Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb

Fenway Park, Boston, MA

It’s not long now. The countdown is on to the Boston Red Sox 2012 regular season home opener at the incomparable Fenway Park, that is marking a historic 100-year anniversary. Opening day falls on Friday April 13, an afternoon game against the Rays.

Standing on Yawkey Way outside Fenway in downtown Boston, it is hard not to be in awe of  the nation’s oldest ballpark. I attended my first professional baseball game there with my dad. Walking towards the park, excitement always builds. Once inside, it’s all about the game – well – and the Green Monster, the 7th inning stretch and a chance to honor tradition by singing along to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame…”

For anyone interested in the history of Fenway, PBS is scheduled to air “Inside Fenway Park: An icon At 100” Monday at 10:00 p.m. According to an article by Zack Meisel/MLB.com, posted on redsox.com, actor Matt Damon does some narration for the film and former Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle is interviewed along with many others. The special is slated to air again Tuesday night at 8:00.