Boston Bites Back at Fenway Park on May 15. Tickets are $211.99 and $1039.95 for food from 100 local chefs.
A New Hampshire man who says he was permanently injured when a folding chair in the Fenway bleachers collapsed, sending him plummeting to the concrete, yesterday filed suit against the Red Sox in federal court.
Richard McLaughlin is seeking unspecified damages - but more than $75,000 - for injuries he says he incurred during a game on May 4, 2010 (against the Angels), while sitting in the right-field bleachers, behind the Sox bullpen:
Plaintiff was seated in a metal folding chair provided by Defendants.
During the game, the folding chair that Plaintiff was seated in suddenly collapsed and flattened, causing Plaintiff to fall backwards onto the cement, hitting his head, neck, back and right shoulder. Plaintiff suffered serious and permanent injuries.
Liverpool fan club apologizes to Kenmore Square bar for getting it in hot water with police, licensing boardBy adamg - 9/21/12 - 11:21 am
For local fans of Liverpool FC, it was the chance of a lifetime: To watch their soccer heroes in a match at Fenway Park. Unfortunately for An Tua Nua, a march of Liverpool supporters from Kenmore Square to Fenway on July 25 proved far more successful than its organizers had hoped, leading a BPD detective to write the place up and landing it before the Boston Licensing Board earlier this week.
Steve Buckley at the Herald tweets Pesky died this afternoon. He was 92.
Turns out PETA helped the Red Sox bottom line by buying one of those 100th-anniversary bricks. Only the crafty animal righters report their brick has a subliminal message in it that will convince Bostonians to stop eating lobsters:
Lead Our Bo Sox To Early Runs! Late Inning Blasts! Easy Routs! A Trophy In Our Name!
If you take the first letter of each word, you get "LOBSTER LIBERATION."
PETA hopes its message will encourage Boston residents to skip cruelly produced lobster dishes in favor of vegetarian meals, such as the veggie dogs and meatless burritos available at Fenway's concession stands. PETA's brick has been placed in the concourse Gate C, Jim Rice Section 7.
PETA did not specify if they bought one of the $250 bricks or one of the larger $475 models.
Updated 4:40 p.m.
Boston Police tweeted this afternoon:
Missing: Wally the Green Monster, If seen please call Boston Police.
About an hour later, police updated: Wally was back, safe and sound at Fenway. What at first sounded like a case of a dementia-suffering Wally, or perhaps a cruel prank by a Yankees fan, turned out to have a much simpler/stupider explanation: An employee who has authorization to wear the suit decided to take a walk around outside Fenway with the suit on - without permission. As crusading reporter Ryan Schulteis (no doubt to be tabbed to play crusading reporter Ryan Schulteis in the impending Affleck caper flick based on the incident) tweeted:
@RedSox say this employee normally wears the costume & chose to take it around the city today. No word on any disciplinary action.
The best of the Hunt for Green Wally:
A sore-eared Fenway resident complains:
Helicopter tours over Fenway Park creating massive noise pollution to neighborhood residents. Aren't there regulations against this?
Ed. note: Today's game would suggest the Sox are doing their best to end this problem as quickly as possible.
Joy of Sox reports on an effort to shame the shameless during the series against the Yankees:
Four games, on four networks. Bring your anti-Boston Sports Media signs to the ballpark! Or make them once you're inside. The media's ego has exploded, and they're making not only themselves but us look like morons. It's time to let them know that they don't represent Red Sox fans, that it's not all about them, and that they need to leave the players alone and let them play ball!
MV files the following report, to go with the video he took of some guy stealing one of several banners off poles by Fenway:
WBZ tweets that Carl Beane died in a car crash in Sturbridge today.
Fenway Park turns 100 this year. Browse some photos from back in the day.
Literally. Alert New England reports the Boston Fire Department responded to 4 Yawkey Way - the Sox front office - for a second-floor fire around 11:30. The fire was quickly knocked down.
Steve Saleeba tweets:
Could be one of many fires that will have to be put out there this year.
UPDATE: The Boston Fire Department reports the cause was a short circuit near a wall-mounted light fixture. No injuries, but fire and water damage estimated at $100,000.
Photo copyright Paul Keleher. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
On Saturday, the city will give away 3,600 tickets to skate on the field on Jan. 1 and Jan. 16.
A Sox fan sent in this photo of Fenway Park on Friday to the Globe. Hanging among the other retired numbers on the outside of the ballpark was good ol' #7.
Of course, Carlton "Pudge" Fisk (#27) might have something to say about all of this.
The Globe reports on the great deal the Sox got from Boston for using city streets
A glassy-eyed, alcohol-infused Sox fan who had to be wrestled to the ground at a game in July after knocking a woman down raised the hackles of Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer today.
"What concerns me right now is the level of intoxication of this patron," she told Fenway officials at a hearing on a police citation for having a "disorderly, intoxicated patron arrested on the premises" at a July 27 game.
Sox officials said the issue was more one of general belligerence than drunkenness - the guy just seemed to have a lot of pent up anger and had been yelling for several innings.
Red Sox Nation, that is. Boston Police report arresting a Plymouth woman on charges she stole another woman's purse at last night's Red Sox game.
According to police, witnesses saw Margaret A. Donahue, 40, use her foot to move the purse of another woman seated out in the right-field area, then reach down, pick it up and walk away:
The purse along with its contents was recovered and the suspect placed under arrest. Once placed under arrest, the suspect began to struggle with officers and made numerous phone calls to 911 requesting the presence of additional officers alleging misconduct by officers.
Mitchell B. shows how Fenway is preparing for the Dropkick Murphys concert tomorrow.