Faithful to Fenway: Believing in Boston, Baseball, and America's Most Beloved Ballpark

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THE BIRTH OF AN
URBAN BALLPARK
Leisure, Nostalgia, and the Baseball Creed

It’s old baseball, how it used to be, and there’s so much history at Fen-
way. The legend has grown over the years… Historical monuments
are important; they bring back old memories, the real field of dreams.

—Lou Gorman, former Red Sox general manager
(1984–1993)

Fenway, the fans, the city, they all need each other… they always
needed each other. It’s been that way since 1912.

—Tom T., Red Sox fan, Brookline, Massachusetts

Like many of those fortunate enough to get their hands on a ticket to the see the Red Sox host the Yankees for the fifth game of the 2003 American League Championship Series, I was pacing back and forth on the concourse just above the single-level infield grandstand on the thirdbase side. Like some, I was able to sneak my ticket stub in front of Billy Crystal for his autograph. A renowned Yankee fan who had made the trip north to find himself in one of Fenway Park’s not-so-cozy box seats, Crystal’s celebrity status seemed to trump his baseball allegiance. But most of the Red Sox fans at Fenway that chilly October evening had other things on their mind than the chance to chat it up with the “mahvelous” comedian.

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