“I’ve been a Yankee fan my whole life, and I absolutely hate how lovable the Red Sox are.”
Anonymous, Class of 2019
There is nothing as American as baseball, and no one loves America as much as Boston. Every year from April through September (and sometimes until October), Boston honors this star-spangled, patriotic-as-balls tradition with Red Sox games held at Fenway Park. Open since 1912, Fenway is the oldest ballpark in the MLB. Like, its nickname is literally “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.” Today, Fenway stands as a reminder of the game’s glory days: cramped seats, hot dog vendors, the Green Monster (a nickname for the distinctively high left-field wall), and fiercely loyal, adorable Red Sox fans who loudly sing “Sweet Caroline” during the eighth inning.
And it’s hard not to love the Red Sox when they’re just so damn good. Are we bragging? Oh, absolutely. We won the World Series in 2004, 2007, and 2013 (what curse?), and more importantly, we crush the Yankees. Fenway has been a family-friendly Beantown staple since 1912. The old Yankee stadium opened in 1923, and the new one has only been around since 2009. We’d also argue that we’re cuter than Yankee fans, but that of course depends on whether you can see or not.
To partake in the fun, get your tickets in advance on the Red Sox’s website. As expected, prices vary greatly depending on who’s playing, the date of the game, and the location of the seats. Since parking is expensive, we recommend using some good ol’ public transportation: Hop on the T and take the Green Line to Kenmore or Fenway. (Keep an eye out for student ticket prices.) Once you’re there, find your place among over-excited fans. Let someone croon “Sweet Caroline” in your face and croon right back. Tour the stadium, eat a frank, and kiss a stranger out of pure joy. Actually not that last one. Try to catch a fly ball, not mono. Knock yourself out (out of the park), bud! Go ahead, have a ball! We’ll stop now.