Media day prior to the opening of the 2013 World Series yesterday caught Fenway Park in a moment, or in fact, many moments (in still photos) to remember: as media day wound down a rainbow appeared over the right field horizon just as sunset brought the lights down in anticipation of the show tomorrow.
Today, October 23, 2013, the Boston Red Sox and Boston and Fenway Park host game one of the World Series: their opponents are the National League champions the Saint Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox are the American League champions. Both teams won their respective league championship series in six games last week.
October 23, 2013, 8:07 P.M.: Game one, 2013 World Series
Tonight's game will be played (at game time) in 46 degree weather for the 8:07 P.M. start. It will become chilly or cold (in the 30s) as most people call baseball weather that approaches freezing temperatures. There won't be snow for game one which happens in late October in Boston so thanks for that Weather Channel.
FOX will broadcast the World Series this year so I'll be listening to the muted sounds of Tim McCarver and Joe Buck. I vote for day games which are sane for the players, but advertizing revenue gets big when games are in prime time. So, until prime time starts at 3 P.M., we'll fret and watch the bundled, huddled fans breathing out that personal fog of air.
It has a certain charm, though, doesn't it. Boston has a charm when it comes into its element. Southerners see Boston as that snow bound little big city with the cold weather, the cod, the lobster and the chowder. It'll be time tonight in Boston at Fenway Park (46 degrees projected at game time) to try some Boston clam chowder with those gold fish crackers.