Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com

Photo by Jacqueline Bennett

Photo by Jacqueline Bennett


Another chapter has been added to the storied history of Fenway Park.


What better way to launch the April 13, 2015 Red Sox season home opener at Fenway, “America’s oldest ballpark”, than to have New England Patriots Super Bowl MVP, Hall of Fame bound quarterback Tom Brady, toss out the ceremonial first pitch. The video, that can be viewed in the tweet below, is posted on redsox.com and was shown on this morning’s NESN “Update”.



Wearing a Rex Sox cap, Brady made the throw which turned out to be a grounder to the Sox’ David Ortiz. This occurred after Patriots and reigning Super Bowl champs owner Robert Kraft, his son Jonathan, Coach Bill Belichick and Brady each carried aloft onto the field one the Patriots’ four Vince Lombardi trophies won during the Belichick/Brady era.


One announcer put it – “how blessed we are”- to be living in this extraordinary sports era for New Englanders that includes the four Patriots Super Bowl victories, three Red Sox World Series wins, plus a Boston Celtics Championship, and a Boston Bruins Stanley Cup win (that even a Hartford Whalers fan can appreciate).


Under sunny skies and temperatures approaching 70 degrees, the Red Sox went on to win the game against the Washington Nationals 9-4. The Sox take on the Nationals again today at Fenway.