George Springer grew up in Connecticut, played ball at UConn, and has been going to Red Sox games since he was 3, so naturally the 26-year-old Houston rightfielder has a soft spot for Fenway Park. Last year, two days before he would’ve made his Fenway debut, an Edinson Volquez fastball broke his wrist. Springer thus…
Hurling is an Irish sport that is similar to field hockey, and because the people of Boston love Irish Shit, the teams from Galway and Dublin decided to have themselves a match in Fenway Park. And then they got to fightin’!
This picture is clearly Fenway Park, right? It may be covered in a giant American flag, but the big-ass wall in left field is a pretty big hint. It apparently was not a big enough hint for the company in charge of printing the Washington Nationals’ 2016 calendar:
We had some crazy weather on the East Coast last night, with massive rainstorms and tornado warnings popping up all over the place. On the plus side, the bad weather helped create an amazing night’s sky over Fenway Park.
A woman at tonight’s Athletics-Red Sox game left on a stretcher when she was reportedly hit in the face with a bat shard during Brett Lawrie’s plate appearance in the second inning. The game was delayed so medical staff could tend to her.
Vidyagame folks are very excited about the Fallout 4 trailer released today. I don’t really care, but I do enjoy the idea of a lovingly rendered post-annihilation Boston.
Toronto's 14-1 win over Boston was an all-out pummeling, punctuated by Melky Cabrera's second home run on the night, a three-run shot in the nine-run sixth inning. Cabrera's shot to left-center, officially tracked at a disappointing 410 feet, completely cleared the stadium and cracked a car windshield across the…
See that big white billboard? That thing is on the top of a building that sits across the street from Fenway Park, on the other side of the green monster. Last night, Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion nailed that billboard with a home run ball.
After Saturday night's D-Backs loss in Boston, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert and Fox Sports Arizona's Todd Walsh got what they needed from the visitors' clubhouse, then headed back upstairs to the press box of the 101-year-old Fenway Park. The elevator decided it didn't want to cooperate.
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Before the bottom of the eight inning at Fenway today, Neil Diamond took center stage in right field and belted out the tune that has become synonymous with Fenway and the Red Sox.
The Red Sox's 10-year sellout streak, which never actually existed, was finally dispatched with a press box announcement. Over the loudspeaker came the number: 30,862. And that was it. It was the sound of the streak getting a bullet behind the ear in some airless Soviet cell.
For the first time in a few years, reason to cheer in Boston. Five-dollar beers!
He keeps his watch at night, working the ancient machinery that signals to the public the fortunes of the times. Some call him a monster, but it is within the Monster he hides from the visitors who curse him for the bad news he brings evening after evening. Some say he has gone deaf from the vitriol unleashed upon…
A little moment of levity to break up all the dark vibes floating around would be nice, yes? Well, you can thank this woman sitting in the front row at
Shithole Fenway Park watching Chipper take some hacks in the on-deck circle. Chipper is in the middle of his goodbye tour and it appears one fan would like to take a…
Fenway Park has been in the news a lot of late. There was the touching Field of Dreams-inspired story of the father and son who built their own replica Fenway in the vastness of Oregon. Then the drunken awkwardness of those loveable idiots, Cowboy Up himself and the Yankees' favorite son. And, of course, the…
A lengthy ceremony recognizing the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park before today's Yankees-Red Sox game came to a close with former Sox stars Kevin Millar and Pedro Martinez offering a toast, sort of, to the stadium—while sounding a bit like they'd been rehearsing it for some time. (The Red Sox are calling it the…
What was your backyard like? Perhaps you had a tire swing, or a play structure, or an above-ground pool. My yard abutted wetlands; mosquitos rose angrily every spring. Chances are, whatever you had, it wasn't as cool as what Jim Maciariello and his son Ben built in Drain, Oregon.
Let's return to the Bill Simmons Archive, a collection of Boston Sports Guy columns salvaged from the defunct AOL Digital Cities. In honor of Red Sox opening day, let's look at an old column calling for the demolition of Fenway Park—and the construction of something totally new and different in its place.