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Web Extra: April 2006, A Fenway Baby Announcement04:16

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John Cahoon and his daughter Madelyn (Courtesy John Cahoon)
John Cahoon and his daughter Madelyn (Courtesy John Cahoon)

The greatest Fenway memory for John Cahoon of Plaistow, New Hampshire, dates back to April, 2006, when he and his wife and their young daughter went to see the Red Sox take on the Seattle Mariners.

"I remember distinctly that feeling you get when you walk through the tunnel into any part of Fenway, whether it's behind home plate or the bleachers" John Cahoon said. "It's just that magesty of opening up in front of you in the middle of Boston — you've got this gorgeous baseball park full of history. You just feel it when you walk in."

John Cahoon remembers the first part of the game as being largely uneventful with the Sox leading.

"I don't remember what happened in the 4th. I don't remember what happened in the 3rd," John Cahoon said. "I do remember what happened in the 7th inning stretch."

That's when his wife turned to him, smiled, and told him she was pregnant with their second child.

"I sort of just nodded, and she nodded," John Cahoon said. "And I turned around to face the back section of the bleachers behind me, and I said 'I'm going to be a father! Again!'"

John Cahoon remembers the people behind him starting to cheer. Slowly the cheering started to spread around the rest of the park.

"Now granted they were all cheering because we were at Fenway park. That's what you do when you're excited and you're a Sox fan," John Cahoon said. "But in that moment to me, I really felt like everybody knew what was going on and was sharing in my joy."


This segment aired on April 20, 2012.

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