Yaz Day at Fenway Park

Joined
Dec 6, 2006
Messages
16,847
Location
West of Boston
Volunteered recently at a fundraiser for the Genesis Fund, called "Yaz Day at Fenway Park". The honored guest is Carl Yastrzemski. The participants get to go on the field to take batting practice, field balls hit off the Green Monster, see the World Series trophies, and throw against radar gun.

Lot of fun, was great seeing the kids enjoy themselves (and the adults too). BTW, if you don't know who Yaz is, he succeeded Ted Williams and in 1967 was the last Major Leagues Triple Crown Winner (leader in home runs, runs batted in, & batting average), despite great hitters like George Brett, Ichiro Suzuki, Albert Pujols, etc...since then.


1. Fenway Park all calm...The Green Monster
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0010.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


2. Emcee **** Flavin & Dr. Catherine Nowak
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0020.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


3. Yaz (l), Dr. Murray Feingold (c, founder of the Genesis Fund), & **** Flavin
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0034.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


4. In the batting cage...trying to hit the Wall
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0045.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


5. Future outfielder making a catch at the deepest part of the park
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0054.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


6. The World Series trophies
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0065.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


7. Playing it off the Wall
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0076.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


8. Another
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0081.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


9. Dr. Feingold (l), former Red Sox skipper Joe Morgan (c) and player development consultant **** Beradino hold court in the dugout
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0104.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


10. Joe Morgan w/ a young fan.
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0111.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


11. The scoreboard honors the Genesis Fund
20120714%20Yaz%20Day-0096.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Joined
Jul 11, 2008
Messages
3,063
Location
Mohawk Valley, New York , USA
Cool set Chris ....
have been to Fenway 3 times but well over 20 years since I've been there and the way the Sox sell the place out I probably won't see a game there again ....
Did get to see Yaz play in one of those games --- tremendous LF'er to be followed by one of my favorite players -- Jim Rice ....
Fenway is a special, special place that I hope the Sox will always play at .... so many of the old ballparks were just torn down and replaced by ugly cookie cutter stadiums .... at least the new ones are "like" the old parks but still not the same .....

ron
 

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Forum GIFs powered by GIPHY: https://giphy.com/
Copyright © Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom