Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Funny how the oddest images can become iconic. Kenmore Square, Boston, a "big oil" advertising sign peeps over the treetops. Baseball fans in New England will recognize the sign from another vantage point: from inside the walls of Fenway Park.
Closer now, just outside the park on game day. Banners of previous glories heralding a tradition to cling to in other years of little glory. There have been a few of those.
Fenway Park turns 100 years old on April 20th.
The park, more so than with other major league teams, represents the heritage of the team, the fans, and the game, and is so identified with the Boston Red Sox that where other teams have a stadium, the Red Sox, and its fans, have a home.
For more on the 100th anniversary celebrations, have a look a the official Boston Red Sox website. For photos of decades gone by, have a look at this interesting site.