I was at Fenway Park when they filmed the movie! I am an extra!!

In Boston, ‘Fever Pitch’ Smacks of ‘Soxploitation’
BOSTON (Reuters) – After waiting 86 years for the Boston Red Sox to win baseball’s World Series, some die-hard fans resent Hollywood’s “Soxploitation” of their triumph in the new romantic comedy “Fever Pitch.”
The film, which opens on Friday and stars Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore, tells of a romance between a long-suffering Red Sox fan and his girlfriend during the team’s improbable run to the championship last season.
So far, so good. But the pivotal scene at the end of the movie in which the characters played by Fallon and Barrymore embrace and kiss on the field after the Red Sox’s World Series triumph has led to cries of foul.
Directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly, New Englanders and lifelong Red Sox fans, shot the movie’s final scene — with permission from the Red Sox and Major League Baseball — on the field in St. Louis after Boston defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the final game of the World Series.
Bill Simmons, a Red Sox fan and columnist for, called Hollywood’s intrusion into Boston’s celebration offensive to all Red Sox fans who had waited their entire lives to see the team win its first championship since 1918.
“It was like cutting the umbilical cord of your first baby while Fallon and Barrymore were inexplicably making out 5 feet away,” Simmons wrote in an online column.
“I hope the movie bombs because of it,” he added.
Boston Globe film critic Wesley Morris said while the movie was heartfelt about the life of a die-hard fan, it reeked of “Soxploitation.”
“The sight, last year, of Fallon and Barrymore hopping onto the field and making out … after the team won the World Series smacked of Hollywood opportunism at its most nauseating,” Morris wrote in his review this week.
At the film’s red-carpet premiere at Boston’s Fenway Park on Wednesday night, the Farrelly brothers said the team’s success forced them to re-shoot the movie’s original ending, which had the Red Sox disappointing their fans again.
“When the fans see the movie, they’ll understand why we had to (be on the field),” Peter Farrelly said at the premiere.
More than 2,000 fans packed Fenway for the premiere, which was attended by Red Sox players Johnny Damon and David Ortiz, but some fans were hesitant to throw their full support behind the movie.
“I took my girlfriend to see the movie, because I felt I owed it to her,” said Chris Ruettgers, a devoted Red Sox fan who went to the movie’s sneak preview last weekend.
“But I’m not a fan of the behavior of the movie’s makers.”
Some have also taken umbrage at casting Fallon as the Red Sox-obsessed leading man because Fallon supported the New York Yankees, Boston’s archrival, growing up.
Nick Hornby, whose memoir about his life as a supporter of Britain’s Arsenal soccer club was adapted for the movie, said the film would not change anything for true fans.
“The fans will still be here, this season and the season after that,” Hornby, who attended the premiere, told Reuters. “Movies do have quite a short life compared to the life of a sports club.”