Three years ago, a wonderful day was ripped apart by an unspeakable act. There have been a million stories from that day. Some public. Some not. Some horrific. Some inspiring. Mine is neither, but it's mine and I wanted to share it. What's your story?
I've been to Fenway Park so many times that I've lost count. Despite the many visits, it never gets old. Never.
Last night I had the chance to watch the Field of Dreams on the big board at the old ball yard. The movie is one of my top five flicks of all time and to get to watch it at a Fenway Park was something special.
While I love the Garden, watching the Bs or tailgating at the Razor (Patriots Gillette Stadium), Fenway will always be a special place. Watching that movie in such a historic and majestic place was an experience of a lifetime.
Is this Heaven? No, it's Fenway, but pretty close.
Chicken and beer. September collapse. The firing of Terry Francona. The hiring and eventul firing of Bobby Valentine.
Since the 2007 World Series Championship season, the Red Sox have been in shambles. The team is more of a side attraction to what is Fenway Park, the amusement park that the owners are selling more than the product on the team.
Fans are fed up as season ticket sales are down. The team is on the bottom wrung of fandom in Boston.
Queue the public relations onslaught.
Boston has been known, over the past 12 years or so, as Title Town. However, since the 2011 Stanley Cup, Boston teams have floundered when it comes to winning on the big stage.
The Boston Globe published a story today, on Super Bowl Sunday, about the sulking Boston fan base -- a fan base who has been accustomed to winning, but is now relegated to think about our pre-2001 days when we all found comfort in our losing ways and used those feelings to fuel the passion we have for our teams.