Joy of Sox recounts the Gamblers' Riot, 100 years ago today.
Update: Hennick has made his Facebook feed private, but the Globe report quotes more extensively from his original account.
At the game, Jones got a small ovation from the crowd when he was introduced (and a much larger one before his first at-bat, when the stands had filled in). But after a young Kenyan woman finished singing the Star-Spangled Banner, the middle-aged white fan next to me leaned over and said, "It was too long, and she niggered it up."
The Red Sox yesterday won city permission to host eight concerts at Fenway Park this summer, starting with the Dead and Company on June 17 and 18.
The Red Sox wanted to host twelve concerts, but city licensing head Christine Pulgini said nope after a hearing last month at which Fenway residents and City Councilor Josh Zakim said they didn't sign up for lots of concerts at Fenway on top of 81 Sox home games. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports a short circuit in a Fenway Park transformer room around 12:15 p.m. caused some smoke but no damage to the park and no injuries. An Eversource crew relieved firefighters and stepped up to the plate to deal with the problem.
RoadTrip New England was on hand at Fenway Park to capture all the excitement.
Shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday, an aggrieved citizen filed a complaint:
Several Cleveland Indians are chewing tobacco in violation of the city ordinance banning tobacco in parks including Fenway Park.
Michael Ratty shows us a sea of cell phones at the end of last night's James Taylor concert at Fenway Park.
WBZ reports a monitor dislodged by high winds last night fell on Remy's head, sending him home for the night.
Boston Police confiscated several nitrous-oxide tanks in the area outside the Dead & Company concert at Fenway Park tonight. After police interrupted the sale of balloons filled with the gas, firefighters collected the tanks for disposal.
A training exercise that will turn Fenway Park into a series of battlefields this weekend is aimed more at training Boston Police and other first responders how to deal with a lone gunman with a large arsenal than a coordinated attack by terrorists. Read more.
BPD and Homeland Security will create an impromptu battlefield at Fenway Park this weekend with an Army center that works to develop the weapons of tomorrow.
Sunday's "full scale counterterrorism exercise" will ring out with "realistic-sounding, simulated gunshots" between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. as drones fly overhead and various other technologies, including bomb-sniffing dogs and specialized metal detectors, get put to the test.
Yawkey way, from Brookline Avenue to Boylston Street and Van Ness Street from Ipswich to Ross Way, will be shut.
Hardball Times provides an oral history of that famous night when air-traffic controllers from San Diego to Boston cleared a private jet ahead of other planes and then Sox fans on Storrow Drive pulled to the side so a state trooper could get Doug Mirabelli to Fenway in time to catch Tim Wakefield in a game against the Yankees.
Massachusetts State Police (via a statement): We wouldn’t do something like that again, certainly not with lights and siren. As a public safety agency, that was not an appropriate use of our assets.
Josh Kantor, the organist at Fenway Park, is playing tributes to Prince in between innings of today's game:
1st inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Little Red Corvette"
2nd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Purple Rain"
3rd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Take Me With U"
Fenway organ, 4th inning: Prince's "Raspberry Beret"
Jeremy Selwyn, one of the region's foremost potato-chip experts, reports fans of Wise potato chips could get pretty fried when they go to a Red Sox game this year: The Sox have switched their official potato chips from Wise to Lay's.
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