Travels with The Fresh Lobster – Fenway Park, Boston
B&M Catering mascot, The Fresh Lobster, took in a Red Sox Game at Fenway Park in Boston. B&M Catering provides full service and drop off buffet catering.
Our friend, Jenna F. from Easton, MA, sent us this picture of The Fresh Lobster. It was a cold night in the last days of April when she took in the game from the center field bleachers. It was only 40 degrees that night, when the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4.
We thought we might take this opportunity to learn more about our Boston icon – Fenway Park. Here’s what we learned.
Many generations have come and gone, but Fenway Park remains very much as it did on the day it opened on April 20 , 1912. Some of the mystique of Fenway Park lies in the intimacy it encourages. Fans become like family to the players. Familiar chants are quickly taken up by everyone in the stands to let their players know that they are there for them. “Spaceman”, “Eck”, “Pudge”, “Yaz”, “Petey” and, of course, “Big Papi”. It has been said that other places have spectators, but Fenway has 35,000 participants.
When the Boston Red Sox play at home, the atmosphere at Yawkey way and Landsdowne Street is filled with electric energy. Families and friends enjoy the brass band, the characters on stilts, and all the many voices and smells coming from the vendors and their wares. Roasted peanuts, sausages with peppers and onions, hot dogs and popcorn are everywhere you look.
The neighborhood in which Fenway resides is so small, that each of Fenways’ renovations over the past 100 years has resulted in lots of quirky features suchs as “Pesky Pole” and the Green Monster. It is actually the fourth smallesd MLB ballpark based upon seating capacity and second smallest by total capacity.
Have you heard of The Lone Red Seat? It is located in the right field bleachers (Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21) and marks the longest homerun ever hit at Fenway Park. On June 9, 1946, Ted Williams hit a home run that was officially measured at 502 feet.
As you enter the park by the right field grandstand, you will see the eight retired numbers hanging. All of the numbers retired by the Red Sox are in red on a white circle. Jackie Robinson’s 42, which has been retired by all of the MLB is in blue on a white circle.
These days, Fenway Park is not used solely for baseball games. It would not be surprising to come to Yawkey Way to take in a soccer or hockey game. You may even have been lucky enough to come to Fenway for a concert such as when Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles played in 1973 or Bruce Springsteen in 2003.
No matter when or why you come to Fenway, you can be sure that you will feel the energy and the history of this historic park.
If you are planning a trip, let us know. We would love to send The Fresh Lobster along to accompany you. It could be kind of fun, and we’d love more pictures!!
Drop us an email and let us know where to send your Fresh Lobster friend. If your picture is chosen as the photo of the month, we will send you a Fresh Lobster T- Shirt.