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A Red Sox Fan & Connecticut Resident

Posted on August 19, 2017

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   As much as I enjoyed watching last night’s 9-6 Boston Red Sox win over the New York Yankees, a “broad brush” comment in the commentator’s booth requires clarification. It was an off-the-cuff remark by a guest in the booth – introduced I believe as a Burlington,Vermont broadcaster and former football player – there to promote the upcoming college football events at Fenway.   Describing most of Vermont as Red Sox fans, he added that since Burlington was a college town it attracted kids who are Yankees fans from New York and Connecticut. While it may be that the lower portion of Connecticut leans towards the pin stripes, please do not lump all of us into this characterization. Drive north along the…

Should Major League Baseball Reduce Number of Regular Season Games? Don’t Count Red Sox Out?

Posted on June 13, 2015

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Should Major League Baseball reduce the number of regular season games? Don’t count the Red Sox out?   The first query was a poll question posed last night on the New England Sports Network coverage of the Boston Red Sox/Toronto Blue Jays match-up that took a pitiful turn for Sox fans such as myself. As I sat watching the game on the television screen and wishing I was at Fenway Park to enjoy an evening prelude to summer, the BoSox went from a strong lead to a 13-10 loss. YIKES! Another of this season’s aptly described “free falls”.   During the broadcast an interactive poll was put forth about MLB season length. On the one hand, it was noted,…

Mere Hours Away – 2014 Fenway Park Opener with World Series Champ Red Sox vs. Brewers

Posted on April 1, 2014

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb It’s down to three days,  mere hours until the World Champion Red Sox “Boys of Summer” are back in action as the heart of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. This Friday, April 4, at 2:05 p.m. the 2014 season opener gets underway at storied Fenway Park when the 2013 World Series Champ Red Sox take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Currently, no tickets are available for the opening game but redsox.com advises checking back to see if availability changes. However, tickets are still on sale for the games against the Brewers on Saturday night 7:10 p.m. April 5 and Sunday afternoon at 1:35 p.m. on April 6 – following Sunday’s game all children in attendance have a chance to run the…

Wicked Sweet Win – Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Champs

Posted on October 31, 2013

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb It was a wicked sweet win for the Boston Red Sox who clinched the 2013 World Series last night in Fenway Park – the first series championship won at home since 1918, the Babe Ruth era. It would be eighty-six years before the Sox would win subsequent world series titles but those were on the road. Last night’s victory could not have been any sweeter for Red Sox Nation fans, and for the team that became the rallying point for “Boston Strong” in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings in April. The Sox came back from low standing early in the season to make it into the world series and now have taken the title, representing the resiliency displayed…

Neil Diamond Joins Boston Strong To Sing “Sweet Caroline” at Fenway Park

Posted on April 27, 2013

Neil Diamond Leads “Sweet Caroline” at Fenway Park April 20, 2013 By:Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Hats off to singer/songwriter Neil Diamond who surprised officials and the crowd at Fenway Park on April 20 to lead the singing of his mega hit “Sweet Caroline.” The tune has become the anthem of the Red Sox’s historic ballpark located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts (see previous post: “Sweet Caroline” & Night Air at Fenway – Entwined As One Of Life’s Joys). For MLB.com, Jason Mastrodanato wrote that after arriving in Boston last Saturday, when a pre-game show was scheduled before the Red Sox game to honor heroes and victims of the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist bombings, Diamond called Fenway and said, “I’m here. Can I come?” Thrilling…

“Sweet Caroline” & Night Air at Fenway Park – Entwined As One Of Life’s Joys

Posted on April 19, 2013

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Sitting in the night air at Fenway Park is one of the great joys of my life. Surrounded there by friends and family, all watching the team we love – the Boston Red Sox- play a sport we love, in a ballpark we love, in a city we love. Historic Boston, birthplace of American Democracy, the American Revolution and home to many of our nation’ s Founding Fathers and greatest patriots. Darkness falls, the enormous floodlights flick on illuminating the baseball diamond. The evening continues accented by a cup of Bud Light and a hotdog, followed by some popcorn. Innings pass as the players take their turn at bat or on the field. If the Red Sox are ahead, all…