This is by far one of baseballs most beloved baseball parks. I have visited there on a few occasions and have never yet been disappointed. The mystique and history that this place generates is truly off the charts and if one really loves baseball you cannot help but marvel at the wonders of this realm.
Exploring a bit of the history that I have learned from people and my readings over the years tells me that this park opened in April of the year 1912. The Redsox actually started off if memory serves me right at what was called the Huntington grounds in the early 1900's. The team was known by various names until in 1907 when it was changed to the Redsox.
I would be remiss in this review if I did not give mention to 3 of the greatest announcers whom I grew up listening to. Ken Coleman, Johnny Pesky and of course Ned Martin. I used to listen to them on the radio all the time and they were nothing short of fantastic continually giving tremendous historical accounts and the times current info to all.
This park has been home to baseball heroes such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk and who could ever forget Carl Yaztremski. The modern day team has certainly has brought honor to those past greats by actually winning a couple of world series in 2004 and 2007. One of the greatest mysteries of the park however remains to be the little green guy known as Wally the wall monster that somehow resides in those hallowed walls somewhere.
Actually sitting atop the left field wall is one of the most exciting places in the park. You have to actually get in line so to speak to get tickets for that area. I can remember a game I had gone to years ago when a pitcher named Luis Tiant pitched a shut out in a night game against the White Sox. Last I knew he runs a concession stand in or around the ball park. Over the years this park has survived fires and was given a face lift by a former beloved owner Tom Yawkey.
The Redsox, a very classy organization keeps this park in pristine condition. With very proactive owners, general manager and team manager as well as a very spirited team this club is a match for anyone. Their minor league prospects have made this team into a real winner. There was a time when no one could compete with the N.Y. Yankees. Boy, have those days ever changed. The worlds greatest rivalry between those two!
You can get a real glimpse into what it is like there by watching a game on NESN with Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo. A very exciting and informative pair of announcers these two make. Jerry has a great concession stand known as Remdogs! Delicious! Hope you get a chance to visit this great ball park. Thank you for accompanying me as I walked down the memory lane of Fenway Park. Truly the most exciting park in baseball.