10/03/2004 5:19 PM ET
It's 'Rally Monday' at Fenway
Fans gather to wish team well in postseason
BALTIMORE -- Those fans who want to get to Fenway Park before the Red Sox return for Game 3 of the Division Series on Friday can enjoy a rally at the ballpark Monday afternoon.
By Ian Browne / MLB.com
The event is free of charge. While the team will already be at the site of their Division Series, Red Sox television broadcasters Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy will participate at "Rally Monday," which is an initiative by Major League Baseball that all eight playoff teams will recognize in their cities.
"I think we're the only ones who are choosing to have the rally at the ballpark, and that's because people love a reason to come to Fenway," said Charles Steinberg, executive vice president/public affairs for the Sox.
The rally is from 6 to 8 p.m. ET. The event is being held in conjunction with the team's workout on the eve of Game 1. That way, players can be interviewed via satellite and speak directly with the fans gathered at Fenway.
"It may be your opportunity to hear directly from Terry Francona or to ask Jason Varitek a question or to have Johnny Damon thank everyone for coming," said Steinberg. "It's a two-way interaction from Fenway to the venue where the ballclub is playing, and then we top it all off with music from the Dropkick Murphys, who will play 'Tessie' and other hits."
For those kids in attendance, mascot Wally the Green Monster will be on hand. Concession stands will be open.
"It's just really a day to come together and cheer for the players and celebrate the beginning of what we hope is a long month," said Steinberg.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.