Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 6/11/13
It’s Stanley Cup Final Eve. The night when Lord Stanley comes to visit houses and deliver to children…okay not so much. But game one between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks is tomorrow night and game two occurs on Father’s Day Eve; so that should be a party. I know you’ve never heard the term Father’s Day Eve before. But people in Boston and Chicago don’t need to invent fake holidays to have an excuse to drink. Insane sports fans in both towns drink heavily enough as it is. And that’s just one of the many similarities between the cities of Boston and Chicago. So today I feel the need to re-publish an excerpt of an essay I wrote about the city of Boston and it’s similarities to Chicago in 2007. Sporting Interests Like Wrigleyville, the streets surrounding Fenway Park have a plethora of sports bars. The oldest stadium in baseball, Fenway is just like Wrigley Field, one of very few MLB parks located in a real city neighborhood. After two World Series titles in four years, th...
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