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Carlton Fisk, Luis Tiant to throw out the first pitch for Game 6

Oct 30, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

BOSTON — The last time there was a World Series Game 6 at Fenway Park, this happened:


That man is back again. As is Luis Tiant, who went 2-0 in the 1975 World Series. Tonight they will throw out ceremonial first pitches. Very cool. And, for Boston fans anyway, maybe a Game 6 good luck charm. The less we talk about Game 7 of 1975 the better they’ll like it.

In news of somewhat less-historic stature: Quincy, Massachusetts’ own Dropkick Murphys will perform the National Anthem. They will also play “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” as part of the pre-game ceremonies.  I’ve found people’s mileage varies wildly on the merits of the Murphys, but you can’t say they aren’t a part of recent Boston Red Sox lore.

Still: the Pixies are from Boston too. Just sayin’.

  1. historiophiliac - Oct 30, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll sing “Fu*k You, I’m Drunk” instead of “God Bless America” in the 7th.

    • convincedofthehex - Oct 30, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      I think you mean “Kiss Me, I’m Sh&tfaced.” I’m guessing they won’t play “Skinhead On The MBTA” or “Pipebomb On Landsdowne Street”, even though they used to frequently end their shows with that 1 – 2 knockout. That is one band that has sold out to the pink hat crowd.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 30, 2013 at 5:13 PM

        What do you mean by “pink hat crowd”? I am unfamiliar with that term.

      • mornelithe - Oct 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM

        He’s probably alluding to the difference in sound/direction between the original Dropkick Murphy’s (fronted by Mike McColgan) and the new lead singer Al Barr (previously of The Bruisers). I’d agree, and Al Barr was better on the Bruisers, too.

      • convincedofthehex - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:40 PM

        I’ve seen every Murphy’s Tour since 2000. They used to be one of the great American punk bands. In the last few years, their last two albums are generally horrible. Live they don’t hit it as hard as they used to. They are trying to appeal to a more mainstream audience. Just like “pink hat” Sox fans are bandwagoners that came on board in the early 2000s. Not hardcore baseball fans, just trying to be part of the scene. This year was the first time I skipped a DKM tour.

  2. KR - Oct 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Also from Boston: the band Boston.

    Who’s up for some pregame “Amanda”?

    • pastabelly - Oct 30, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Lead singer commited suicide in 2007, making that a tough one.

      The Dropkick Murphys sang the national anthem and Shipping up to Boston before Game 6 of the ALCS. It was very cool. Tiant and Fisk are legends and seeing them out there will give many of who were kids in the 70s goosebumps. Two good moves by the Sox. I guess they couldn’t find Bernie Carbo. :)

      • rtt2581 - Oct 30, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        Bernie is in Daphne, AL

  3. rickdobrydney - Oct 30, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    All of which why I won’t be tuning in until around 8:40 PM——

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      Needn’t trouble yourself chum, the chances of Fox actually covering all this is only a little better than the chances of a Beatles reunion.

  4. kalinedrive - Oct 30, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    How about Aerosmith: “Amazing”, “Back in the Saddle”, “Dream On”, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”, “Living on the Edge”, “Sweet Emotion” or “Walk This Way” are titles that could fit the moment.

    • Glenn - Oct 30, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      Why the thumbs down for the greatest band ever from Boston?

  5. coryfor3 - Oct 30, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Hopefully Carlton is getting a ride to the stadium.

  6. wallio - Oct 30, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    What, no Tessie? Come on, man!

  7. gerryb323 - Oct 30, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Are they both throwing out the first pitch? Shouldn’t el Tiante throw the first pitch TO Pudge?

  8. paco53 - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Just remember, despite Game 6, that the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series in 1975.

  9. keltictim - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    And your a douche they still end shows with skinhead TNT do you realize just how long they have been touring and rocking? They don’t stop it’s hard to keep that energy up after all these years. As someone who is from where there from although a couple years older so fn what if they go commercial and make some cash good for them it beats what the rest of us do for work

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