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Monday, February 25, 2019

Fenway Park voted best major league ballpark by MLB on FOX fans

Fenway Park has been standing in Kenmore Square for 107 years. Baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and countless others played games there. It is one of the most historic parks in the MLB, and it’s also one of the most popular.

MLB on Fox recently conducted a fan vote of the best major league ballparks. Fenway Park came out on top.

This isn’t surprising at all. In a game that is so preoccupied with history, few other ballparks can compare to Fenway. Perhaps Wrigley Field could make a case, but even still, Fenway is both historic and unique.

Question, for those of you with experience in a large number of major league ballparks (current and otherwise)- would you concur with this statement?

QLE Posted: February 25, 2019 at 04:49 AM | 99 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, fenway park

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-31-2018

New York Tribune, October 31, 1918:

[Red Sox owner Harry Frazee and Braves Field owner James Gaffney] spent most of the day at [Braves] field, looking over the big plant and discussing the proposition to have the games of both clubs played there in the future.
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Five years ago, when he built Braves’ Field at a cost of more than half a million dollars, Gaffney turned down a chance to hire Fenway Park for $20,000 a year. Fenway Park is now almost too valuable real estate to be used for baseball purposes, and it is the natural move for the Red Sox owner to hitch up with the National Leaguers so that both clubs may use the same plant.

It is known that Mr. Frazee has had an opportunity to dispose of the Fenway real estate at an advantage…

I can’t even imagine how different things would be if Frazee had kept Ruth and sold Fenway.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 31, 2018 at 09:46 AM | 11 comment(s)
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