I had this one circled on the calendar for awhile once the 2017 schedule was announced last year and it was official that the Buccos would open the season at Fenway Park.
I thought about writing about the experience and what I did step by step and witnessed, but I’ve already done a Fenway Park review and figured it might be better to just go through all the pictures I was able to capture on that beautiful day.
The Red Sox beat the Pirates 5-3, but it was still an awesome time. Click here for my quick series recap.
The back of the scoreboard, outside the park on Lansdowne Street.
A view of the scene pregame on Lansdowne Street taken outside the House of Blues.
Yawkey Way pregame. You have to scan your ticket to enter this part of the street on game days.
The legendary ‘Boston Strong’ 617 jersey that hung in the dugout after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
The view when you first walk up the tunnel and into the stands.
View of the outfield on top of the Green Monster stairs. (Need a ticket to go beyond here)
The Fisk Pole
How they built concourses in 1912, under the third base stands.
Same concourse, just looking the other way.
Panorama of the players lined up for the National Anthem with the American flag covering the Green Monster.
Mid-game view from the seats.
Red Sox won. Cue Dirty Water and Tessie.
The press box from below.
Leaving the game, outside the entrance on the corner of Yawkey Way and Van Ness Street.