With the season we JUST went through, it may be the wrong time time ask Is BOSTON The BEST Baseball City?
But, we must admit, is there any better feeling than opening day at Fenway? Imagine this: it’s April, the sunsets are later and you know the Spring is here, as look forward to another great Summer! Driving on the Pike, under the Big Papi bridge, you see that SEA of white and Red jerseys, walking into Fenway.
Even Hollywood Loves The Red Sox
Hey, Hollywood even made MOVIES about our Red Sox. In Fever Pitch, Jimmy Fallon as Ben skillfully portrays a very convincing pathetic Sox fan, complete with our own Lenny Clark playing his uncle, who left him his season tickets when he died. It was an awesome moment when young Ben entered 1970’s Fenway for the first time. The camera spanned around the green field, stopping at the Green Monster, showing ZERO ads, naming rights, or logos. All of that was CGI erased. Even Bob Lobel and Don Orsillo were featured! What’s funny about Fallon, he’s a Yankees fan. But he could have fooled me.
Our how about The Town? In the 2010 movie, Boston’s own Ben Affleck stars as a criminal who sets out to rob Fenway. I wonder if that would fly today?
Our friends at Wallethub are back with data showing the best baseball cities in America, using a variety of metrics:
To determine the best places to be a fan of America’s third most followed sport, WalletHub compared over 330 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional baseball team across 31 key metrics. They range from performance level of team(s) to average ticket price to stadium accessibility.
So now that we’re craving Spring in October, let’s see if BOSTON is The BEST Baseball City!