First at a little after 2 PM tomorrow if you see 4 F-16's zooming in formation over Cambridge heading for the Back Bay don't worry....it just means the Boston Symphony is near the end of the national anthem at Fenway Park. The boys are back in town.
A friend of mine just moved to Boston and found a nice apartment in the 1100 block of Boylston and she asked me if being that close to the ballpark is going to cause her problems parking.
That was 2 days ago and I am still laughing. She is going to learn that living next to Fenway is not fun.
What do Red Sox fans do on Opening Day? It seems they eat and drink a lot.
The Red Sox concessionaire Aramark predicts how much will be consumed at Fenway on Tuesday
- 20,600 Hot Dogs
- 5,800 Bags of Peanuts
- 4,800 Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches
- 3,500 Slices of Pizza
- 3,000 Pounds of French Fries
- 2,900 Soft Pretzels
- 1,700 Bags of Cracker Jack
- 1,500 Bags of Popcorn
- 1,300 Hamburgers
- 1,000 Orders of Chicken Tenders
- 800 Bags of Cotton Candy
- 500 Orders of Nachos
- 300 Gallons of Ice Cream
- 7,200 Bottles of Water
- 1,100 Gallons of Soda
New food items at the park include fish and chips, knishes, kosher hot dogs, Buffalo chicken sandwiches, fruit cups, garlic fries, shaker salads, hot pasta dishes and gourmet popcorn.
If you have tickets....DO NOT DRIVE.
Fenway is accessible from the Green Line (B,C, and D trains) at Kenmore Station, or by the Ruggles Shuttle bus from the Ruggles Station on the Orange Line. There is also limited commuter rail service at Yawkey Station.
The pregame celebration starts at 1 PM and it will have an Olympic feel to it. The ceremonies will commence with a parade of flags belonging to 62 nations on the warning track by the Green Monster. The nations represented by these flags either count Red Sox Nation members as its residents or have citizens who have been in touch with the Red Sox front offices via letters and emails professing their love for the Olde Towne Team.
In addition to the players receiving their World Series rings, championship banners will be unfurled on the Green Monster and the 2007 World Series pennant will be hoisted by the team on the center-field flag pole.
The Boston Symphony, the epitome of Boston’s musical culture, will be an integral part of the Opening Day ceremonies by performing the national anthem and by providing musical accompaniment to the entire ceremony.