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:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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