The most wonderful time of the year: Opening Day at Fenway

Published On April 8, 2013 | By Jill Saftel

In honor of Opening Day at Fenway Park, here are a few of our favorite things about baseball’s return to Boston:

  1. It finally feels like Spring. There might be baby geese in the park and we’ve finally shed our winter coats, but it just doesn’t feel like Spring has sprung until the hustle and bustle has returned to Yawkey Way.
  2. Another look at the Green Monster, because yes, it is that special. The Green Monster is one of the many aspects of Fenway that separates it from all other ballparks. Anyone who’s sat along the first base line knows how neat it is to look across and see that giant wall of green, but the best part about the Monster might be the view from the top. If you ever have the chance, take a tour of the park and sit in the Monster seats – best view in the house.
  3. Ballpark beers. Sure, they’re overpriced. Like, really overpriced. But the park is offering $5 beers this month and hey, beer at a baseball game does taste just a little bit better than beer anywhere else.
  4. Sweet Caroline. You might hate it, but you know you love to hate it. Everyone complains about the fans belting out Sweet Caroline toward the end of the game, but have a few of those $5 beers and you’ll be singing right along.
  5. The boys are back. Red Sox baseball just isn’t quite the same anywhere but Fenway, and although we’re already six games in and Boston is 4-2, it doesn’t really feel like the season has started until the first game of the year is played within Fenway’s green walls.

So there you have it, whether you’re lucky enough to be at the Park, watching on TV, or stuck at work following on Twitter or via the radio, happy Opening Day!

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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.