Obama‘s Video Message Booed at Boston’s Fenway Park
- Posted on April 21, 2012 at 8:07am by Madeleine Morgenstern
Former Red Sox team members gather on the field as the National Anthem is played during the 100th anniversary celebration of Boston’s Fenway Park ahead of a Red Sox-Yankees game. (AP)
President Barack Obama‘s video message on the 100th anniversary of Boston’s Fenway Park was apparently met with booing, according to the tweets of people at the Red Sox-Yankees game Friday:
ESPN Boston Red Sox reporter Gordon Edes:
Newsday Yankees reporter Erik Boland:
Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstorm (because Fehrnstorm’s tweet came about 20 minutes after the initial reports, it’s unclear whether he was actually at the game or posted based on other messages):
Twitchy has collected some additional crowd tweets.
No verified video of the event has been posted yet; we’ll update if one becomes available.
First lady Michelle Obama and second lady Jill Biden were booed at a Nascar race back in November, though a Red Sox game in heavily-Democratic Massachusetts is arguably a very different political environment.
Update: Blaze reader Ken emailed in to say he was at the game and that Obama was definitely booed when he came onscreen, which happened around the second or third inning.
“There were some cheers as well, but there were more boos than cheers,” he wrote.
He said the message lasted about a minute, during which Obama wished Fenway a happy birthday and hoped for an all-Sox American League Championship Series between the Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox.