Red Sox banners, 1975-2018

Let me take you on a Fenway Park walking tour on a blustery spring morning. It’s the baseball season, after all.


I snapped these pics awhile back when I was in the area and feeling nostalgic. Back in the day when I was hosting middays at the late, legendary Rock of Boston, WBCN, I’d get off the air at 3 p.m. The BCN studios were at 1265 Boylston St., so Fenway Park was literally in our backyard. I’d leave my car in the parking garage, stroll over to Lansdowne St., grab myself a sausagepeppersonions from one of the street vendors, and just soak in the Opening Day atmosphere.


“But 12, why didn’t you buy a ticket and just go to the game?” Are you kidding me? This was back in the heyday of the World Champion Red Sox of the early 2000’s. Fenway Park was sold out on the regular and scalpers were making money hand-over-fist. I wasn’t about to take the max withdrawal out of an ATM and fork it over to some dirtbag for standing room tickets where I’d be five people deep and have no cash left over to grab a couple few ice cold Sam Adams.


Red Sox, Restaurants, Refreshments: A Fenway Park Walking Tour

No, a nice stroll around the old ballyard always suited me just fine. Even during the offseason. Anytime I’m in the area, whether I’m DJing at the Baseball Tavern (RIP) or hanging out with my friends from RCN or just grabbing a bite at Bill’s Bar, I’m always making time to take a walk. Sure, the neighborhood has changed a lot over the years. But the memories I have and the magic that’s in the dirt in the bricks of Fenway Park will never change. I hope I captured some of it in my photos.

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