It was a perfect day for celebrating Fenway Park's 100th birthday Friday. With bright sun and blue skies, young and old came to the ballpark to pay tribute and celebrate.
From the throwback uniforms to Bobby Doerr and Johnny Pesky .... from Pedro Martinez and Kevin Millar to the Welch's Grape juice toast ... from Luis Tiant, Jim Lonborg, Frank Malzone, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, Jerry Remy, "Yaz" and Jose Canseco to Keith Lockhardt, John Williams and the Boston Pops ... from the flyover to the gigantic American Flag and the Air Force men and women that stood with it and carried it off the field ... from Bill Buckner to Terry "Tito" Francona (and the cheers that followed) ... and from "Honey Fitz" throwing out the first pitch 100 years ago to his great granddaughter, Caroline Kennedy, grandson, Tom Fitzgerald and Mayor Menino throwing out the ceremonial first pitches from their box seats Friday.
It was a great day for all who were there and will be remembered for years to come.
And then, unfortunately ... they played baseball.