Thursday, May 3, 2007

Fenway was Awesome

I was in Boston for work the past week, and was lucky enough to get to check out the Red Sox vs. A's game Tuesday night at Fenway. It was awesome.

Just the history of the park is incredible. It's the oldest park still used, built in 1912, and has seen Ruth, Gehrig, Teddy Williams, Ty Cobb and, well, everybody. The Green Monster and Pesky's pole. Carlton Fisk and Bucky Dent's homeruns. You can just feel the history there. It's incredible.

The fans are interesting. Very passionate about their team, very friendly, and it feels more like a party rather than a baseball game. At least, that's how it felt in our area. We didn't have the best seats. About 25 rows back down the first baseline, and we had a pole in our way that was right between home and the mound. Since every game is sold out, it's tough to get tickets. Plus, since it was a big group, we had to find 10 seats together, so it was even tougher. I was just happy to be there.

The game had almost everything I would want. We saw Curt Schilling, who is on my fantasy team, and he pitched very well, leading 4-2 before leaving after seven. We saw two homeruns, both to right - nothing over the green monster - and both by A's. I would have liked to see the place go crazy after a Red Sox homerun. We did get to see the Red Sox closer, Jonathan Papelbon come in and the place went pretty nuts (closer music of choice: Wild Thing.) He then went ahead and sucked and blew the game, and the A's ended up winning in extra innings.

So yeah, it was awesome. Also, nice work by whoever played music between innings. I heard "Encore/Numb", "Baba O'Reilly", and "Everlong" - three of my alltime favorites. Also, nice work playing Eminem's "Lose Yourself" going into the bottom of the 10th down by one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where is your post about the NCAA voting to move back the three point line? That's way bigger news than some stupid baseball game.