Red Sox Nation sent out a dispatch last week about a first-come, first-served contest for tickets to watch Game 2 of the ALDS at Fenway. This was an away game, so the party was being held in the State Street Pavilion, which are some of the more expensive seats in the park. I replied right away, as did roryk , and we both got on the guest list. coco_b thought it’d be a fun night too, and so we all went over there on Friday night.
It was really a blast.. RSN was giving away some neat prizes, the ultimate being two box seats to tonight’s game (we didn’t win anything, but it was fun nonetheless). The pavilion is basically a restaurant with glass facing the field, but when you’re actually at a game, you have seats on the other side of the glass to watch the game from. There were TVs to watch the game all over the restaurant, and we were also welcome to go out and sit in the seats over the field (where there were also TVs). The food was what you’d expect from a ball park, not great, but definitely a little better than the vendors in the concourse. There was a full bar and table service, and there were probably about 150 people at the party. We got pictures with the World Series trophies, but some of them are on Corinna’s camera, so I haven’t gotten them yet. The ones I took with my phone are up, though.
The game was completely awesome, a little bit of everything.. Started out hot, Angels slowly crept back, the awesome jack by Drew to put the final nails in.. It was so great watching the game with such a group of hardcore fans… Rory and Corinna really seemed to enjoy it as well, even though coco was pretty tired by the time the late night game ended…
This weekend was totally out of control…
and I left for the annual Halloween Party in Dryden, NY after work on Thursday… We made pretty good time, and listened to Game 2 of the World Series on the radio during the trip.. It was the first time I had listened to baseball on the radio, and I was surprised as to how easy it was to follow the game. I look forward to being able to listen to games on Sirius after the merger during future trips. We went straight to the Bed and Breakfast across the street from the Hammond/Gunther (or, as I have dubbed them, The Hamsters) household. We saw the last inning of the game, and Corinna went to bed. I joined the party across the street and stayed up far too late. The weekend is a blur… I actually even had a costume this year, it only took me 5 years to actually dress up for the big Halloween party. There was a pig roast. There were abandoned buildings. There was
who is beginning his slow reign of the human race.
Sunday, after the long drive back to Boston, we settled in to watch what became the final game of the 2007 World Series. I don’t know if it was because of my lack of sleep, but it was a real nail biter for me… I was so completely shredded after the game that I nearly passed out.
I finally have a Mac at work. This is a wonderful thing, but it will be awhile before I can really adopt it as my new machine as I am really busy on some contract work (i.e. the kind with really firm deadlines we have to deliver on) for the next few weeks.
Last night, while watching the Red Sox eviscerate the Rockies, I developed a few more pieces of my campaign platform:
- The original, Tacos at Fenway; featuring Tacoby Shellsbury
- During the postseason, when the Red Sox are playing away, fans can get into Fenway on the cheap and watch the game on the big screen, surrounded by other fans.
- Cleat Babes. I saw some old dude brushing the dirt out of Beckett’s cleats while he was waiting to pitch again. Get rid of the old dude, replace him with a hotchick.
My coworker Alex whipped up a Tacoby Shellsbury shirt for the campaign. I have no idea if he’s making any money off this or not, nor do I care. =)