Fever Pitch

Trivia: The Red Sox were originally scripted to lose the World Series. After the Sox actually did win the Series, the ending was changed.

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Trivia: Towards the end, Lindsey and Ben are shown kissing on the field right after the Red Sox win the World Series. That shot was actually filmed moments after the Sox won the World Series on the field on October 27, 2004.

Trivia: In the scene where Lindsey accepts the promotion, there is a group of people from the office. The guy in the front of the group with the goofy smile is Dr. Charles Steinburg, a member of the Red Sox front office.

Factual error: In the opening day clips, they show 49, Tim Wakefield, starting. The starting pitcher that day was 38 Curt Schilling (Wakefield never played that day). Furthermore, the clips show them playing against the Texas Rangers; opening day 2004 was against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Suggested correction: Not Curt Schilling, Bronson Arroyo started the home opener against Toronto in 2004.

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Reporter at Spring Training: Where do the Sox rank in terms of importance in your life?
Ben: I say the Red Sox... sex... and breathing.

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Question: Why is the right field foul pole named after Johnny Pesky?

Answer: Popular Boston Red Sox lore credits the nickname to pitcher Mel Parnell who later became a sportscaster. Pesky had only 6 homers in Fenway Park and all were hit near the right field foul line pole, but never off the pole. The pole is only 302 feet from home plate. The left field foul line pole is named after player Carlton Fisk.

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