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July 21, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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April 20, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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May 24, 1991 | By PETER BINZEN
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.
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April 23, 1997 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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September 16, 1997 | By Henry Goldman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
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).
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May 16, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
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.
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April 17, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
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.
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October 28, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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August 15, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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October 24, 2015 | By David Klein, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jack Overton Rice, 86, a psychiatrist who retired in Philadelphia, where he saw a son manage the Taney Dragons and a grandson play for the team, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania of complications from a stroke. Dr. Rice had many passions, but it was his love of baseball that he passed on to his children, son Alexander said. "That was the point of him moving" to Philadelphia, said Alexander Rice, who managed the Dragons during their Little League World Series run last year, "to be with the family and watch us play baseball.
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August 4, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT & WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writers brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
Update: TORONTO (AP) - The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life. HitchBOT's co-creators Frauke Zeller and David Smith said Monday that they've been overwhelmed with support and offers to revive the robot since it was vandalized beyond repair on the streets of Philadelphia on Saturday and they are considering rebuilding it. The robot was on a hitchhiking, social experiment adventure in the U.S. after trekking across Canada and parts of Europe last year.
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April 10, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE PHILLIES were playing in Cincinnati on a Monday night. Ben Revere made a highlight-reel catch, with the words "Pray for Boston" freshly etched on his glove. The Red Sox had just wrapped up their annual Patriots' Day game at Fenway Park before heading out for a short, three-game trip to Cleveland. A week before the 2-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, a federal jury declared that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was guilty of all 30 counts he was charged with in the horrific event that left three spectators dead and wounded more than 200 people.
NEWS
October 24, 2013
Not old, this game Sports columnist Frank Fitzpatrick probably reflects the attitude of many Phillies fans frustrated with their team's failure to make the playoffs ("World Series has lost its once-unique allure," Oct. 20). But don't blow off the World Series because of it. And while Fitzpatrick cites the higher TV ratings of the National Football Leauge over World Series baseball, that's not a bad thing when you consider the asinine shows garnering high ratings. Baseball is more of a thinking man's game, requiring strategy.
SPORTS
June 28, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
IT WAS A rough return to Fenway Park for the Colorado Rockies. Roy Oswalt didn't fare much better in his encore, either. Oswalt struggled early in his first career start against Boston and the Red Sox completed a two-game sweep of the Rockies with a 5-3 victory yesterday. Michael Cuddyer hit two solo home runs for Colorado, which was making its first visit to Boston since losing the first two games of the 2007 World Series. After an 11-4 loss on Tuesday, the Rockies managed just two runs off Boston's John Lackey in losing for the 10th time in their last 14 games.
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May 29, 2013
BOSTON - In a few days, Jeff Bauman expects to be fitted for prosthetic legs to replace the ones he lost in the Boston Marathon bombing last month. For now, Bauman is still being carried by the "Boston Strong" spirit he has come to epitomize. Bauman, who spent part of his childhood in Philadelphia, threw out a ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night's game between the Phillies and Red Sox at Fenway Park. He was joined by Carlos Arredondo, the man whose quick actions on Boylston Street likely saved the 27-year-old Bauman's life.
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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).
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May 24, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TERRY FRANCONA should be glad the standing ovation came early in the game. The former Red Sox manager, now managing the Cleveland Indians, got a video tribute and standing ovation after the first inning at Boston's Fenway Park. Then the Tribe pounded the Red Sox. Drew Stubbs and Mark Reynolds drove in three runs each and Cleveland had 16 hits - none of them a home run - in the Indians' 12-3 win over Boston last night. In 8 years as Red Sox manager, Francona won two World Series championships.
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April 18, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now, even the Bronx is in Boston. The New York Yankees played Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," a Fenway Park tradition, after the third inning of Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Yankee Stadium, following a moment of silence for the victims of Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon. The Yankees and Red Sox will soon resume one of the the most intense rivalries in sports, between the white lines. But on an outside video board Tuesday, the Yanks displayed their NY logo and the B of the Red Sox with the words, "United We Stand.
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April 11, 2013
The longest home sellout streak in major pro sports history is history. Fenway Park's streak ended Wednesday night vs. the Orioles at 820 games. The streak began in May 2003 and included the postseason. The string broke the record of 814 set by the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers in 1977-95. The average attendance during the streak was 36,605, the Red Sox said. Fenway Park's seating capacity was only 34,807 when the streak began. "We know that part of the reason it's over is because we failed last year," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said before the game.
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