Monday, April 6, 2009
A Right of Passage
Forneiles, Sullivan, Kiely, Jensen, White, Consolo, Lepcio, Delock, Williams, Runnels, Gernert, Brewer, Geiger, Stephens, Green, Wilson, Wertz... the 1959 Red Sox... 75-79 good enough for 5th Place in the American League. Hope springs eternal! Always today! It's Opening Day 2009 at Fenway Park. Ah... things have certainly changed a bit from that '59 season. Back then, my transistor radio was never far away. And one thing is very true-- you never forget your first game at the Fens. It's a 'right of passage'. Dad and I headed south for the day. It was a double-header against the Detroit Tigers, and our seats were in the grandstands behind third base. I think I watched every pitch that afternoon and fell in love! Time passed and there came a time for J-. As he remembers, it was against Kirby Puckett and the Twins. So, on Opening Day for the beloved Sox, Fenway is an annex to our city up here. Today? Just three words... Go Red Sox!