July 21, 1994 |
From the city that brought you the rained-out NBA game, now comes the major-league homestand cut short by gravity. Officials announced yesterday that six American League games would not be played in Seattle's Kingdome because of the possibility that more ceiling insulation tiles could fall on unsuspecting fans or players. Four tiles dropped Tuesday, prompting postponement of a Mariners game against the Baltimore Orioles. Unwilling to risk more tiles crashing down, officials postponed yesterday's Seattle-Baltimore doubleheader, including a makeup of Tuesday's game.
April 20, 2010 |
B.J. Upton and the Tampa Bay Rays played the bumbling Boston Red Sox at the perfect time. Upton capped a five-run third inning with a three-run homer and visiting Tampa Bay completed a four-game sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park with an 8-2 victory yesterday in the annual Patriots Day game. The Rays won their seventh in a row, all on the road, and matched the team record for the longest winning streak away from Tropicana Field in one season. Tampa Bay (10-3) completed its first sweep at Fenway Park in a series of three or more games.
May 24, 1991 |
Beware of the Conventional Wisdom. And yet we accept the Conventional Wisdom as though it were handed down on a tablet from on high. We would be wise to look closer. But that would be unconventional. To touch first on fun and baseball games, consider what the Conventional Wisdom says about 79-year-old Fenway Park, hallowed home of the Boston Red Sox. Intellectuals worship the place. Sports writers rhapsodize about it. They keep telling us that Fenway is the most noble, the most glorious venue in which to watch the national pastime.
April 23, 1997 |
In ancient Fenway Park, where change is as welcome as oral surgery, some Red Sox fans are moaning about more than just the general state of their team. The objects of their disaffection are a trio of 25-foot fiberglass Coca-Cola bottles attached to a light tower that rises above the park's storied left-field wall. Local traditionalists - a somewhat redundant term - find the new advertising, for which Coke will pay the Red Sox $1 million a year, an affront to the pristine elegance of an edifice that has withstood 85 years of baseball, two fires and Bucky Dent.
September 16, 1997 |
Thunk! Those who have been here will recognize it: the sound of a ball bouncing off the left-field wall at Fenway Park. There is no sound like it elsewhere in baseball. Certainly, no other ballpark has, or ever will have, this sunbaked expanse of green sheet metal, 37 feet tall, enclosing a sweltering confine in which two grounds-crew members manually slip numbered placards into the scoreboard, just as the old-timers did when the wall first went up. Fans come to watch the white ball fly off the bat and arc in flight before slamming against the wall lovingly called the Green Monster.
May 27, 2013
At Fenway Park, Boston Monday at 7:10 p.m. RHP Tyler Cloyd (1-0, 2.70 ERA) vs. Boston RHP Alfredo Aceves (1-1, 8.20). Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. LHP Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48) vs. Boston RHP Ryan Dempster (2-5, 4.69).
May 16, 1999 |
The Boston Red Sox' new home will be an open-air ballpark modeled after 87-year-old Fenway Park, and will preserve historic pieces of the legendary stadium as well, team officials said. The new park will re-create the dimensions of the current stadium while providing better views and seats, and will have more concessions and rest rooms, the team said in unveiling preliminary plans. Fenway Park has the smallest seating capacity in the major leagues, 33,871. The new stadium may open by the 2003 season.
April 17, 2004 |
A bronze statue of Ted Williams - a tribute to the "Splendid Splinter's" devotion to children with cancer - was unveiled yesterday outside Fenway Park. Williams, who died in 2002, made hundreds of trips to local hospitals to visit sick children during his playing career. His support was critical to the founding and continued success of the Jimmy Fund, which raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The team unveiled the statue hours before the Red Sox and Yankees opened a highly anticipated four-game series at Fenway Park.
October 28, 2004 |
Outside Fenway Park underneath a billboard with a picture of Manny Ramirez that said, "Keep the faith," Boston fans gathered as a lunar eclipse turned the moon red. Moments after the Red Sox had won the World Series, T-shirts were already for sale. The message on the front: "Believe in Boston" over a picture of a four-leaf clover. "The moon had a lunar eclipse, the planets are aligned and the moon is now red," said David Forney, 23, an MIT student. "All that had to fall into place for the Red Sox to win. " In the top of the eighth inning, when it became clear that the previously unthinkable might happen, police in riot gear began walking through the bars surrounding Fenway Park.
August 15, 2012 |
BOSTON - Adored by generations of Red Sox fans, Johnny Pesky was so much a part of Boston baseball that the rightfield foul pole at Fenway Park was nicknamed for him. Pesky, who played, managed and served as a broadcaster for the Red Sox in a baseball career that lasted more than 60 years, died Monday. He was 92. Pesky died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, according to Solimine, Landergan and Richardson funeral home in Lynn. The funeral home did not have a cause of death.