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Sox Fan Hit by Bat Expected to Survive

Tonya Carpenter was gravely injured at Friday's game

(Newser) - The fan who suffered life-threatening injuries from a broken bat Friday night at a Red Sox game is expected to survive and is now in serious condition, reports the Boston Globe . Tonya Carpenter's family released a statement saying that they're "grateful to all who have reached out... More »

Boston Fan Nearly Killed by Broken Bat

Woman in stands suffers life-threatening injuries

(Newser) - A freak accident last night during a Red Sox game at Fenway has left a woman with life-threatening injuries, reports AP . She got struck in the head by a broken bat while sitting in the second row and was taken from the stadium in a stretcher, bleeding heavily, reports the... More »

Emotional Red Sox Fans Kiss Marathon Finish Line

Meanwhile, riots break out in New Hampshire, at UMass

(Newser) - Celebrations—and, occasionally, riots—broke out all over Red Sox Nation following last night's World Series win, the team's first at Fenway since 1918. But one gathering had particular poignancy: Many of the fans pouring out of Fenway made their way to the Boston Marathon finish line, bringing... More »

Red Sox Win World Series

Beat Cardinals 6-1; first championship at home since 1918

(Newser) - David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox romped to their third World Series championship in 10 seasons, thumping October ace Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 last night in Game 6. Shane Victorino drove in four runs and John Lackey pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning as... More »

World Series Ticket Accidentally Sold for $3

Looks like someone forgot a few zeros

(Newser) - A baseball fan got the steal of a lifetime. Someone selling a ticket to Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park accidentally forgot some zeroes and sold it on StubHub for $3. With the service fee, the lucky fan, named Eric, was able to wrap up the whole... More »

Neil Diamond Gives Boston, Red Sox Fans a 'Sweet' Surprise

Leads crowd in 'Sweet Caroline'

(Newser) - Fenway Park offered up a number of tributes to the Boston Marathon victims at yesterday's Red Sox game, a matchup with the Kansas City Royals that had been delayed due to Friday's manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But the biggest surprise may have been Neil Diamond's appearance. He... More »

Fenway Park Is a Century Old

Boston Red Sox celebrate stadium's 100th birthday

(Newser) - Baseball's "Sistine Chapel" turns 100 today, a century to the day after its first regular-season game. As the oldest major-league stadium, Fenway Park has seen the Boston Red Sox through a turbulent century, hosting heroes from Babe Ruth to Ted Williams to Hank Aaron, the Boston Globe notes.... More »

Fenway Park Becomes a Hockey Rink

Summer game, Red Sox yield to Winter Classic, Bruins

(Newser) - The crown jewel of American baseball became a hockey rink today as the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers took over Fenway Park for the NHL Winter Classic. Fans packed the stands and even perched atop the iconic left-field wall, wearing far more clothing than typical visitors to the almost-98-year-old park.... More »

Kennedy Honored at Fenway

(Newser) - His hometown Boston Red Sox honored the late Ted Kennedy tonight, the Globe reports, with an Air Force sergeant playing Taps before a pre-game moment of silence at Fenway Park. The team also played a video tribute midway through the first inning to the Massachusetts Democrat—who, the team owner... More »

Fenway Will Be NHL's Next Outdoor Venue

(Newser) - Boston’s Fenway Park will host next season’s outdoor NHL game, the Globe reports today, with the Bruins facing either the Philadelphia Flyers or Washington Capitals on New Year’s Day in baseball's oldest stadium. The so-called Winter Classic most recently attracted 40,000 to Chicago’s Wrigley Field... More »

NYT Ready to Sell BoSox Stake

As newspapers tank, company offloads non-core assets

(Newser) - With revenues plummeting and advertisers and readers fleeing, the cash-starved New York Times Co is looking to offload a once-sacrosanct asset—its 17.5% stake in the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, the Wall Street Journal reports. Revenues at the Times Co arm that includes the Grey Lady and... More »

Red Sox Freeze Ticket Prices

Team concedes fans may have trouble paying Fenway premium

(Newser) - Times are tough, and the Boston Red Sox know it—in a nod to fans, the team froze ticket prices at Fenway yesterday for the first time in 14 years, the Globe reports. At an average $48.80, tickets are still some of baseball's most expensive, but "We do... More »

Diamond Dilemma: Fenway's Sweet Caroline Fixation

Tradition just kinda started at Boston ballpark, DJ says

(Newser) - Where it began, he couldn’t begin to know, so Jonathan Elias of Boston’s WBZ-TV reached out to learn how Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline became an 8th-inning singalong tradition at the Red Sox’ Fenway Park. The not-as-cool-as-you-thought answer, per the ballpark’s DJ: “They started playing it... More »

Ballpark Grass Is Artful Work

Red Sox groundskeeper pioneered growing trend in baseball aesthetics

(Newser) - Amid the pageantry sure to accompany tomorrow’s opening of the Major League Baseball playoffs, the increasingly intricate patterns mown into stadium grass is sure to catch fans’ eyes. Red Sox groundskeeper David Mellor pioneered the technique as an assistant in Milwaukee in 1993, the New York Times reports, and... More »

Lester Throws No-Hitter

24-year-old Red Sox lefty and cancer survivor beats KC Royals

(Newser) - Jon Lester can now add pitching a no-hitter to his already amazing list of accomplishments. The 24-year-old lefty, who survived cancer to pitch the clincher of Boston's 2007 World Series victory, shut down Kansas City 7-0 Monday night for the first no-hitter in the majors this season. "Really, words... More »

Best American Ballparks

One scribe suggests places you'd most want to be taken out for a ballgame

(Newser) - In choosing the best place to watch a ballgame, Chris De Luca decided to keep the team and city out of the discussion. With that in mind, the Chicago Sun-Times presents his list:
  1. Fenway Park: the flawed classic.
  2. Safeco Field: the high-tech home of the Mariners.
  3. Yankee Stadium: sadly, not
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Yanks Exhume Sox Jersey at New Stadium

Boston fan tried to hex New York's new home

(Newser) - A construction worker on the Yankees' new stadium made a unique play to reverse the Curse, reports the New York Post. A Red Sox fan, Gino Castignoli buried a David Ortiz jersey behind home plate last summer, but two former colleagues located and exhumed the shirt today. Now the Sox-lover... More »

It's Fenway's True Opening Day

Red Sox season doesn't really start until the first Yankees game, and vice versa

(Newser) - This century has seen a drastic reversal of the Red Sox and Yankees' fortunes, but the draw of the teams' storied rivalry is still as strong as ever. Although small-market fans across the country will express derision or disinterest at the meeting of the powerhouses, chances are they will still... More »

Red Sox Get Rings, Then Drop Tigers to 0-7

Matsuzaka shuts down Detroit bats over 6 2/3 innings

(Newser) - There was red-white-and-blue bunting hanging from the stands, a Green Monster-sized American flag on the left-field wall and an Air National Guard flyover punctuating "The Star-Spangled Banner." After opening with a three-country trip of nearly 16,000 miles, the Boston Red Sox returned to Fenway Park, received their... More »

Resident Hawk Claws Fenway Park Visitor

Ominously named Alexa Rodriguez mostly unharmed

(Newser) - A red-tailed hawk swooped down and attacked a 13-year-old girl at Fenway Park yesterday, the Boston Globe reports. Though the hawk scratched her scalp and drew blood, the girl is okay. “She’s fine, a little shaken,” said her teacher. But what really drew attention to the unfortunate... More »

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