Get Yer Lobster Rolls! Fenway Park Celebrates 100 Years
Fenway Park turns the big 1-0-0 today, which is downright amazing when you think of all the teams who have chucked nostalgia and bulldozed their ballparks in order to erect gleaming new gazillion-dollar mega-parks (with a preponderance of luxury boxes).
Speaking of the Yankees (ahem)—it’s no doubt fitting that the Red Sox will take on their arch rivals tonight, the same team they played at Fenway’s inaugural game exactly 100 years ago. (Fenway may not have changed much, but the Yankees have, right down to their name—they were the New York Highlanders back in 1912.)
There will be a big pregame ceremony to mark the occasion, and both teams will don “1912 throwback uniforms,” according to event organizers. Whether you’re a Red Sox fan or not, this is one of those milestones every baseball lover can appreciate. If you didn’t manage to score tickets, you can still celebrate the same way baseball fans have been for generations (though not since 1912) — gather round the TV with some tasty Fenway favorites or satisfy yourself with some classic ballpark grub.
Ballparks across the country have expanded their food offerings beyond traditional fare and added local favorites. Fenway now features a New England staple: lobster rolls.
Another New England classic — and one that’s also offered at Fenway. We’ll admit, though, we’re happier to eat it at home watching the game on TV rather than trying to balance it on our laps in the stands.
Nothing tastes quite the same on a chilly spring night in Boston than battered, deep-fried fish, thick-cut fries and a fresh tartar sauce.
Spicy homemade chili tops these dogs for the ultimate classic chili dog.
Ballpark food has gotten fancier (the Mariner’s even offer sushi at their park). This gourmet twist on traditional hot dogs is worth the effort (especially when you think you’d probably have to shell out $20 nowadays for a stadium version).
There’s nothing like a big, cheesy plate of nachos to take you through to the seventh-inning stretch.
No offense to Cracker Jacks, but we love munching on our own fresh homemade caramel corn come the bottom of the eighth.