48 Hours at Page Field

Page Field on a sunny spring morning - Image (c) JMcCT
Page Field on a sunny spring morning – Image (c) JMcCT

By Columnist Dan Brosgol

I live in a quirky area of town.

My house is interestingly placed between Depot Park and Page Field. When we first saw the place I was pretty excited about that arrangement, as I love the Bike Path and I love baseball, and over the past seven years it’s worked out pretty well.

As our house abuts the Depot Park Overlay District though, with all that drama and proposed development, over time I have come to more closely identify with Page Field from a self-defined-neighborhood perspective. I’ll let the Hartford/Crescent/Bacon/Pizza Express crowd assume the Depot Park designation, while laying claim to “Greater Page” for our smattering of houses both on Loomis and Webber Streets.

The newly-installed Bedford Baseball scoreboard at Page Field - Image (c) JMcCT, 2014
The newly-installed Bedford Baseball scoreboard at Page Field – Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Since Page is a 30-second walk from my front door I am uniquely situated to observe, hear, and follow most things that take place there; I can literally open my back door and look out onto the baseball diamond. This was particularly useful last year when I hooked up a hose to my outdoor spigot when some water was needed to help finish the construction of the new wooden scoreboard in left field.

Anyway. . .

Due to the vagaries of weather, holidays, and vacations, this weekend Page Field was in regular use from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening, and I was at Page seemingly more often than I was at home. This was not only because I had teams to coach, but also because I’m a sucker for baseball and can’t help but go watch when there’s a game going on.

From Friday to Sunday I coached two games at Page for the A’s; watched two National League games on Saturday;  drove by three different practices and took my boys out for tee work and batting practice on Sunday afternoon. And although I ended my 48-hours-of-the-Page campaign on Sunday under the lights and in a 40-degree wind chill, don’t you worry . . . I’ll be back there four times this week for my sons’ games.

No rest for the weary . . .

A note from Dan Brosgol:  Interested in coming up with creative names for your Bedford neighborhood? Unsatisfied with “West Bedford” and “Town Center”? Want to take a stab at re-drawing (or just drawing) the lines that separate distinct areas of town? I’d love to hear your ideas. Feel free to comment below or send me a Facebook message.


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Bedford Townie
May 8, 2014 1:57 pm

Historical District- Bacon Road to North Road
Mid-town- Bacon Road to Brooksbie Road
Shopping District- Brooksbie to Shawsheen (on Great)
Depot Area- Railroad Ave. to Winthrop Ave.
Industrial Area- Anything Past Route 3 on Burlington Rd.
Gardens- Anything Past Evergreen Ave.
Old Industrial Area- Wiggins Ave.
Town Area- Area from Fire Station to Middle School

Sarah Allen Scoville
May 7, 2014 6:26 pm

We live on Springs Rd. near Fawn Lake. Not sure if I like “Greater Fawn”. We have Wilderness Park and the VA as other points of interest. However, Fawn Lake is our favorite part of the neighborhood. Any ideas?

May 7, 2014 5:55 pm

Unstable. Rhymes with “Dunstable.”

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