NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

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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…

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…

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…

Happy Birthday Fenway Park!

Posted on April 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Fenway Park! Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb The Boston Red Sox will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of historic Fenway Park today during a pre-game ceremony. The ceremony will take place just before the Sox continue one of the greatest of all sport’s rivalries, in a game with the New York Yankees, the same team the Sox beat 7-6 in eleven innings on April 20, 1912 – then called The New York Highlanders, according to Both teams are scheduled to wear their throwback uniforms. Expect the first pitch to be thrown this afternoon at 3:15 p.m. Yesterday a free open house was held at Fenway attracting 52,000 visitors, reports. Wally the Green Monster roamed about and…