On Thursday, April 6th the Red Sox versus Pirates game was canceled due to rainy weather. The once crowded streets of Fenway Park emptied quickly as fans scurried to nearby bars and restaurants like Bleacher bar and Landsdowne bar.
The hostess at Bleacher bar, Lisa Mitchell said “rain or shine, on game day business is good here. It doesn’t matter if the game is cancelled, plenty of customers will come in anyway because they are in the area. I think we get so many customers on game day because of our proximity to the stadium. We are so close that I can hear everything from the front door, sometimes when I take a smoke break, I listen and it feels like I’m actually there, standing in the stadium.”
Buses were parked on the side of the road, filled with students whose spirits could not be broken by the game’s cancelation. Taylor Davis, an eighth grade student, from Clarance R. Edwards middle school said she was “just happy to be out of school.”
Baseball fans, however, were not pleased about the cancellation. A red sox fan, Tim Roberts said, “I took off from work and came from California to see this game. Now I’m just gonna try to stay dry and probably grab a drink from Bar Louie.”