Citizen Sting

Over 3000 new citizens sworn in at the first naturalization ceremony ever held at Fenway Park in front of the Red Sox dugout.
(David L. Ryan / Globe Staff)

Over 3,000 Immigrants Fooled Into Believing
They Would Become US Citizens Today
But Fenway Attendees Merely Signed Up for
2009 Memberships to Red Sox Nation

Fenway Park Hosts US Citizenship Ceremony
But Sox Ruse Dupes Thousands of Hopeful New Citizens
The Gig Was Up When Meg Vaillancourt Tried to Collect the
$15 Red Sox Nation Membership Fee After Ceremony

"We are honored to welcome you to Fenway, the United States of America, and to Red Sox Nation. From all of us, welcome home." -- 9.17.08, Meg Vaillancourt, senior vice president for corporate relations and executive director of the Red Sox Foundation

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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