the field they may have called home for but a season or even less.
Jason Varitek, Johnny Pesky, David Ortiz, Bobby Doerr and Tim Wakefield.
The last five to appear were the oldest, most recently retired and the man who holds the link from the 2004 World Championship team.
Everything that the celebration was, the baseball was not. The game on Friday was a lackluster flat effort that brought a 6-2 defeat and as for Saturday, well a 9-0 lead evaporating in a 15-9 defeat says more than I could!
However, on a personal note, Kerry, David and I enjoyed two very successful book signings and met some wonderful folks along the way. We were also the recipients of some very nice reviews from a couple of folks who found our Images of Fenway Park to their liking!
Another on a blog called Lost Cowboys Found….http://lostcowboyfound.com/blog/?p=3422
Check them out….And tomorrow we will take a look at the celebration and the ceremony.
Oh, and the Red Sox ended their skid in Minnesota with a come from behind 6-5 win where the bullpen prevailed! There’s hope!
And so it is on this date in Fenway Park history, April 24, 2012.