I know we’ve been over this, but it’s so delicious that I can’t help myself. Fenway Park officially turns 100 years old tomorrow. The Yankees are in town; there will be a big pre-game celebration; the teams will both wear 1912 throwback uniforms; the weather is supposed to be absolutely beautiful. A good time will be had by all. And today, if you’re interested, you can wander through Fenway on your own: there’s a free open house at the park from 9 am to 7 pm today. Bring the kids! Savor the history that is Fenway Park!
And through all of that, remember that Scott Brown really did want to move the Red Sox to a new stadium in Foxborough when he was a state rep. Here, courtesy of the fine folks at Progress Mass, is a Wilmington Morning Star newspaper clipping from January 9, 2001, recounting Brown’s efforts to get the Sox out of Fenway Park, and out of Boston. “Exploring the possibility of a Red Sox relocation to Foxboro makes fiscal and economic sense,” said Brown. Also noteworthy is that Brown actually “hand-delivered” his letter containing the proposal to Patriots owner Bob Kraft, as well as faxing it to the Red Sox.
If Brown had had his way, tomorrow’s 100th birthday spectacular would have amounted to tossing a couple of flowers on the site that used to be Fenway Park.