Photos: Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan Honored at Writer’s Dinner.

"44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan was honored for his retirement at a dinner hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square Thursday, January 17, 2013. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan's.

“44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan receives an honorary Boston Red Sox jersey to recognize his retirement at a dinner hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square Thursday, January 17, 2013. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan’s.”

"ESPN sports reporter Jackie MacMullen speaks during a retirement dinner for 44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan. The dinner was hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan's."

“ESPN sports reporter Jackie MacMullen speaks during a retirement dinner for 44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan Thursday, January 17, 2013. The dinner was hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan’s.”

"Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy speaks during a retirement dinner for 44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan. The dinner was hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan's."

“Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy speaks during a retirement dinner for 44-year Boston Globe sports writer Bob Ryan Thursday, January 17, 2013. The dinner was hosted by the Great Fenway Park Writers Series at Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. In attendance were various Red Sox personnel, including Owner John Henry, and other friends and colleagues of Ryan’s.”

I’ve had a very busy week on the road with the Red Sox, so I’m finally finding time to catch up on the blog.

These images are from an honorary dinner for longtime Boston Globe sports reporter, Bob Ryan, who recently retired from the newspaper after 44 years.

There’s nothing spectacular about these, but I wanted to post them anyway. It was neat to be surrounded by the most accomplished sports writers in Boston, a city so rich with sports history and culture.