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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Going to Fenway?

Today is my first attempt to see a Red Sox game at the illustrious Fenway Park. A couple of weeks ago, I convinced my client I should come out this week (instead of last week) because the Red Sox were in town and I wanted to see a game. Originally, I wanted to go to opening day, but a friend (Chris) who lives here said "It'll be impossible to get tickets, and if you do, it'll be $500 each." Then another friend (Scott) said he had 4 tickets for Thursday's game and I was welcome to one. So I made plans with both of them to go to today's game.

Of course, in the meantime, Chris managed to score a ticket to Tuesday's game and didn't tell me until last night - that bastard!

For most of this week, the forecast has been "snow on Thursday." When I woke to no snow this morning, I figured the game was on and I'd better start heading for Boston. I left my client's office around noon and I arrived in Boston about 15 minutes ago. After paying $30 (!) for parking, I'm now at a Starbuck's - waiting for the game to start at 4.

Scott backed out this morning because he's a sissy, but Chris is still in and scored some tickets off Craig's list. To be honest, it doesn't look good. It's hovering around freezing, windy and poring down rain right now. I got soaked walking the two blocks from my car (sidenote: I got a new Dodge Charger for $30/day from Thrifty - it kicks ass). However, I'm still hopeful. I'm from Montana, so I'm used to miserable weather and I'm sure there's enough tasty beer to make it an enjoyable game. I heard on the radio that they were going to "do their best" to make this game happen. My fingers are crossed. Go Sox!

Posted in General at Apr 12 2007, 12:43:40 PM MDT 5 Comments
Comments:

Rob Bradford, who's a writer covering the Sox, says hold off on going until the last minute: http://bradfordonbaseball.com/2007/04/breaking-news.html

Posted by stephen o'grady on April 12, 2007 at 01:08 PM MDT #

I'm jealous sitting here in Denver. It's snowing outside here, too, but there's nothing like a day at Fenway.

Posted by Lee on April 12, 2007 at 01:16 PM MDT #

Is it snowing everywhere???? Its snowing here too. Well, I am in Canada but still. We had no snow at New Years and it all melted a month ago. Anyways, you hit the nail on the head... "I'm sure there's enough beer to make it an enjoyable game"!!! Exactly! When I go camping with my buddies and they get all pissey about the weather. Its nothing a Redbull (w/ vodka) then a case of beer can't fix.

Posted by BradM on April 12, 2007 at 01:38 PM MDT #

Going to the NE Jug Cameron Purdy is speaking tonight but I wonder how many will make it since the weather is a little off and the Red Sox are playing. Tough call.

Posted by SM on April 12, 2007 at 01:56 PM MDT #

Doh! The game was just postponed until May 3rd. Oh well. While I'd love to be bored to tears by Cameron, I think I'll try to rally Chris to go see Grindhouse instead. ;-)

Posted by Matt Raible on April 12, 2007 at 02:58 PM MDT #

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