MLB Parks Tour #1 – Fenway Park, Boston, MA – 2005

If we were to get really technical, Fenway Park wasn’t the first ballpark Yvette and I visited as a couple. In fact, it was the local Ballpark in Arlington that set in motion our goal to visit each of America’s 30 Major League ballparks. Nevertheless, Fenway was the first park we visited after being wed. Actually, it was one of the very first things we did as a married couple, less than 24 hours later.  We were married in Mineral Wells, TX on June 18th, 2005, and early the next morning boarded a plane to Boston, arriving there just in time to check in to our hotel and take the train to Yawkey Way.

Forgive the poor quality of the images, as at the time, we weren’t committed to digital cameras or our multi-park endeavor.  My, how time flies.

Can’t see the slideshow? Check out the photos here!

The game:

Pittsburgh Pirates – 0
Boston Red Sox – 8

Sunday, June 19, 2005, 2:07PM
Time of Game: 2:47
Weather: Clear, 57 degrees

Attendance: 35,046

Winning Pitcher: Matt Clement (8-1)
Losing Pitcher:
Kip Wells (5-6)

The hot dog:

(Hot Dog ratings are for entertainment purposes only.  Any resemblance to hot dogs, either real or fictional, is purely coincidental.)

The Fenway Frank is a classic, but withstanding even that, it would receive higher marks for the unique use of bread alone.  Therefore, it gets 5 out of 5 hotdogs.

Score: 5 Dogs


So that’s number one in the series.  We’ve seen quite a few ballparks since that first one in Boston, and will post about those soon.  Cheers, and play ball!


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