I Love This Game - #WorldSeries™

I have some great memories of Fenway Park™ from hanging around the park collecting autographs and meeting players to collecting my change so that I would have enough money to buy a ticket. I even remember once checking the pay phones inside the Sheraton Hotel in Boston in 1985, my friend and I were about 80 cents short. The ticket agent who was in the now defunct ticket station in Fenway Park™ let us pass. We sat in the mist and rain with about 8000 others fans as the Red Sox™ played the Mariners™. I remember many of those games when it seemed you could count the fans in the park.

 The game was always on in my house. Ned Martin,. Ken Coleman, Hawk Harrelson were all like family at the dinner table as we always heard their voice in the back drop. Baseball brings generations together. Where else can a 12 year old boy have as big a voice on a subject as his grandfather and aunts.   I was born in 1970 and I can remember the  Red Sox™  always on the radio, television and being talked about at the earliest age. My earliest clear memory of the  Red Sox™  came in the 1975  World Series™  when rookie center fielder Fred Lynn crashed into the wall.

The game was always on in my house. Ned Martin,. Ken Coleman, Hawk Harrelson were all like family at the dinner table as we always heard their voice in the back drop. Baseball brings generations together. Where else can a 12 year old boy have as big a voice on a subject as his grandfather and aunts.

I was born in 1970 and I can remember the Red Sox™ always on the radio, television and being talked about at the earliest age. My earliest clear memory of the Red Sox™ came in the 1975 World Series™ when rookie center fielder Fred Lynn crashed into the wall.

  My first game  was a doubleheader in 1978 against the  White Sox™.  I immediately became a  White Sox™  hater but my allegiance changed to them when Carlton Fisk changed his Sox in 1981.

My first game was a doubleheader in 1978 against the White Sox™. I immediately became a White Sox™ hater but my allegiance changed to them when Carlton Fisk changed his Sox in 1981.

 Serving as the Official  Red Sox™   Florist  from 2007-2010 was quite an honor, but nothing like my memories from  Fenway Park™.     My coolest memory of  Fenway Park™  came on  July 24, 1985 . My friend and I were outside  Fenway Park™  collecting autographs.  Oakland Athletics™  outfielders Dwayne Murphy and Mike Davis arrived via taxi. They signed our autographs. We then asked Davis who was having a great year if he was going to hit his 17th home run that night. He responded with 'I am going to hit number 17 and 18 Off the Can (Dennis Oil Can Boyd,).' We were thrilled with his response and pressed him for more information. He retreated and only promised one home run. Low and behold, he hit number 17 off Boyd in the 9th inning. What a memory.

Serving as the Official Red Sox™ Florist from 2007-2010 was quite an honor, but nothing like my memories from Fenway Park™.

My coolest memory of Fenway Park™ came on July 24, 1985. My friend and I were outside Fenway Park™ collecting autographs. Oakland Athletics™ outfielders Dwayne Murphy and Mike Davis arrived via taxi. They signed our autographs. We then asked Davis who was having a great year if he was going to hit his 17th home run that night. He responded with 'I am going to hit number 17 and 18 Off the Can (Dennis Oil Can Boyd,).' We were thrilled with his response and pressed him for more information. He retreated and only promised one home run. Low and behold, he hit number 17 off Boyd in the 9th inning. What a memory.

 I recall my sons' first games on September 26, 2007 and July 4, 2011 like they were yesterday.  Fenway Park™  is all about memories.  Going to games with  my wife, Suzie and sons, Ryan and Lance,  is truly the best memories I could hope for and hope they feel the same way.  Tomorrow night, I will be heading into the  World Series™  with my oldest son. If you are at the game hit me up on Twitter  @RickCanale . I will be sure to hook you up with a    Mookie Betts or Clayton Kershaw   Baseball Treasure™ coin at the game.

I recall my sons' first games on September 26, 2007 and July 4, 2011 like they were yesterday. Fenway Park™ is all about memories. Going to games with my wife, Suzie and sons, Ryan and Lance, is truly the best memories I could hope for and hope they feel the same way.

Tomorrow night, I will be heading into the World Series™ with my oldest son. If you are at the game hit me up on Twitter @RickCanale. I will be sure to hook you up with a Mookie Betts or Clayton Kershaw Baseball Treasure™ coin at the game.

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