BOSTON -- Sure, he is a baseball historian, as well as a manager. But Bobby Valentine is still in his early days with the Red Sox, and he's now getting a front-and-center look at what Fenway Park means to people.
On Thursday, an off-day for Boston, the club opened Fenway Park free of charge.
Flocks and flocks of people came out all day to observe the fabled ballpark on the eve of the game celebrating its 100th anniversary.
"I stayed around a while," said Valentine. "I was amazed. I know there's probably a better word to describe what it was. I don't know what it is. The park has a magic to it. It's the baseball land of Oz. People dream about this place."