Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Sully Baseball Salutes... the never built NEW Fenway Park
In the late 1990s and early 2000s when the last remnants of the Yawkey empire was still crushing the Red Sox, there was talk about building a new Fenway Park.
Fenway was old. Crumbling. It smelled like Pee. It was hard to get to. The seats were too narrow. And the explosion of new ballparks in Cleveland and Baltimore and around the majors made the popular rallying cry "New Stadium Equals More Jobs And Championship Teams!"
The Red Sox wanted a new Fenway Park and there was a campaign to build it.
I remember seeing a commercial reminding people that the last time the Red Sox built a new stadium, they won the World Series. (The Sox won the thrilling 1912 series.)