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Some words of caution for the kid

Harper's Fenway debut comes with reminder: Cooperstown is promised to no one

Updated: June 8, 2012, 9:54 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Welcome to Fenway Park, kid. We like to think you're looking forward to playing here, this being Fenway's 100th anniversary and you being all of 19 years and 236 days old, which makes you young enough to be Johnny Pesky's great-grandson.

Babe Ruth was your age when he played his first game here, though he never was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as "The Chosen One" like you were three years ago. Sports wasn't 24-7 back then; the whole world, in fact, was just about to go ...

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