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Perfect Anniversary Date

Last night, Mike and I watched the Red Sox beat the Indians to clinch a spot in the post season at Fenway.

Why is this a great anniversary date? Well – a whole bunch of reasons!! I am a Red Sox fan. Mike is an Indians fan. Have I mentioned that the Sox and Indians played on our wedding day? And that the Indians KILLED the Sox that day? (Which meant that I had to wear a home-made t-shirt the next day to our BBQ…something about the Indians rocking or something…)

Anyway…we try to get Sox/Indians tickets every year. This year, we just happened to pick a KICK BUTT game! šŸ™‚

Tickets

Tickets

On my way out the door, I told the kids I was going to a baseball game and Burke started to sing “Everybody clap your hands!” CLAP, clap, clap, clap, CLAP, clap, clap, clap, CLAP, clap clap, clap, CLAP. (his favorite part about going to the Lowell Spinners game.) You know the song…it was a super funny McD’s commercial for a while. I can’t not embed it now… šŸ˜‰

(1 minute long)

I drove to the subway station, met Mike on the platform out by his place of employment, and then we rode in together. When we got there it was, as usual, a mob scene. Go to find our section to sit down, do the typical enter the right section, turn around and look at the rows thing…but can’t see our row. I must have looked a bit confused because one of the attendents came over to help out and said, “Oh – your seats are right here.” She then turned us around and lead us to our seats *5* rows from the field … and wiped the seats down for us. Holy froofie! But OMG! We were 5 rows from the field!! We could See Jacoby Elsbury’s face! Of course, all I brought was my camera phone (duh, Nancy)…so the pictures don’t really do it justice.

Jacoby Elsbury

Jacoby Elsbury

And we were this close the the bullpens. Unfortunately, we could only see into the Indian’s ‘pen, but we could HEAR the Sox ‘pen. They all do this crazy drum beat thing. And they’re GOOD. It actually sounded like they had a snare drum in there…but they use water bottles and things and just bang on the metal of the bullpen. Not sure who started that, but my guess would be Timlin.

The Bullpens

The Bullpens

As with most seats at Fenway, these were on the “special” side. If we sat back a faced forward, this was our view:

View From Our Seats

View From Our Seats

Ya. My neck still has a crick in it from looking left the whole time. heh

The Indian’s pitcher (Lee) has this incredible record coming into the game (22 – 2), and is pretty much a shoe-in for the Cy Young award. Meaning, he’s a tough guy to win against.

Mike was good enough to smile – even if his team wasn’t winning.

Mike

Mike

There was the requisite singing of Sweet Caroline. I have video, but YouTube isn’t cooperating right now, so perhaps I’ll add it later. I also have video of the bullpen cadence and of the final out…again – perhaps later.

And then the celebration!! I can’t believe we were AT this game šŸ™‚ If you look REALLY close, you can see the gathering on the pitching mound.

Celebration on the Mound

Celebration on the Mound

And since I’m such a people watcher, I had to take a picture of this Henry Fonda look-a-like (in his On Golden Pond days) who was sitting right behind us.

Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda?

Mike and I couldn’t resist purchasing a little something on our way out of the park.

Baseball Hats!

Baseball Hats!

(Although, Mike did state that he’d be requesting Indian’s hats for Christmas…)

4 Responses

  1. I figured you took the smiling picture of Mike in the top of the 5th inning when the Indians were winning. šŸ™‚ Glad you guys had fun. I think the last game I went to was with you guys years ago. And don’t worry Mike, there’s always next year for the Indians to try again!

  2. Looks like fun!

  3. How did I miss this post?
    One of Matt’s and mine’s best outings this summer was at FENWAY…I love that smelly old stadium. And we were sitting in that same section.
    Such a good time.
    Could your husband look any happier?

  4. OMG So thrilled for you!!
    I watched the game in a pub with friends, that was THE BEST GAME OF THE SEASON!!!
    Just remembering it makes me shiver with joy!!!

    I’m a big red sox fan, even if I’m french and live in NYC, I just fell in love with Boston, then I fell in love with the red sox, and then I learned about baseball… Anyway I’m not a traditional fan, but I love baseball so much because the red sox make it an art, a joyful exciting art!!!
    I’m getting a married into it T shirt for my boyfriend!! (we’ll be married in 3 weeks!)

    happy anniversary!!!

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