Saturday, April 14, 2007

Now that's a Ball Game!

Friday night's Red Sox game was a lot more fun to watch than the last one. Things that ruled included:

  1. Actually having seats. I bought a 10 game package of seats on ebay for this year, and this is the first time we got to see them. Turns out to give a heck of a view (section 12, unobstructed view, etc), quite a bit more fun than the standing room seats.
  2. The offense actually supported Wakefield, who pitched a hell of a game. This stands in stark contrast to his last game where he also pitched a hell of a game, but got screwed because the rest of the team couldn't get any runs.
  3. After some slightly strange moves in the 8th put us in a bit of a sticky situation Papelbon came out and took care of things. I'd never actually seen him pitch in person, and man was it something. The crowd really went nuts, and he certainly delivered.
  4. The crowd continued singing "Sweet Caroline" well past the point where the music faded out and the bottom of the 8th started. I always wonder what the opposing teams must think of that when they play in Fenway...
  5. Once the bottom of the 8th yielded its 6 runs they decided not to waste Papelbon on a situation where he really wasn't needed and Timlin came in to finish things out. I definitely like the idea of using Papelbon when he's needed and pulling him out when it's clear that he's done the job.

Anyway, a great time was had by all. Next time I'm going to have to bring my camera, as those seats have a great view of home plate and a pretty decent view of the rest of the field. With any luck I'll be able to come home with some great shots.

7 comments:

  1. Yay baseball season! We have tickets to a couple of games at Fenway in mid-May and I can't wait. It's been ages since I've seen a game at the park. Very cool that you were able to get a 10 game pack on Ebay.

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  2. There's nothing like actually "being" at a baseball game...the smell of popcorn in the air, the roar of the crowd, finding someone's gum stuck to my shoe...lol. The atmosphere is just brimming with excitement! Watching a game on TV doesn't even come close, that's for sure :)! I can totally relate...but I must admit, I'm a Twins fan :). Gotta love the home team :)!

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  3. I would like to see one game at Fenway.
    I live in Los Angeles and it's fun to see the Dodgers play the Giants with all of the taunts thrown at Barry Bonds.

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  4. I like base ball... red sox are good I went one time so see the and big papy scored a big HOME RUN ! lol have a nice day !

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  5. Hi there, Anybody out there following the Champions League in Europe? I couldn't follow the game last night between Manchester United and Milan :-((( - from Wayne in Warsaw, Poland.

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  6. I too am a passionate Red Sox fan. Tickets row 8 section 19.
    Yesterday was indicative of their winning ways this year. No Schilling and they still go out and mop the field in Baltimore.
    Go Sox!

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  7. WE MOVED TO FLORIDA 2003 LIVED IN CT AND WENT TO MANY SOX GAMES. WE STILL GET TO SEE THEM WHEN THEY PLAY IN ST PETE AND LAST YEAR AGAINST THE MARLINS. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE WATCHING A GAME AT FRIENDLY FENWAY!. THAT IS SOMETHING WE ALL REALLY MISS.
    HATE THE BLACKOUTS DOWN HERE OF THE GAMES. YES THEY BLACKED OUT THIS WEEKEND'S GAMES DOWN HERE! WE HAD TO DROP ONE DISH PROVIDER FOR ANOTHER THAT CARRIES THE BASEBALL PACKAGE.
    FOR THOSE UP NORTH ENJOY YOUR GAMES

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