Fenway stars on celebratory stage

The Red Sox's first home-opening loss since 2004 couldn't ruin the ring parade

Updated: April 5, 2014, 4:35 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- So what if the Red Sox really opened their season four days ago in Baltimore? You haven't commenced the defense of your World Series championship until you have been properly feted by the home team's public relations machine, resplendent with homespun (Boston Pops) bells and (Dropkick Murphys) whistles.

Nobody puts on an extravaganza quite like Dr. Charles Steinberg and his innovative Yawkey Way staff. His baseball team certainly provided him with plenty of worthy material, spinning ...

Read full story


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.