Fenway Park

By - 11/20/17 - 9:14 am

Maureen Rogers recounts taking in a trio of Irish hurling matches at Fenway yesterday.

For the first half of the Galway-Dublin match, we tried to figure out the rules by just watching. My brother Rick, who played pretty much every American sport growing up, was able to pick up on some of the rules as we went along, figuring out the difference between a 1 point play, a 3 point play, and a 5 point score, and picking up on the fact that there seemed to be some sort of rule similar to dribbling with respect to how long you could hold the sliotar (the ball) in your hand. But at half time we gave up and went to the Google. It was just too much of a struggle to try to guess what would be called a foul. Apparently, whacking someone in the head with a hurley is perfectly okay.

By - 10/17/17 - 12:16 pm

Early on Aug. 13, a woman standing in Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave., had her buttocks grabbed by a male employee. Read more.

By - 8/1/17 - 9:46 am
Couple together since 1961 at Fenway Park

Marla M. spotted this pair of lovebirds at Fenway Park last night.

Copyright Marla M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/18/17 - 10:11 am

Joy of Sox recounts the Gamblers' Riot, 100 years ago today.

By - 5/3/17 - 9:23 pm

Update: Hennick has made his Facebook feed private, but the Globe report quotes more extensively from his original account.

Calvin Hennick reports on what happened when he took his son to his first Sox game, the day after Orioles player Adam Jones complained of racist taunting:

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."

Read more.

By - 4/30/17 - 10:15 pm

Michael J. Nichols reports:

It finally happened! @RedSox game 'proposal in front of Bud Light logo' got awkward quickly. She wasn't excited & Sox cut to random shot!

Read more.

By - 4/6/17 - 8:11 pm

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.

By - 2/22/17 - 1:11 pm

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.

By - 2/6/17 - 12:04 pm
Truck Day at Fenway Park

RoadTrip New England was on hand at Fenway Park to capture all the excitement.

By - 10/11/16 - 9:20 am

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.

By - 9/14/16 - 8:15 pm
Sunset over Fenway Park

Lisa Plesko enjoyed the spectacular sunset over Fenway Park tonight.

More sunset photos: Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 9:37 am
Lights at James Taylor concert at Fenway Park

Michael Ratty shows us a sea of cell phones at the end of last night's James Taylor concert at Fenway Park.

By - 7/24/16 - 5:04 am

WBZ reports a monitor dislodged by high winds last night fell on Remy's head, sending him home for the night.

By - 7/17/16 - 8:30 pm
Long lines at Fenway Park for Paul McCartney concert

Doug Sieber had a bird's-eye view for the long lines outside the Paul McCartney concert tonight - stretching to Boylston Street. Read more.

By - 7/16/16 - 11:49 pm

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.

By - 6/8/16 - 9:56 am

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.

By - 6/7/16 - 4:34 pm

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.

By - 4/29/16 - 10:27 pm

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.

By - 4/21/16 - 3:35 pm

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"