Just a few weeks ago my wife and I had the honor of returning to the Red Sox’s Fenway Park in the middle of a blizzard, to sign the Green Monster. The experience was nothing short of a dream fulfilled.
At the age of ten I lived in Connecticut and went to Fenway for the first time with my little league team. We watched Hank Aaron and Carlton Fisk play the game I dreamt about. Carlton hit two home runs that game. I remember thinking how incredible it would be to play there someday. The experience was perfect and the Green Monster larger than life.
Fast forward to the year 2000, I am pitching for Tampa Bay in the big leagues and playing at Fenway! I saw Pedro Martinez and thought he was so small, how did he throw so hard? And one night in the bullpen, an 80 year old lady in the stands, six inches from me kept yelling, “You’re getting around your slider…they’re gonna kill you!” I looked at my catcher and he nodded. I changed it up and she yelled’ “You’re not supposed to change it!” I love Red Sox fans, because they really know their baseball.
Fenway Park is baseball history.