All I Really Needed To Know I Learned at Fenway Park

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 18:50 -- mtemel

Share your Cracker Jacks.

Play the game fairly.

Be respectful of everyone (even Yankees fans).

Clean up your peanut shells.

Fenway Franks and ice cream in a helmet are good for you.


Say you’re sorry when you bump into someone or sit in someone else’s seat.

Take a break to stretch every now and then.


Express yourself. Sing “Sweet Caroline” loud and proud!

Variety is the spice of life. Wear a different Red Sox hat, jersey, sweatshirt, or accessory.

Make time for family and friends – say, three hours on a warm summer afternoon.

Think outside the box. There is more than one way to get to the ballpark.


Commit yourself to the well-being of others. There are 35,000 people at each game, not just you.

Have faith, even if something seems improbable. If the Red Sox won the 2004 ALCS, anything can happen.

Have a love for learning. Baseball statistics and trivia are pretty interesting.

Engage with others. Say hello and chat with the fans next to you. You have something in common to talk about!


Live a little. Going to a game on a weeknight and being tired the next day is not the end of the world.

Never forget to love – love your team, other fans, your friends, your family, and most of all, love the life you are living.

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