Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: Take Me Out To The Ball Game Throwback Thursday

Take Me Out To The Ball Game Throwback Thursday

A Day at Fenway Park Boston MA


I was fortunate as a kid to have attended baseball games at both Fenway Park in Boston as well as Yankee Stadium in New York City. We went as part of a Little League adventure. This would have to have been in the mid to late 1950's and aside from remembering who was playing the home teams, it was a day of remembrance to just have been there.


This past Sunday, May 29 was a day that we took the youngest grandson, Raphael, to Fenway Park.  It was a game between Boston and the Toronto Blue Jays.  His team of choice, much to my chagrin was the team in Blue as it's his favorite color.

Yawkey Way Boston MA

Yawkey Way outside the park is a vendors haven with shops selling souvenirs as well as food and even street entertainers amusing the early arriving crowd.

Fenway Park Boston MA

Our boy was ready for batting practice. He had his souvenir bat, blue of course, even though it was a Red Sox bat along with his blue shirt, but it did not read Blue Jays.  I hope he doesn't have his tongue out when he bats, he could have an accident.

While I do not remember who was playing, I do recall that there was at least one player on the field that was worth remembering.  On that day, Ted Williams was still working left field. Who knew he would one day be a Hall of Famer.

On this day, there were several players that have had outstanding careers to date, but only 1 that would have a chance to get into the Hall of Fame within the next few years and that would be David, Big Papy, Ortiz, which did have a decent game late.

Fenway Park Boston MA

Fenway is known for it's left field wall which can be used to a hitter's advantage as it will allow a long fly in most parks to be a home run here, or even a wall-ball to get on base. The park is the oldest Major League park still in use, having been opened for play in April 1912.

Fenway Park Boston MA

On this day, however, the Red Sox came up short.  The Blue Jays pitcher was throwing a no hitter through the 6th inning. In the ninth, the Sox came close to winning coming back from a 4 run deficit only to fail at the end, losing 5-4.  When the game was on the line, the enthusiasm of Raphael was slot and my heart felt his anguish as he so wanted Toronto to win.  I found myself wishing he would walk away a happy faced youngster of 7 even though I so wanted Boston to win.

My hope is that he will remember his experience at the ball park down the road and maybe even do similar for his children or grandchildren.


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Comment balloon 16 commentsEd Silva • June 09 2016 09:57AM


Sounds like you created some very special memories here.  How Fun!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 4 years ago

Ed, Hard to beat a good day at the ballpark!  I've never been in Fenway, but I've driven write past it at various times over the years.  I have managed to catch games at a handful of parks across the nation, although some of those stadiums are now rubble (Vet Stadium in Philly, the previous Yankee Stadium, and the Reds previous ballpark).  Bill

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) over 4 years ago

I have no doubt Raphael will remember that day and likely share it with future generations! It sounds like it was a great game as well! I like close games better than when one team is so far ahead, there is no chance for the other team to win. 

Posted by Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing) over 4 years ago

Hi Ed     Sounds like a great day that he will remember forever.   Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge of the games.   I hope your having a great week, take care

Posted by KRISTIE DESAUTELS, Caron's Gateway Real Estate (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Hi Ed, I'm confident this was one of the best days he had and will never forget. Creating those magical moments with our loved ones never get old. Your post took me down to memory lane. Have a great Thursday!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 4 years ago

Fenway Park is one of those iconic ballparks that are part of the meaning of Americana!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

Ed Silva ~ hi Ed...have been to the old Yankee Stadium, but never to Fenway Park. One of my fondest memories is going to the US Open when they played on grass in Forest Hills.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

Looks like a great time Ed Silva ... but "Fish Shack" oh yum 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago

Ed I also have great memories of going to games in Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium as a kid.  My wife is taking me to Yankee Stadium for Old Times Day on Sunday as a birthday present.

By the way I would have been cheering for the Blue Jays along with Raphael against the dark empire :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 4 years ago

That is really special Ed and I know he will remember it fondly and create a memory for his children when the time comes.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 4 years ago

Good morning Ed. It is always a treat to go to Fenway. I never had the opportunity to go as a kid, your grandson will remember this experience his entire life.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago

Hi Ed - there are not many classic ball parks left.  I think the only other is Wrigley Field.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

I really, really, love this post! There's something about baseball that is so American! My mom and dad had five girls. My dad really wanted boys, and when the doctor delivered me, he looked at my father and said, "What are you trying to do, start an all girl baseball team?" Well, those words of encouragement gave me my start in learning all about baseball. I think there needs to be a man in every child's life who introduces them to the game.

Your grandson looks so enthusiastic and handsome! I can see him becoming a baseball player! He has a mind of his own, but he's willing to listen to Grandpa too! You're teaching him well to make his own decisions and enjoy life! 

I've only been to Fenway Park in Boston once and I was thrilled! It's a magical kingdom all its own! To think about all the great ball players who were there and celebrities, politicians, leaders, employees of corporations for their annual outing... 

Your grandson will have life long memories, thanks to you!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 4 years ago

Hi Ed Silva , I think maybe Raphael may be headed to the Big Leagues.  He looks pretty serious with that bat.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago

Ed, you have been *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue! 

                                              Travellers in the Rain!


Jun 14, 2016 09:43 PM

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 4 years ago

Great post Ed Silva !! If there were two baseball stadiums I could visit it would be Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium! Such amazing history! I'm sure your grandson will always remember this visit. One of my prized possesions as a kid was a Ted Williams baseball card.

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) over 4 years ago