local premiere of Knuckleball!,
the new doc that follows the corkscrewing career paths of former Red Sox
pitcher Tim Wakefield and current Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, a crowd gathered at
the Royal Rooters Club inside an eerily empty Fenway Park. The scene was a
lively mix of Red Sox diehards, a few lucky kids out for a night with their equally
excited parents, and a fair share of Boston
movers and shakers.
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Fenway ParkMatthew Goldstein
So, you take pictures
of fans and the Park sells them as souvenirs. Has anyone ever made an obscene
gesture while you took their picture?
PHOTOS: Click here for more red-carpet photos from the premiere
With the Rays and Yankees slugging it out for the AL East and the Red Sox falling more and more distant in their rearview, Fenway Park has not been the hot spot it normally is as Fall descends on Boston, but yesterday was another matter; in the afternoon, over 5,000 immigrants were sworn in as US citizens; and last night, Fenway hosted the Boston film premiere of The Town, the highly anticipated crime thriller directed by native son Ben Affleck.
Green was the order of the evening last night when football
-- the world version -- returned to Fenway Park for the first time in 42 years.
Not just because the basepaths had been turfed over as part of the pitch, or
because the Green Monster was looking down on the proceedings, but because the
two European sides taking part in the contest -- Glasgow's Celtic FC and
Lisbon's Sporting Clube de Portugal -- both have green as their predominant team