Category: Red Sox

2013 World Series

Again, I was lucky enough to go to a Game 1 at Fenway.

Introduction

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Farrell, Ells, Shane, and Pedrioa

Featuring Koji, Middlebrooks, and Buck

Featuring Koji, Middlebrooks, and Buck

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build a team

Pedroia: The man to build a team on

Ellsbury

Ellsbury

Ortiz

Ortiz

Fenway Kanji

Fenway Kanji

My Seats

Back in 2005, I joined the waiting list to get season tickets at Fenway Park. Just waned a 10-game pack. Here it is seven years later, and I got the e-mail for the offer. I got right field seats, which I actually enjoy. But, over time, I’m going to see if I can start working my way down towards the dugout.

My home away from home.

My home away from home.

The Sox, however, need to pull something together. My first game was against the powerful Texas Rangers. Lester lasted only into the 4th inning, and Hamilton blasted the “Red Seat Rattler.” The Red Seat is in Section 42 of the right field bleachers, 501 feet away from home plate. Ted Williams hit a ball that knocked a fan on the head in that seat. It’s said to be the longest hit in Fenway Park. My first game, Hamilton hit a ball that went like a space shot well over us and to our right, towards Section 42. My wife thought that he threatened the record.

Kelly Shoppach

Kelly Shoppach striking the Zeus Pose.

Sweeny, Pedroia, and Youkilis

Sweeny, Pedroia, and Youkilis hoping that Red Sox pitching keeps it in the Park.

Texas Travels Well

Texas Travels Well

The Ranger fans did travel well. There was a good turnout of Texans, and why not with Kinsler, Hamilton, Young, and a well improved pitching staff?

Pesky Pole at Night

Pesky Pole at Night

Rays in Town

Rays took charge of the Sox on a crisp Fall like day. Nice sunshine, love being at Fenway, but Sox took the loss, when they badly need wins to hold onto a playoff berth.

Johnny Damon

Johnny Damon with a lead off of second base

I even saw a kid with the “Looks like Jesus, throws like Mary, acts like Judas,” T-shirt.

David Price on the mound

David Price on the mound

Finally got a half decent shot of Ortiz.

David Ortiz

David Ortiz held to first

The Bleachers

It’s been a while since I’ve been in the bleachers. I didn’t go in my usual gate, and I didn’t get pistachios from my usual vendor. Sox lost to Tampa.

View from Center Field

View from Center Field

I had a few beers, and I sat in the sun. I slept most of the car ride home.

Anonymous fun loving crowd

Anonymous fun loving crowd

Ells

Ellsbury

Joe, Dave, Remy, Don, and their interns.

Joe, Dave, Remy, Don, and their interns.

When I went in through the wrong gate, I took the advantage of taking a view from the Monster Seats.

Monster Seats

Almost in the Monster Seats

Tek

Varitek

Fenway with Wake and Ichiro

On July 24, 2011 the Red Sox took on the slumping Seattle Mariners. It was a big day for Tim Wakefield. He threw is 2,000th strike out as a member of the Red Sox, and won is 199th career win as an MLB pitcher. On the other hand, Francona took Wake out of the game after he gave up a grand slam.

Tim Wakefield

Starting Pitcher Time Wakefield

Here’s Ichiro striking his stoic pose as he waits for the pitcher. Who knows why he does this. Perhaps he’s pretending he’s got a bow and arrow instead of a bat.

Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro striking his pre-pitch pose.

Now what’s with Kevin Youkilis’ batting stance? Okay, I get that he’s trying to keep loose and relaxed. The bat’s over his head, and his left hand is loose. His body slowly gyrates, like a belly dancing Homer Simpson. Sure, I can see keeping the bat high, so it comes down and swoops through the strike zone.

Youk's pre-pitch pose

Youk's pre-pitch pose

Then all this relaxation appears to get thrown to the four winds. As the pitcher throws the ball, Youk appears to tense up and bring the bat down. Okay sure, it seems to work for him, but why the keep loose dance, if you’re going to wrench yourself up in a moment?

Youk, why so tense?

Youk, why so tense?

Cubs at Fenway

On Friday May 20, 2011, we had the privilege to go to the first meeting of the Cubs and Red Sox at Fenway since 1918.

Dennis Eskersley threw the Ceremonial Opening Pitch to Carlton Fisk.

Eck & Pudge

Eck & Pudge

Eck on the mound

Eck on the mound

Eck throws the first pitch to Pudge

Eck throws the first pitch to Pudge

Jon Lester on the Mound

Jon Lester on the Mound

Pedroia vs the Cubs

Pedroia vs the Cubs

Soriano at bat

Soriano at bat

Former Teammates

Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena - Former Tampa Bay Teammates

Looking Forward to a Promising 2011 Season.

Gift under the tree

Gift under the tree

Fenway

Green Monster on Opening Day 2007

Gray Day vs the Yankees

Gray Day vs the Yankees

Kevin Youkilis

Kevin Youkilis

Mike Lowell

Mike Lowell

RAIN!!

RAIN!!

Youk holdin' Tex

Youk holdin' Tex

Tex holdin' Youk

Tex holdin' Youk

Just for Bragging Rights

Pedroia batting lead off in Game 1 2007 World Series. He hits a homerun. Youk is on deck.

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