You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Posted by Tom Locke on May 23rd, 2020 filed in History, Humour, Life, Sports ... All Sorts

In September of 2017, my wife, Cindy, and I flew to Toronto and hooked up with my two good friends, Don Laird and Bob Jones and their wives, joining them on a bus trip to Boston which included two ball games at Fenway Park against the Blue Jays.

Upon my return, inspired by the atmosphere and history of Fenway, I got a hold of my memorabilia business partner, Darrell Lidstone ” my goal ” producing a 4 ft. X 6 ft. Canvas image of the Green Monster to be hung up on a portion of the fencing in my “Field of Dreams ” backyard patio which already featured a tribute to Wrigley Field (attached).

The project was completed in time for the spring of 2018. The image chosen was from 2012 – the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park. It looks great and is attached.

This March as I was putting it up, I took a closer look at it. Needless to say I was taken back when I saw the name of the sponsor on the Green Monster ” COVIDIEN.

FYI – Covidien was an Irish-headquartered global health care products company and manufacturer of medical devices and supplies. Covidien became an independent publicly traded company after being spun-off from Tyco International in 2007. It was purchased by Medtronic in a transaction that closed in 2015.

Today, the word “Covidien ” may become a moniker for someone who had the virus ” who knows?

Be safe. Be well. Keep smiling!

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