I am so happy that I was able to make it out to Fenway Park on Tuesday. Since I went to Cooperstown this weekend to celebrate Pedro Martinez’s induction to the Hall of Fame, it was pretty cool that Tuesday was the day the Red Sox would retire his number. When I found out about it, I switched up some of my original itinerary to go to this specific game.
I had taken a walk along the Boston Freedom Trail all day but I knew this was my highlight. As a baseball junkie, visiting this old park was essential for me. As a kid I was always fascinated with the layout of the park, especially the Green Monster. So after getting off the metro station, I walked over to Yawkey Way. But first, before I even went there I saw the retired numbers all lined up. And right there, was Pedro’s number. I had to take a picture.
Because the park is so small, getting around is really not that hard. I was able to just walk around, soak up the atmosphere of this small park and just marvel at the sight of everything.
The people there were friendly and there was so much to see. It really felt very historic still despite numerous renovations. They even had a team store out on Yawkey Way and several throughout the park. I didn’t get too many things except a game program and a pin.
Still, my seat was pretty good despite being way far back.
I got a great view of all the Pedro festivities.
What was my favorite part of Fenway Park? I don’t know if it was as loud as I wanted it to be. Aside from the Pedro stuff, it was kind of an OK sounding night. Of course the team isn’t so good so that’s not a surprise. But I really did enjoy the intimate setting of such a small park. The history was vibrant. I really liked it a lot. And getting a chance to sit and watch the players play on the same field as legends of the past, it was phenomenal.
I want to go back again. I want to see another game there.