Just minutes ago, as our game made it through the fifth inning and became an official game, you and the rest of Red Sox Nation reached an extraordinary milestone. Tonight, fans filled Fenway Park to capacity for the 500th consecutive regular-season game. This record-setting sellout streak -- one that started more than six years ago on May 15, 2003 -- has never been accomplished in Major League Baseball history and is something in which you should take great pride.
This record is all about you -- whether you are fortunate enough to be at tonight's game, or you're watching at home with your family or friends. It's a testament to the passion and dedication you have for the game, for the team and for the ballpark, Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912.
Our players often tell us what a great privilege it is to play at Fenway Park in front of a sold-out crowd. They've said on many occasions that you are the difference-makers. You make late-inning comebacks and no-hitters possible. You are a key reason why playing here is so special.
On behalf of our partners, players and entire organization, we thank you for your continued loyalty and support. We are honored and proud to join with you as committed members of Red Sox Nation.