Welcome to my third year participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year’s theme is BOSTON.
Today’s letter is Y which will showcase Yawkey Way… or in other words, the site of Fenway Park.
Have you ever had one of those serendipitous moments – when two seemingly unrelated events come together in a beneficial way? This happened to me when brainstorming ideas for today’s letter.
I knew I couldn’t talk about Boston without mentioning baseball. I’m not a sports fan, per se, but I do like this all-American pastime. We are Yankees fans from way back, and I fondly remember watching the sixth game of the 1986 World Series when the Mets and the Red Sox provided a nail-biter overtime game (the Mets won the series, by the way).
Finding a letter to showcase Boston’s finest proved difficult. Fenway Park was eliminated in favor of Frog Pond. Baseball was replaced with Beacon Hill. Red Sox were ousted by (Paul) Revere. I was stumped.
I was also stumped for what landmark to showcase for the letter Y.
My search led me to Wikipedia, where the first sentence of the famous baseball field entry read: Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts at 4 Yawkey Way near Kenmore Square.
Unfortunately, I did not have an opportunity to catch a game while in town. And I never saw the stadium (yet another reason why I must return to this city). So I will leave you with this lovely painting by Arthur Clifton Goodwin (courtesy Harvard Art Museum).