BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox are hoping to turn their ballparkinto a skating rink again next winter in a repeat of last year's FrozenFenway.And maybe a football field, too.Fenway hosted the NHL's Winter Classic on New Year's Day 2010. Thenthe rink was used for a series of men's and women's college hockeygames. At Mayor Tom Menino's urging, the Red Sox also gave local youthteams and city residents a chance to skate on the ice.It's unlikely the NHL would come back to Fenway so soon, but Red Soxchief operating officer Sam Kennedy told Menino on Wednesday that theteam would like to have college hockey games. The mayor wasenthusiastic in his support.Kennedy said the team was also exploring the possibility of a college football game.
Of the 34 players on the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot, 19 are tied to the Red Sox or New York Yankees. Who deserves a nod this year?
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Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.
"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."
No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .
. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.