Fenway or Wrigley?

April 19, 2013

Happy Friday Everyone,

I have been in a constant battle with my friends John (’15), Delaney (’14), and Nick (’16) about which Major League Baseball stadium is better, Fenway Park or Wrigley Field. Clearly, Fenway is much better! It shouldn’t even be a question of debate! Fenway is America’s most beloved ballpark! The only valid argument that was presented to me was that Wrigley hasn’t been renovated and Fenway has. Just this week there was a contract signed for a $500 million renovation of Wrigley, so very quickly, that argument will be moot.

I would like all of you to voice your opinion! This is a debate that needs to be settled.

Otherwise, it has been a busy week here at Gould. We were all struck deeply by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. Gould Reachout is putting on a fundraiser today for the family of the little boy who died. The students get to dress down for a small fee. All proceeds will go to the family. Also, the news of the fertilizer plant explosion just adds to the sadness of the week.

Just this morning, we are hearing about the “warzone” in Watertown, Massachusetts. I have been texting my cousin, who lives in Belmont, Massachusetts. A few of her friends live close enough to Watertown that they could hear the gunfire and the explosions from the bombs. This situation seems surreal. How could this be happening?

Clearly, we all need to take a moment and think about the past week.  Please remember not to take life for granted. Try to make the most out of everything.  Mr. Ormiston had a great “moment” at formal dinner the other week. He asked us to think of three words of how you choose to live your life. Take a moment and think about that “moment.”

Until Next Week,



2 Responses

  1. Avatar Charlie Newell says:

    Hi Alec, A very thoughtful post in respect to the events that have taken place this week. So correct “not to take things for granted.” Thank you for reminding us of that.
    To answer your question: No doubt that the answer is Fenway Park!!!!! Maybe we should confer with Theo Epstein since he has had experience with both venues. Bet he would say Fenway.
    I have been a life long fan of the Sox and have a personal tie to Fenway Park. In 1964, I was playing for UMaine and we played for the New England Championship at Fenway. We won and went to The College World Series in Omaha. We finished as runners up with a 3-2 record. Great moment. Further note – our Coach was Jack Butterfield whose son Brian is the present 3B Coach for the Red Sox. Brian, at age 7, was our Batboy.
    Thanks again for a great Glog and good luck with Baseball this Spring.
    Charlie Newell

  2. Avatar John Canning says:

    Alec, I appreciate the attempt to prove Fenway is better than wrigley. I give you props for sticking up for your beliefs. However, it it apparent to me, and I’m sure you fellow glog readers, that wrigley field it the clear winner. WRIGLEY ALL THE WAY BABY!

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