2011 BBT Day 4: Invading A Nation

Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers: Fenway Park-Boston, MA

All I can say about Fenway Park and the experience of watching a game there is that you can believe the hype. In fact, I would say it’s not hyped enough. I like that fact that every game is treated like a special event. We were lucky to get to Boston a little early, and explore around the park for a little while and get some shopping in. Our hotel was right across the street, so we didn’t have to worry about parking and things like that. The gates opened about a ninety minutes before game time, so it gave us a chance to explore the inside of the park and get our free gift for being first timers. At the fan service counter we receive a little package with stickers, a Red Sox Nation bracelet, and a container with some dirt from the infield. We also ran into one of the fans we were chatting with at the PawSox game a few days before, so he showed us around a little bit, too. We were also able to get over the visitors dugout to watch some of the Detroit Tigers warm up, but not many were signing autographs for anything. As it was getting closer to game time, we grabbed a Fenway Frank and an $8.50 beer and found our seats in the outfield. To be honest, I never moved from my seat after the game started. I didn’t want to miss anything at all from this game waiting in line for food, beer, or restroom. The atmosphere was amazing, and the Fenway rendition of Sweet Caroline has to been witnessed in person. The Tigers lost a game they should have won, but I really didn’t care about the score. Despite rooting for the Tigers, we didn’t have any trouble from the Red Sox fans either. I definitely want to bring the kids here when they’re a little older and can appreciate the magic that is Fenway Park. Final Score: Red Sox 4, Tigers 3.

Austin Jackson

Max Scherzer

The ponchos were cheesy, but they kept us dry

Brad Penny-sorry..no pic of his girlfriend

Justin Verlander

Fenway Park

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8 Comments

That’s on our list of places to go. We know some people that have gone to a few Red Sox games and loved it. $ 8.50 beer. Hmmn that’s a bargain.
—Mark Gauthier

http://cubden.mlblogs.com/

Mark-there were a ton of Cubs fans in Boston as we were leaving. A lot of attention given to the Sox/Cubs series.
–Mike

Awesome! Definitely on my bucket list… gotta make it happen!
–Jeff

8.50 a beer is a bargain …almost makes me sick to say that… The last game I went to in San Fran a small beer was 18.00 and a large beer was 20.50. The park there is fantastic but to hell with the food prices. That was at least 8 or 9 years ago too.

Fantastic photos Mike! It looks like you guys had a blast. I am amazed at how close everything looks to the field, not like in California. :) Where were your seats?
One of these days I have to go to Fenway for a game. Maybe when our Boston niece and nephew are old enough to enjoy a whole game, we’ll be able to swing it.
— Kristen

Jeff-just do it…you won’t regret it.
IB-brutal prices for beer
Kristen-our seats were in center field. Really had a good veiw of the game.
Thanks for checking in.
–Mike

Loved the pictures… looked like a fun time despite the weather!

Alicia-Fenway is definitely one great experience, and I need to take the kids there soon. I would have loved to been able to visit the old Yankee Stadium, too, with all it’s history.
–Mike

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