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Cape League All-Star Game in Pictures

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 29, 2010

Last night, the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game took place at Fenway Park and we snapped a few photos of the festivities.

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Celtic, Sporting get first kicks at Fenway

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 20, 2010

In Pictures
Press Conference Audio

Concerts and hockey games have recently been held inside the walls of Fenway Park and now soccer has been added to the list.

On the eve of the first-ever Fenway Football Challenge, Celtic F.C. and Sporting C.P. took to the Fenway pitch for the first time in anticipation for Wednesday night’s match (8 p.m.) at America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.

Over 30,000 tickets have been sold for this unique event and you can still be a part of the action by logging onto tickets.com/footballatfenway. If you cannot make it tomorrow, tune in on NESN with Jack Edwards and Tom Caron, beginning with a 7:30 p.m. pre-game show.

“It’s surreal,” exclaimed Fenway Sports Group president Sam Kennedy. “It speaks volumes about Fenway Park” and its rich history.

“[Boston is] also a home of champions,” said Britain’s Consul General to New England Dr. Phil Buddon, who was also very excited to see the event come to life. “It’s wonderful to see some champion football teams as we call it back in Britain.”

The event was scheduled just over a week after the conclusion of the South Africa World Cup and Buddon said that the World Cup “showed that this is truly a world sport.” He added that “having this world sport played at such a high level here in Boston shows that Boston is truly a world city.”

Massachusetts state senator Marc Pacheco was also in attendance at the event and was an instrumental leader in putting on the match.

While Buddon and Pacheco announced their friendly picks to win, Kennedy said jokingly that he was “rooting for sunshine” in support of a perfect night in regards to the weather.

At the end of the press conference, Celtic commercial director Adrian Filby and Sporting football director Francisco Costa continued a long-standing tradition of exchanging team jerseys with Kennedy. Both football representatives presented him with team uniforms, while Kennedy presented them with personalized Red Sox jerseys.

Celtic defender Andreas Hinkel was unable to collect his thought when he entered the field. “It is strange,” Hinkel said. “It is a special atmosphere to play in a baseball stadium. It is American history here.”

Filby was excited for his team to play in Fenway as a Red Sox fan from Portugal. “You are dealing with two very historic clubs,” he said. “To come to such a storied ballpark, for me knowing it one of the oldest stadiums in the country means, it is like our club with a lot of history.”

The quote of the night came quietly from Costa, saying that he was very excited and that “you feel some kind of magic here.”

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Cape Cod Baseball in Pictures

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 18, 2010

We have returned from our fifth annual visit to Cape Cod and have compiled some of our best pictures for your viewing pleasure. During our stay, we also toured the Cape League Hall of Fame and Museum in Hyannis.

2010 Games
Hall of Fame Tour

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Minors: Futures at Fenway in Pictures

Posted by Joshua Kummins on July 10, 2010

The Spinners fell to Jamestown (Marlins), 7-2, in the first game. The second game between Salem and Potomac (Nationals) was cancelled. Postgame Journal

The view from the press box.

Jamestown warms up on the field.

Spinners pose for an on-field team photo.

First round draft pick Kolbrin Vitek talks with Kristian Limas from NESN.com and I.

The teams line up for the National Anthem.

The managers meet at home plate.

Over 20,000 people attended the doubleheader this year.

During the game.

The news that ended the day.

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