I live so damned close to Fenway Park, I could go to every game, but seat prices are so expensive that I only get there one or two times a season. Today was one of those occasions, thanks to a pair of subsidized tickets I bought through Suffolk University.
The tickets were really for last night, but due to a near-miss tornado that caused freakish rain, Game 20 was delayed until today at 12:35PM. The rain didn’t stop my friend Mike and I from catching up, beginning with dinner and drinks at Boston Beer Works, and later more beers and people watching at GameOn, which was my first time in that Lyons Group bar. The downstairs room with its rectangular bar and dozens of widescreen TVs reminded me of the simulcast racing room at Foxwoods. Fun times there, and I ran into some fellow Suffolk graduating classmates.
But I digress. Back to today’s game. The seats were in Section 4, Row 13, where we stayed for a few innings before moving down to Row 8 for a better view. Surprisingly, the park was nearly full despite the rescheduled game for a weekday mid-day time. Did everyone call in sick??
With temperatures in the upper 40s, it was a cold day. By the 4th inning, a cool breeze entered the stadium and it was c-o-l-d, so much so that I bought a cup of hot chocolate! In the middle of May! Nothing spectacular in the game, but the Sox wound up beating the Tigers, 2-1. (They beat the Tigers again at night, for the second game of a doubleheader day.)
During my adolescent years, I always went to Fenway with my parents and always sat in the bleachers behind third base. More recently, I always sat in sections to the left of Pesky’s pole. Neither Mike nor I have sat on top of the Green Monster, but this link by someone named Bev provides some useful commentary and pictures from those seats.
Time will tell if I return to Fenway this season. If I do, it ought to be a warmer day!