Boston - January 30
Not only is Fenway Park one of Beantown’s most beloved landmarks, featured in movies such as The Town, Fever Pitch and Field of Dreams, but it also happens to be the oldest ballpark in the Major League as well as the home of the reigning World Series champs.
As it’s the dead of winter in Boston, we weren’t surprised to see the field covered in ice upon our arrival. Indeed, Fenway was the site of the 2010 Winter Classic, which pitted the hometown Bruins against the Philadelphia Flyers. Since then, Frozen Fenway, a tournament attended by some of the top NCAA Division I hockey teams in the country, has become an annual tradition. Immediately following the yearly competition, the rink remains open to the public for several days before being dismantled.
After getting up close and personal with the Green Monster, Fenway’s legendary left-field wall, we ran into a familiar face in the Red Sox museum: retired pitcher Pedro Martinez, one of the most popular athletes in Montreal during his stint with the Expos. The right-hander paced the Red Sox to a long-awaited World Series title in 2004 and dedicated the win to mourning fans in Montreal, who had learned months earlier that their team would move to Washington and become the Nationals.