As Victoria Donahue made her way to the batter’s box, her name rang out over the loudspeaker, and her image filled the big screen in centerfield. Adjusting a too-big helmet as she stepped to the plate Monday, the 12-year-old could not help but smile. She was up to bat at Fenway Park.
In a good-will gesture to fans who suffered through the worst Red Sox season in decades, the team opened up Fenway over the holiday weekend to season-ticket holders, giving diehard fans a chance to sit in the dugout, snap pictures in the clubhouse, and take aim at the Green Monster. Or at least the outfield grass.