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Sam Deck Replaces Bud Deck at Fenway Park

Posted on April 11, 2018

By Jacqueline Bennett   The moral of this story: go up against a Founding Father of the United States and expect to lose.   Budweiser is one of the most popular beers in the U.S.. It’s Clydesdale draft horse wagons are legendary. And until recently, the right field roof deck at Fenway Park was known as the Bud Deck ~ announced by a large sign hanging above.   No longer. Sam Adams beer is now the official beer of Fenway Park and the “Sam Deck” has replaced the “Bud Deck.” The biggest change for fans is likely the sign change, according to       I have fond recollections of the “Bud Deck” having sat there during a most memorable visit to…

A Red Sox Fan & Connecticut Resident

Posted on August 19, 2017

By Jacqueline Bennett   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…

Oh Those ~ Wicked Good ~ Fenway Franks !

Posted on July 23, 2017

  Write-up & Photos By Jacqueline Bennett   Wicked good. In New England that may be the ultimate compliment ~ underscoring the notion that sometimes a little wicked can be oh so good. That sentiment is aptly applied to Fenway Franks. Although most would agree hot dogs are not the healthiest choice ~ a little wicked ~ they surely are a ~ good ~ ole’ American favorite. Arguably, none more so than the hotdogs enjoyed at Fenway Park.   “The culinary icon of New England baseball got a fresh start in 2009, and now thanks in part to a bold, new recipe, Fenway Franks are more popular than ever,” Chris Burnett wrote for Yankee Magazine’s New England Living in May 2017.   Marking…

Breakfast Week & the “Most Memorable of Breakfasts”

Posted on January 28, 2016

  By Jacqueline Bennett   Breakfast out is a favorite treat that feels like being on vacation. When I learned yesterday of annual Breakfast Week slated for January 24-30, 2016 by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, to highlight the importance of “the most important meal of the day”, my plan was to write a straightforward report on the event.   My thoughts though kept drifting back to the most memorable of breakfasts experienced on the most memorable of trips from Connecticut up to Boston, Massachusetts to a Red Sox game. So the report instead became an anecdote. I hope you get a laugh from it – we have gotten many.   This Boston trip was meant to be special for my mother,…

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

Posted on June 13, 2015

By Jacqueline Bennett   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 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…

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, 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…