Saturday, June 4, 2011
That's the author on the right
Welcome to Fenway Reflections & More, where I hope you'll enjoy reading about some of the unique individuals and experiences I've encountered in a lifetime visiting Fenway Park.
Many of the stories I'll share are of people I met in researching and writing my latest book, Fenway Park - The Centennial, which will be published by St. Martin's Press this September in advance of the ballpark's 100th birthday next year. Others I've encountered during more than a decade as the publications editor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where I've had a first-hand look at the incredible Jimmy Fund-Red Sox relationship and the healing power of baseball.
Because I hope this will become a place where all Citizens of Fenway congregate, I encourage you to write in with your own memories of Yawkey Way, baseball and otherwise. Maybe you saw Pele play there, or met Bruce backstage, or "struck out" in the old bowling alley underneath Lansdowne Street. Perhaps you proposed to your wife in the bleachers, caught a ball in the Monster seats, or slapped Yaz's hand during his last lap around the park in October, 1983. If your tale is a good one, maybe you'll end up profiled here yourself. (Don't worry, I'll ask you if it's OK first.)
So thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll return often. I can't guarantee every entry will be the literary equivalent of Game Six of the '75 Series, but I'm going to give it my best shot.