At Kyoto's Fenway Park, it's always October 2004

Wright Thompson visits a place in Japan where the 2004 World Series never ends and the Red Sox just keep on winning.

Updated: October 21, 2006, 12:27 AM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

KYOTO, Japan -- A late-night stroll through Kyoto reveals white-faced geisha, the mysterious teahouses of Gion, the millennia-old Shinto shrines ... and a small red and blue sign for a bar named Fenway Park.

Wait a minute. Fenway Park? What the hell?

A shake of the head and a short ride in a cramped elevator later, you walk into a little piece of Beantown here in Japan's most traditional city. It's complete with Red Sox memorabilia on the wall and Sam Adams in a bottle. A Boston ...

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