Shock The World Chronicles: Phillies Vs. Red Sox At Fenway Park On Memorial Day


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.

6 Replies to “Shock The World Chronicles: Phillies Vs. Red Sox At Fenway Park On Memorial Day”

  1. Good stuff, Rev. I can’t wait to get out there myself. I particularly enjoyed your paragraph about the ass clowns who start the wave. I’ve been to four Dodgers games this year, and my absolute biggest gripe (and really, only gripe about the ballpark outside of its shitty team) is the fact that a new wave is started every 30 minutes. I’ve never been to a ballpark that does the wave so often and I don’t fucking get it.

    Regardless, great post. Makes me want to go even more now.

  2. Great post.

    That’s what being a baseball fan is all about. I’ve been to Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium and Wrigley. Fenway is definitely next on my list.

    One correction: “I Love The Night Life” is the worst song ever made.

    1. Ha, definitely no lack of worst songs. I’ve been to the Vet, Citizens Bank Park, Fenway, old Yankee Stadium, new Yankee Stadium, PNC, Camden Yards, Wrigley and Petco and hope to get to all of them at some point. Next up most likely is Citi Field and the Nationals Stadium. And hope to hit up San Fran and Oakland if I can next month.

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