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Beta testing a Sox relocation to Jericho, VT

Jericho, VT - I don't know a whole lot about this guy, but I love him. He built a miniature Fenway Park (and now a mini-Wrigley Field) in his yard in Jericho. Jericho is a beautiful little town just north of Burlington. By Vermont standards, it's big. By earth standards, it's a park. I love it. You know Jericho: just next to Underhill? By Westford? Home of the VT Speaker of the House and... it's Jericho ok?!?! It's now the Hub of local Soxiness.

I am admittedly a late-comer to this beautiful local story of Sox fandom. I was driving through Jericho on the way to a hike this summer, and there was a hand-written sign directing me to "Little Wrigley." Against my better judgment, I passed on by. I figured it might be a kid's birthday party or something. The next day there was an article in the Burlington Free Press about it (though I can't find it anywhere). Now I really want to participate in a game there, bringing out the nasty curve and breaking down what's left of the old Swedish shoulder. I might even be inspired to attempt the old Ozzie Smith flip for joy as I trot (beer in hand) out onto the field.

Little Fenway hosts a whiffle ball tourney to support the Travis Roy foundation. They had the friggin' Spaceman there this year! I'll follow up with more info as I figure it out.

So next year: who's with me?

A little aside: this is only the second of what I hope will be many Vermont/Sox stories I'll post. The first one, about would-be President of Red Sox Nation Patrick Kennedy of Waterbury, VT, did not succeed in elevating PK to the sought-after post. However, I still maintain that RSN should remain an abstract, not something with the word "official" anywhere near it. I really do hate the "official" stamp of corporate-Sox approval. PK, you don't need them. You're better off freelancing your fandom. Go forth. God speed.


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