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You don't just go to a baseball game. You become a citizen of "Red Sox Nation."



Boston's home baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, has quite a history. Sometimes inspiring, sometimes aggravating, sometimes disappointing, the players are the object of everything from adulation to frustration.

But few Bostonians ignore the Red Sox. Banners, bumper stickers and T-shirts of a hundred varieties proclaim them, and this is not new: "Mrs Jack" Gardner, wealthy patroness of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and grande dame of Boston society, was an enthusiastic Red Sox fan back when Fenway Park, the Red Sox's home field, was new (1912).

Fenway Park, just west of the Back Bay Fens on Yawkey Way (map), is festooned with banners proclaiming the years in which "the impossible dream" came true: the Red Sox won baseball's World Series.

The Sox's traditional rivals are the New York Yankees. If you want to see the Red Sox play the Yankees, you'd do well to watch it on television, as tickets to Red Sox-Yankees games are sold out far, far in advance.

(Unfortunately, too many Red Sox fans take the rivalry too seriously, as though it were more than a game.)

For tickets, see the Boston Red Sox website.

To get to Fenway Park by subway, take a Green Line "D" rain ("Riverside") to Fenway Station, then follow the crowd!

—by Tom Brosnahan

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