SI Vault
 
FENWAY for the SOUL
November 24, 2011
IF YOU are lucky enough to have visited Fenway Park—whether once, twice or dozens of times—then you will always carry it with you, for Fenway is a moveable feast. O.K., so that's not quite what Hemingway wrote (he mused about the Left Bank, not the leftfield wall), but it is true, and especially so for the SI writers who over the following pages recall the park in many guises: on hot days and snowy ones, in times of triumph and defeat, as a place for music, merriment, even love. As these recollections from childhood and adulthood show, no one leaves Fenway without taking something away
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
November 24, 2011

Fenway For The Soul

IF YOU are lucky enough to have visited Fenway Park—whether once, twice or dozens of times—then you will always carry it with you, for Fenway is a moveable feast. O.K., so that's not quite what Hemingway wrote (he mused about the Left Bank, not the leftfield wall), but it is true, and especially so for the SI writers who over the following pages recall the park in many guises: on hot days and snowy ones, in times of triumph and defeat, as a place for music, merriment, even love. As these recollections from childhood and adulthood show, no one leaves Fenway without taking something away

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

In the bottom of the eighth David Ortiz hits a home run to straightaway center, and then Jonathan Papelbon gets the save for Schilling. We walk down the concrete steps, and I seize on the emotion to yell son's name and then ambush him with a cellphone photo. Behind him are the wall and the lights, same as they ever were.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14