Monday, April 8, 2013
It was a sunny and 60 degree day for the Red Sox first game of the year at Fenway Park.
Even if you've lived in the neighborhood for years, it's hard not to get caught up in the excitment and buzz in Fenway Park on opening day for the Red Sox. The Sausage King was back in his usual spot. Lansdowne Street was chock full of Sox fans happy and optimistic about the upcoming season. Did you take any photos of opening day? Share them by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" above! FENWAY-KENMORE PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates
Today marks the beginning of another Red Sox season at Fenway Park.
If you're a business owner, you're probably looking forward to the annual groundswell of Sox fans coming into the neighborhood several nights a week. If you're a resident, you might find the buzz exciting - or you might know better than to drive OR take the Green Line in the neighborhood on game nights. Owner of Kenmore Square's Eastern Standard Garret Harker told the Boston Herald. he's hoping a new season brings in new fans and new interest in the neighborhood, after lackluster results last year lead to a drop in sales. “There just wasn’t the intensity for the pregame and around the ball games,” Harker told the Herald. “Rather than the crowd that might order a rib eye and bottles of wine, it was more burgers and beers.” Are you looking …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The owners of the Red Sox spent $10.5 million for the garage property.
The Lansdowne Street garage could undergo some changes in the future, as the owners of the Red Sox bought the property last week for $10.5 million. For now, the Red Sox say the property will stay a garage for the "forseeable future," Sox spokeswoman Zineb Curran told the Boston Herald. Under current zoning, the two-story garage could be converted into up to an eight-story building. The former owner, John Rosenthal bought the garage in 1993 for $2.5 million, then planning to redevelop the property. But Rosenthal faced opposition from the Red Sox owners, and instead changed his Fenway Center projects to other areas of the neighborhood. Construction has already begun on those development projects. FENWAY-KENMORE PATCH: Facebook | Twitter…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Here's what's happening in the neighborhood today.
1. Breweries at Lower Depths: Stop by The Lower Depths, (476 Commonwealth Ave) for a fresh pint for a good cause. Lagunitas Brewing Company and Left Hand Brewing Company will be in the bar as part of a special event for Cradles to Crayons, a Boston-based charity that provides essentials to kids from birth to age 12. See here for more information. 2. Weather: Light snow continued through most of yesterday, and when the last of the precipitation clears, we have what looks like clear skies for the weekend. 3. Red Sox: Here's a nice summer thought: In three weeks and three days from today, The Boston Red Sox begin the 2013 season on the road against the New York Yankees. (Fenway Park hosts its first game of the season April 8.) 4. Daylight …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Bye bye Bobby V.
By now, you probably have heard the news: Bobby Valentine was given the axe. It was a dreadful season to say the least. With 93 losses, 69 wins in the 2012 season, watching the Sox was cruel and unusual to the Fenway Faithful and the grim residents of Red Sox Nation. Bobby V called out his coaches for undermining him and several of his players for various reasons, and ultimately skippered the Sox to their worse record since 1965. So now the question is what do you make of it? Is Bobby V the real problem or just a scapegoat? Who would you like to see at the helm of this squad next season? How much blame do you put on Bobby V, Ben Cherington, John Henry, Larry Lucchino, the players or some new curse we have to endure? Use the comments …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Current Red Sox players as well as other figures spoke about faith at Fenway Park.
Fenway Park played host to Fenway Faith Day on Sunday afternoon. City on a Hill Church of Brookline hosted the Fenway Faith Day, in several Red Sox players talked about the role of faith in Jesus plays in their lives. A band from City on a Hill lead the crowd in a few songs before host Bland Mason, Lead Pastor of City on a Hill spoke as the master of ceremnoies. He introduced pitcher, Mark Melancon, who gave a testimony to the crowd in the stands. "At age 9, I had committed my life to Christ. Knowing that there is an eternity in Heaven waiting is a powerful form of freedom." Outfielder Daniel Nava spoke next. "My faith played a big role in my baseball career. I had been told I wasn't going to make it, but my faith never waivered." …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
This season has been a disaster for our beloved home team.
The Sox season has turned out about as poorly as anyone could have ever imagined in some terrible nightmare. Having lost seven games in a row, tell us in the comments section, are you even watching these games anymore? Dustin Pedroia’s 1,000-career hit might serve as the only silver lining in this season-worst dark cloud. Bobby Valentine is expected to finish this season as the skipper, but beyond that is anyone’s guess. We also know that the upper brass in the Sox organization was in Seattle on a “fact-finding mission,” but what that really means is also cloudy. But the Sox have bottomed out, unless of course they lose for the eighth time in a row. Who can we now blame for this with public enemies Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford gone? We …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The convention, held in the home of the Tampa Bay Rays, reminded some Massachusetts Delegates of home and the troubled Red Sox.
TAMPA, FL — Plymouth County District Attorney and Massachusetts delegate Timothy Cruz said he's impressed with how well organized the Republican National Convention has been so far in Tampa. As for Tropicana Field, the indoor home of the Tampa Bay Rays in nearby St. Petersburg ... "It's tough to beat Fenway (Park)," Cruz said. Cruz and his entourage—his son, Tim Cruz; his brother John Cruz, a plumber from West Bridgewater; and Steve Silveira, from the North Shore — were on their way Wednesday to Channelside, the restaurant and bar district located a few blocks from the RNC venue in downtown Tampa. They had already attended an RNC kickoff party at the baseball stadium earlier in the week, in addition to a baseball game. They didn't mind …
Hundreds of 6th graders will gather at Fenway Park to get prepared for Middle School
This could be the coolest Middle School orientation! The Red Sox will be on the West Coast, but Fenway will be buzzing Wednesday when hundreds of new Boston Public Schools Middle School students head to Fenway Park for the annual “Middle O!” event. Mayor Menino and Superintendent Carol R. Johnson will welcome hundreds of in-coming 6th grade students to Fenway Park at this Middle School Orientation event. Students will be able to get essential back to school information while also enjoying an evening of food, games and activities, health screenings and the magic of Fenway Park. Boston's up-coming sixth graders will also receive a free event t-shirt, Middle School guide, and school supplies. Kids will have the chance to …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The fundraiser topped $30 million mark in 11th year.
The Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon at Fenway Park raised more than $3.3 million for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute during the 36-hour fundraiser. On Wednesday, the entire Sox roster came out to surprise a few patients who shared their stories on WEEI and NESN. Here is a list of major donors from a Dana-Farber press release: The Red Sox and The Jimmy Fund have been partners for 59 years. The annual Radio-Telethon has raised over $31 million since its inception in 2002.