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    A Century Later and Fenway Park Hasn't Lost its Grip on Us

    In 5 days America will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the opening of America's Most Beloved Ballpark (tm).

    I will be there Tuesday night with my oldest son. Pray for me that my knees don't get damaged sitting in the grandstand, and my bank account survives a trip to the concession stand.

    Any good places to eat around the park? Son is vegan. I am a carnivore.
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    How can we ever forget the years of torment put upon the city of Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    In 5 days America will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the opening of America's Most Beloved Ballpark (tm).

    I will be there Tuesday night with my oldest son. Pray for me that my knees don't get damaged sitting in the grandstand, and my bank account survives a trip to the concession stand.

    Any good places to eat around the park? Son is vegan. I am a carnivore.
    Probably easier to find a new oldest son that deal with a vegan

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    In 5 days America will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the opening of America's Most Beloved Ballpark (tm).
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    Freshman year of college, RA took us to game to sit in bleachers on a sunny Saturday...back then it was basically a beer party with a baseball game going on...been a fan ever since.

    Saw a public TV special on it that a friend DVR'd, best insight into Fenway I had ever seen. One of the Sunday shows did 5 minutes on it yesterday.
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    Fenway and Wrigley should be torn down. Both are total dumps.
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    Keep both, but if you ever are forced to choose: Fenway is dominated by the sport's oldest gimmick; Wrigley is a complete, lovely ballpark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Keep both, but if you ever are forced to choose: Fenway is dominated by the sport's oldest gimmick; Wrigley is a complete, lovely ballpark.
    I am totally prejudiced, but one of the great vistas in sport is the first time you see the outfield walls, with the ivy. The late Wells Twombley once wrote, if they ever tear down Wrigley, I'll turn in my BBWA card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate View Post
    Freshman year of college, RA took us to game to sit in bleachers on a sunny Saturday...back then it was basically a beer party with a baseball game going on...been a fan ever since.
    My freshman year began in the fall of '86 -- a pretty eventful time to be introduced to Kenmore Square. Walk out of your dorm, look up in the air . . . it's the Goodyear Blimp!

    Then the next year ('87) the Sox were bad, finishing 20 games out of first, but you could still get bleacher seats for $5. That really surprised me.

    And speaking of 1987, here's me (and a girl!) standing at The Green Monster that spring. You can see how it was before they put seats on top of the wall:

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    Fenway and Wrigley should be torn down. Both are total dumps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Fenway and Wrigley should be torn down. Both are total dumps.
    You're probably one of those "tear down William's Arena" morons, too.

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    Love Fenway Park.

    Nothing like walking up the ramp on the First Base side and seeing the Monster for the first time.

    I'm going to Wrigley for the first time this summer. Hope it can live up to the hype.

    Was at Fenway for Opening Day last week:

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    One of my very favorite things is the first glimpse of the playing field upon entering any ballpark, especially for the first time of a season. A couple of years back I went ot Wrigley Field with my brother. I hadn't been in about 20 years, and it had been even longer for him. That moment was incredible there. (And of course it takes longer because you can't see the field from the concourse.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Pio View Post
    I am totally prejudiced, but one of the great vistas in sport is the first time you see the outfield walls, with the ivy. The late Wells Twombley once wrote, if they ever tear down Wrigley, I'll turn in my BBWA card.
    They can keep the brick fences and ivy covering, but my God do they need to demolish the rest of the park or perform a LOT of reconstruction.

    Wrigley is a dump. Only redeeming quality is the ivy on the walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    In 5 days America will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the opening of America's Most Beloved Ballpark (tm).

    I will be there Tuesday night with my oldest son. Pray for me that my knees don't get damaged sitting in the grandstand, and my bank account survives a trip to the concession stand.

    Any good places to eat around the park? Son is vegan. I am a carnivore.
    There is a veggie friendly place heading away from Kenmore, up Brookline Ave , near the movie theater (at least there was a few years ago). UFood Grill, I believe it's called. I don't know if they do vegan, but here's their website. It's right next to the Art Store and the movie theater. I do remember the quality of food being delicious.

    No interest in Fenway anymore thanks to John Henry and friends and what little interest I had in the Sox is waning is as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    They can keep the brick fences and ivy covering, but my God do they need to demolish the rest of the park or perform a LOT of reconstruction.

    Wrigley is a dump. Only redeeming quality is the ivy on the walls.
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    Best scoreboard in sports. (Ignoring that electronic garbage on the bottom)
    You can't ignore that tiny video board, or the brand new 75' LED video board in right field.

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