Happy birthday, Fenway!

You’re looking “SO GOOD! SO GOOD! SO GOOD!” for your age.

Today, Fenway Park turns 100 years old. It’s more than just the home of the Red Sox, it’s a spot that holds so many memories for so many people not only here in Massachusetts, but around the world. At Fenway, I’ve seen a lot of baseball games. I’ve seen the Sox win and lose there, but it’s always a magical experience.

I have a lot of amazing Fenway memories and moments, from seeing a couple clutch grand slams to every time I get to belt out “Sweet Caroline” in the bottom of the eighth. However, my absolute favorite Fenway moment was when I got to run the bases at the Futures at Fenway game. That one is pretty unbeatable.

Yesterday, the Red Sox opened Fenway to the public for the Fenway Open House, and I went with my dad and brother Walter.  We had a blast exploring the park, walking the warning track, and getting up close and personal with the Green Monster. It was a great day. I’ve got some pictures of our day below! :)

The open house was an amazing opportunity to see, touch, and experience the historic ballpark.

Pesky's pole!

The weather was perfect. Warm, sunny...the perfect spring day!

"I always wanted to do that!" Walter after he spit out of the dugout.

It was so much fun to spend the day with my dad and Walt! Especially since I don't see them all the time cause I'm at school.

I totally put my initials in the dirt.

We toured the visiting clubhouse, AKA where the Yankees are hanging out right now!

The Green Monster...up close and personal.

Smiles all around!

Of course I had to get a picture with the cutout of Jacoby!

Pretending to have my dream job in the press box!

Most pictures were taken by my dad, Chris!

We had an amazing day, and I just want to say a big THANK YOU to the Red Sox and Fenway Park for opening their gates to the fans and letting them explore their amazing home. Fenway is a true gem, and it’s looking amazing for 100 years. Here’s to the next century of awe-inspiring Boston baseball!

What’s your favorite Fenway moment? Share in the comments!

xoxo, Karoline

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Opening day! It’s HERE!

Oh, you know...just hanging in the Red Sox dugout. NDB.

Drumroll please…

It’s finally Red Sox opening day!! I posted about it a bit on The Prep Crew yesterday, but I really am so excited for baseball season.  I’m super passionate about the game and especially the Red Sox.

The beginning of Red Sox season means several things.  For one, it means that there’s something to watch on TV every evening.  Also, it means that NESN will be covering my two favorite things: the Red Sox and the Bruins.  Basically dream programming.  And three: it gives me something to look forward to: I have tickets to the Sox game on the 15th…that’s home-opener weekend!

I’m also looking forward to fantasy baseball.  I’ve played since high school, and this year I’m in two separate leagues–one from school and one from work.  It’ll be interesting to see how I finish and how competitive everyone gets!

I’ve been a lifelong fan thanks to my parents bringing me and my siblings to literally hundreds of Lowell Spinners games throughout the years.  Since then, I’ve worked for the Spinners for the last seven summers, and this year, I even get to write about them with my news writing for SoxProspects.com.  It’s going to be fun.

Are you as excited for Opening Day as I am? Leave it in the comments!

xoxo, Karoline

Baseball.

Well people, Spring (or at least Spring Training) is finally here!  And I couldn’t be more excited! My TV has been tuned non-stop to NESN and the Sox, and I’ve been following all of the excitement on the #SoxST twitter hashtag.  Also, I’m dreaming of the days when I was at Spring Training with my family 7 years ago (my, time flies…).  We had so much fun!

Top left: Me and my brothers with Louis Tiant; top right: Trot Nixon (remember him?!) with my brother Walt, me, my mom, and my sister; bottom: all of us sitting in the City of Palms Park dugout.

Left: My brother Tom watching his idol, Jason Varitek, as he’s interviewed by NESN; top right: all of us kids with Johnny Pesky; bottom right: Curt Shilling, Bronson Arroyo, and others talking during practice.

We had such a fun day!

Are you as excited for baseball season as I am?

xoxo, Karoline

My first SoxProspects.com news article is up!

I haven’t written about it on this blog yet, but if you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve recently been hired by SoxProspects.com as a news writer.  It’s a dream of mine to work in baseball, and this is definitely a step in that direction.  I’m so excited to have this opportunity!

Well, my first article went up last night! I wrote about the release of Craig Shipley, the Red Sox Director of International Scouting.  Please head on over to SoxProspects and check it out!

http://news.soxprospects.com/2011/11/shipley-out-as-sox-director-of.html

xoxo, Karoline

PS. feel free to follow me on my SoxProspects twitter account! @Sweet_KarolineZ

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