WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A 76-year-old Connecticut man is walking from Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park in an effort to promote peace and not just between the two fan bases.
Al Forte, of Stamford, Connecticut, tells the Providence Journal , he’s asking people along the way to pray for peace on Earth, handing out cards showing six soldiers praying.
Forte began his trek after a Red Sox-Yankees game on Aug. 4 and plans to arrive in Boston in time for a game between to the two clubs on Friday night.
“Everybody has been very friendly and helpful. I have not had one negative incident,” Forte said. “I feel great. I didn’t know how good I felt until the third or fourth day when I would say, ‘Gee walking is easier.”
He has a friend who picks him up each night and takes him to a hotel, then drives him back to where he left off in the morning to continue his journey.
This is not his first long-distance walk, the septuagenarian made the trek from New York to Chicago in 2008.
Forte won’t see which team he roots for, describing himself as a former Brooklyn Dodgers fan.
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