A Day at Fabulous Fenway

After the first inning, when Josh Beckett had given up three runs, I figured we were in for a long day at Fenway Park. I was right, but for the wrong reason!

Here are the vitals: 3 hours and 59 minutes, 348 pitches, 37 hits, 23 runs, 3 errors, 1 beer (amber ale) 1 bag of peanuts (salted) and 1 soda (diet). Sox win 18-5.

Last week, I took my second annual sojourn to Fenway Park, courtesy ofMs. Bliss, and it was quite a day. Wendy and I met up with some friends in Boston and had a wonderful lunch at the Boston Beer Works (OK, 2 beers….) and strolled across the street to Yawkey Way just in time for the National Anthem. It was Seats for Soldiers day, as hundreds of season ticket holders gave their seats to the men and women of the armed services. The Green Monster was draped with a huge American flag, and there were video messages piped directly from New England soldiers serving in Iraq throughout the game. It all made for a very emotional day at the ball park.

So what the heck does this have to do with stationery? One of my favorite pieces from the Crane archives on display at the Crane Museum of Papermaking, alongside the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, the opening of Radio City Music Hall, the formation of the United Nations, etc. is this little invite which presaged the end of an 86-year-old curse.

I tell all the Yankee fans who visit the museum that whenever the Yankees win their next World Series and there’s something printed on Crane paper, I will be happy to display it at the Museum.



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