When there is October baseball in Boston, the Red Sox fans come to Fenway Park from near and far.
NBC Connecticut met fans from New England states like Connecticut and New Hampshire and others that traveled from places as far as Nebraska and Toronto.
“We come every year and I have a really good friend that me on it early, so we’re just carrying on the tradition,” Lori Stangl from Omaha said. She had tickets for both the Game One 8-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and for Game Two.
In the long line on Landsdowne Street Wednesday afternoon, Lucy Brainard hoped to get one of the 100 $9 student tickets the team gives out on game day. Lyme is home, but she now goes to college at Northeastern.
“So I just grew up a Red Sox fan,” Brainard said. “My whole family, my dad is and I’ve grown up going to games, watched the 2004 World Series in my car cause the power went out halfway through, so I’ve been a big fan since I was born basically.”
John Girardin and his son Max took a flight from Toronto to Boston.
“Why are you a Red Sox fan?” NBC Connecticut asked Max.
“Because my godfather is from Boston,” he said.
His godfather purchased them tickets for Game Two above the first base line.
“This could be a one in a lifetime chance to see this so this is fantastic,” John said.
Or maybe they’ll make it back again, like Matt Pettengill from New Hampshire who is attending his fourth World Series at Fenway Park.
NBC Connecticut asked him whether he’d ever think in his lifetime to see the Red Sox win three World Series titles and be three games away from winning a fourth.
“No, because went through 75, too, and my father never saw it,” said Pettengill, who went to the World Series when the Red Sox lost to the New York Mets in 1986. “So I thought that was always going to be the way here, but this management group has done a lot with this team.”
The World Series goes out west to Los Angeles for Games Three through Five.