With the onslaught of the “new old” stadiums erected the past 25 years or so beginning with Camden Yards and Jacobs Field, there are only a precious few historic holy grails left in the sport. The two most famous and longest tenured are, without question, Wrigley Field and Fenway Park.
Last summer, I was lucky enough to shock the world in Chicago to see the Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley, and this past Memorial Day weekend, I finally made my maiden voyage to Fenway Park to watch my Philadelphia Phillies take on the Boston Red Sox on Memorial Day night.
Just as Wrigley was everything I imagined it would be and more, so too was Fenway, even if the Phillies didn’t exactly make the game itself very enjoyable.
The weekend truly began on Saturday, as I flew up to Boston with some friends to meet up with my old roommate on the shortest flight ever. When we arrived, the weather wasn’t very accommodating — cool, breezy and rainy. But we made the most of it anyway, gaining our bearings for a bit, drinking some beers and then heading out to Kings … the bar/bowling alley with a theme centered around the classic, hilarious movie “Kingpin.” If you’ve never seen “Kingpin,” do yourself a favor and check it out right now. It’s quite literally one of the best movies both Bill Murray and Woody Harrelson have ever been in.
We spent the remainder of the night eating and drinking, as one does.