Updated February 27, 2017
It takes a lot of help to have a web site with over three thousand fans with whom you went to games or met along the way. Red Sox fans are the largest contingent with over 300 fans. Alan Gerofsky, whom I met on a Boston subway in 2007, is a big reason for my having experiences with so many Red Sox fans. Alan, who’s known as the Mayor of Section 17 at Fenway Park, is a Red Sox Pied Piper. He’s extremely personable and loves to speak to any fan he encounters, but most especially Red Sox fans. Since meeting Alan, I regularly sit with him in Section 17 and I annually join his group of friends for a Red Sox road series in a different city every season. Let’s see, so far I’ve been with them to Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Rogers Centre in Toronto, Safeco Field Field in Seattle, PNC Park in Pittsburgh Wrigley Field in Chicago, Comerica Park in Detroit, Minute Maid Park in Houston, Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and Target Field in Minneapolis. It was because of Alan that I saw Game 6 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park. He graciously sold me a ticket in Section 17 at face value and I saw an historic event as the Red Sox won the final game of the World Series at home for the first time since 1918. Ladies and gentleman, I hereby present to you my version of Alan’s Army, A Nation Within a Nation. Alan may not know all of them, but I met them because of him. Some are even Yankees fans.