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Fenway Park: Baseball Bastion of Shrines

Posted on: May 6, 2009 5:26 am
Edited on: May 6, 2009 5:28 am

Withered through time, the oldest home of baseball stood unfettered amid the bustling modern panacea of luxury.

 Born on September 1911, it has been the most worshipped park by its loving and faithful denizens. Tears and blood flowed from bleacher to the field for such  long and agonizing years of  unfruitful fights. Fourscore and six. Too long of a lifetime to see a world championship banner hoisted in between. Decades of defeat believed to have been  caused by a curse dissipated in a magical moment on Oct. 17, 2004. That day, the dormant  spirits of  Fenway Park awaken and rewrite history.

 Most of other baseball homes has been  rebuilt, moved and renamed to follow suit the ever changing times. Sure, there were aplenty modifications and annexes built but the essence of its original state still unperturb. In its majestic yet gentle and frail abode, it encompass the grand atmosphere of  watching a game every  fan longs for. Never a dull moment. As defeat has always been the bane,  camaraderie, hecklings and the swan song of  boo birds are but accolades to the game. Though, exultation in victory is sweeter.

 Generations have multiplied, and it continue to serve and fill the need  when a game is on. It is the home which currently holds the record for the longest consecutive sellout crowd. But time have had its ways of defying history. It may be the oldest baseball park to withstood through the years but eventually it will be laid to rest  like any mortal being. We may never have to look further before it kisses the ground and bade adieu. I just wish I will be present when the last ball is thrown and witness the folding of the baseball bastion of shrines.

Category: MLB

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: May 7, 2009 11:39 am

Fenway Park: Baseball Bastion of Shrines

I would have to agree with hooterville on this one!!! Fenway park does have a nostalgic feel and a great and storied history behind it but to me its realy lost its luster. I have been to Fenway more than 100 times now and my 11 year old son has been several times as well and I must say that after being at Yankee Stadium, Tropicanna Field, Petco Park, Camden Yards and The Angels Staduim I have to say that Fenway is an absolute DUMP compared to those places. The uncomfortable seats, crowded and disgusting bathrooms and extremely long concession lines are just some of the pleasures of Fenway Park. However with the current ownership making money hand over fist because us fans continue to pay these excessive ticket prices, you can rest assure there will be no new park anytime soon.

Just my .02

Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: May 7, 2009 7:25 am

Fenway Park: Baseball Bastion of Shrines

Things are not great because they are old. And it's age is the only thing anyone could like about Fenway Park. It smells. The rats are bigger than the Fenway Franks. Terrible bathrooms.  Bad seats. It is ugly.  etc etc etc.

 There is nothing great about Fenway Park except for the memories in sappy fans heads and melodramatic words of idiot broadcasters .  The new parks in places like Pittsburgh, San Francisco and even the Mets new stadium are head and shoulders superior to the aging dump of Fenway. But dont fret too much Red Sox fannies.  Dumping Fenway gives you chance to beat the Yankees again. By all accounts the new Yankee Stadium is a $2 billion dud.  Now is the time for Boston to do it right and copy a park like PNC in Pittsburgh and once again prove to New York that you do everything better than them.  You can not say that when your stadium is such an eyesore.

And Chicago?  Wrigley Field isnt an eyesore like Fenway, but in every other category it isnt much better.

Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2009 3:23 pm

Fenway Park: Baseball Bastion of Shrines

Great write up on Fenway. Fenway is so great because of its age. There is lots of history at the park that should stay as long as the Red Sox are a team! It is a great place to go watch a game. I remember my first game there and it was amazing. All baseball fans even if you don't like the Sox should visit Fenway Park sometime in their life and experiance the greatness...GO SOX

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