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Dan Shaughnessy

Why Fenway Park will always be special

Whatever renovations are made, the generational links remain unbroken, which is why we cherish this place as an heirloom

I’m sitting here in my 112-year-old house, wearing my 20-year-old sweatpants, working under the light of a lamp I took home from Holy Cross in 1975, looking over my shoulder at a slumping, springless brown chair that my dad sat in every night to read his newspaper when he came home from work in the 1950s and 1960s.

It’s amazing that I’m not punching the keys of an Olivetti Lettera typewriter. That’s progress, I guess.

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