Friday, April 20, 2012
Norton Patch editor shares her first memory of the park.
Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912. My own memories of the historic ballpark began around 1989 or so when my parents brought me to my first Red Sox game. Of course, being only 6 years old, I couldn't see very much of the game. Then again, I can't see very much of the game at 29 unless I pay big bucks for the seats behind home plate. But that's another story. I recall sitting with my parents, so wrapped up in the game even though I had no clue what was going on. I just kept shouting over and over, "Hit the ball! Hit the ball!" At first I bet it was really cute. But then I'd have to imagine it got really annoying and my parents were starting to get dirty looks after a while. They eventually told me that the other team was up at bat. So I …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Red Sox are reverting to their old habits, and that just isn't good enough anymore.
Well, they’re back. It’s been a while since we’ve seen them, and in a strange sort of way I’ve almost missed them. They remind me of my childhood and young adulthood, and the memories they prompt involve some of the most remarkable times and greatest disappointments of my life. Yes, the pre-2004 Boston Red Sox are back. You remember them – the ones who would play like world-beaters from June through August, and then swoon like a smitten schoolgirl in September? The team that was often good, but not when it counted? The franchise that would tease you, titillate you, and eventually torture you and break your spirit? We’ve been spoiled when it comes to sports over the last decade. New England has seen seven championships in the last 10 …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Event part of Deutsche Bank Tournament.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship in cooperation with EMC will present the Red Sox Legends & Friends Pro-Am today at 9:10 a.m. with a shotgun start at Tournament Players Club Boston in Norton. Here is the lineup: TEE PROFESSIONAL LEGEND 1 Scott Stallings Dennis Eckersley 1B Fran Quinn Sam Horn 2 Kevin Streelman Dwight Evans 3 Chez Reavie Jim Rice 4 Keith Nolan Mike Eruzione 5 Kevin Chappell Andre Tippett 6 Chris Couch Jim Lonborg 7 Chris Stroud Rico Petrocelli…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Three raffle winners to take aim at a $5,000 prize and a $50,000 donation to the Red Sox Foundation with 100-yard chip shots from home plate.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Golfers and Red Sox fans alike will have an opportunity to test their short games at Fenway Park later this month thanks to a Chipping in for the Red Sox Foundation event that will help kick off the Deutsche Bank Championship, the PGA TOUR Playoffs event being held Aug. 30 to Sept. 5 at TPC Boston. On Monday, Aug. 29, three grand prize raffle winners will have the chance to join Red Sox legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Rice and step up to home plate at Fenway to chip a golf ball into the outfield. Anyone hitting a one-foot-diameter target in center field will win a $5,000 prize and a $50,000 donation to the Red Sox Foundation in the winner's name. Golfers and Red Sox fans hoping to take part in this opportunity can purchase raffle …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Bruins win the Cup and bring another title to Sportstown, U.S.A.
Boston is the sports capitol of the world – let there be no doubt. Congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champions, the Boston Bruins. The last decade has seen each of the four major Boston sports teams win a world championship. The Patriots have won three, the Red Sox two, the Celtics and now the Bruins one each. And oddly enough, the team that has now gone the longest without a world title here in Boston is the Patriots. The Golden Age of Boston sports just keeps on going. Each of the four coaches of our New England teams has now won a title with that team. That is something that has seldom – and perhaps never – happened before in any city. Fans who are now accustomed to this level of success have to realize just how spoiled they have …
Monday, April 25, 2011
If you follow Boston teams, this is the time of year you have to love.
This is a great time of year to be a devoted sports fan. Of course, as far as I am concerned, there is no bad time to be a sports fan. But early spring and late fall are two of the exceptional times if you are a follower of Boston professional sports. The Celtics are in the playoffs, limping through their opening series against the New York Knicks. They are headed towards a second round confrontation with the mighty Miami Heat and LeBron James, a series that should be a lot of fun to watch. Here’s hoping the Green can once again leave James as “The King Without A Ring." The Bruins are also in the playoffs, locked in a tough opening round battle with their arch rivals to the north, the Montreal Canadiens. I admit I am not the world’s …