"For 100 years, the joy of Fenway has been the unadorned, uncomplicated joy of the game itself -- a joy that connects us to the thread of history like little else. Over the next few weeks, as 30 major league parks open for another season, cries of "Play ball!" will ring out in parks across the country. The message will be at its purest in Fenway."
Sports Illustrated writer Stephen Cannella had plenty more to say about Fenway in his recent column about the park, and we at Patch are hoping you'd like to add to the conversation as this auspicious Opening Day looms. What does Fenway Park mean to you? What are your memories of Fenway?
Leave a comment with your reflections on the park, the game, or just the famous Fenway Franks, and if you've got a photo from when you've been to Fenway, click on the green "upload photos and videos" button to add it.
And don't be shy -- we're glad to hear from you, whether you think that the good times truly were so good (so good! so good!) or are inclined to believe that they never were.