The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston

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Published by: Union Park Press
Release Date: June 30, 2009
Pages: 256
ISBN13: 978-1934598047

Overview

Boston isn't just passionate about sports, it's obsessed. The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston is the first and only comprehensive guide to the incredible range of spectator sporting events in and around the Hub. Discover the heart and soul of Boston among the fans at Fenway Park, the mobs lining the route of the Boston Marathon, the tailgaters at Boston College, and the crowds celebrating yet another championship for the Pats, Sox, and Celts.

Paying tribute to Boston s legendary sports history, and covering everything from the Red Sox farm teams to the Head of the Charles, this book is filled with the practical information devoted fans need: how to get tickets even at the last minute; how to save cash; where to score autographs; the best Boston sports bars (in Boston and around the world; itineraries for out-of-town sports pilgrimages; and the Top Ten Things All Boston Fans Must Do Before the Fat Lady Sings Whether you re a rookie or an old-timer, The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston is your all-access ticket to the greatest sports city in the world.

 

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"The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston by Christopher Klein is a handy primer for the sports-bewildered.”
—Boston Globe

"The Die-Hard Sports Fan's Guide to Boston by Christopher Klein is full of facts, figures and scores of money-saving tips for sports junkies of Beantown.”
—New Haven Register

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Excerpt

America’s Sporting Hub
An Introduction

When the Puritans sailed to Boston’s shores to create a society founded on their religious ideals, one of the secular vices they were hoping to escape was organized sports. Surely, Boston’s forbearers would be shocked to discover the descendants of their “city upon a hill” worshiping a pantheon of athletic gods in sporting shrines throughout the region.

Sports are intricately woven into the fabric of Boston and are an essential part of the daily lives and psyches of its citizens. For Bostonians, sports are a constant source of intense ecstasy and—on more occasions than most fans would care to remember—heartbreak. The vibe of the city is often dictated by whether the home team won or lost the night before. On mornings after Boston teams play on the West Coast, you can count on seeing bleary-eyed commuters on the T. Sports stories routinely make the front pages of the city’s newspapers, a sports station dominates drive-time radio, and television ratings for Red Sox games trounce network programs. How sports crazy is Boston? Well, when it came time to christen the new tunnel under Boston Harbor, the city chose to honor not a politician, military hero, or Founding Father, but Ted Williams, a baseball legend who hadn’t donned a Red Sox uniform in thirty-five years.

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