Noreen’s travelogue

Afternoon Light

Afternoon Light

Taken in the historic haybarn

Championship Banners

Championship Banners

The outside walls of Fenway are adorned with banners. On Yawkey Way, the banners are for the Championships. These are the latest two.

Steamtown National park

Steamtown National park

Steamtown National Historic Site is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located on 62 acres in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W). The museum is built around and incorporates a working replica turntable and roundhouse, which includes two original roundhouse sections built in 1902 and 1937. They also have the most fabulous excursions.

Shea Stadium

Shea Stadium

Shea Stadium is named after William Alfred Shea, an attorney who was instrumental in acquiring a new team for New York following the city's abandonment by the Giants and the Dodgers in the 1950s. In 1960, National League owners decided to expand to 10 teams and awarded franchises to Houston and New York. There were rumors that New York would be rejected unless it guaranteed construction of a new stadium. The Mets moved into Shea Stadium in 1964. A new ballpark is currently under construction just beyond Shea's walls. Citi Field will open in 2009.

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Construction on an 85-acre site began in June 1989, took 33 months and cost $110 million. The success of Oriole Park at Camden Yards inspired other cities (Cleveland, Denver, etc.) to build their own versions of this new Retro style ballpark. Eli Jacobs, who owned the Orioles when the ballpark was built, wanted to call it Oriole Park. Schaefer preferred Camden Yards. Finally, they agreed on Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Fenway Park

Fenway Park

Fenway Park was built in 1912. It is the oldest ballpark still in use in the major leagues in the United States. It's the home of the Boston Red Sox, where they have won 6 World Series Champions.

Fenway is a magical place and has many quirks. Theres a 37 ft wall in left field known as the Green Monster. Seats have been added in the last few years above "the monster" and are now known as premium seating.

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Noreen Cassidy

Noreen Cassidy has been a member since 2 April 2008 and goes by LINYSoxFan.

Currently in Long Island, NY.

I am happily married (most of the time). I have 3 grown and nearly grown children. I like to travel, particularly to baseball games, photography and cooking.