July 22, 2004

I'm a goofball

This post by David Adesnik on Oxblog about Fenway Park brought tears of nostalgia to my eyes.

Which is ridiculous when you think about it. It's not like I'm huddled in a yurt on the Mongolian steppe, dreaming of the Citgo sign and Long Wharf. I live in New York City. 4 hours away from Boston.

Oh well. I'm Irish. We love nostalgia.

David writes:

I've been to a half-dozen ballparks in my life; none is as intimate as Fenway. The stands huddle around the field, spilling over with the sellout crowds that come to the ballpark night after night.

Alas, I am a Yankee fan. Still, I was rooting for the Red Sox. In part, because they deserve so much pity. But more importantly, because the people of Boston have truly made baseball worth of its designation as America's pasttime.

I haven't been to Fenway in years. Now that is just not right.

Posted by sheila

I haven't been to Fenway in, let's see, two years. But I'm just a LITTLE bit further away, so I think I have more of an excuse. :-p

Posted by: Dave J at July 22, 2004 10:37 AM

I was there last night. The new owners have put a lot of work into improving the place.

Posted by: Dan at July 22, 2004 11:21 AM