It was a glorious warm night with no wind, and a great sunset over the beautiful green Oasis of Fenway Park. (Once I finally got there through the horrid slow-moving traffic all the way back to the ramp on 93 !!) It was almost like an early June night, instead of one in mid April. I was ready to watch my Sox battle the Batimore Orioles and begin their journey to get back on track.
The boys started off slow, falling behind early with a 7 to 1 score. The Red Bull must have kicked-in, and they settled-in for a fight that would last all night. Brad Penny was having an “Off” game tonight. It was his first game starting at Fenway Park for the Sox, so it would be wrong to be hard on the man. On came Manny DelCarmen, who was having a good night, then Okie and Pap. We caught up to the Orioles by mid-game and fought to keep that lead….and triumphed in spectacular Papelbon fashion. Boston was working it’s way back up the AL East standings ladder.
Before game start, I went for a walk and decided not to be my usual quiet smiling self, and ask for what I wanted. So I took the elevator, stairs and ramps up as far as I could possibly go in the Fenway “Nest”…..taking photos all the way. I wanted a really good shot of the park (was severely handicapped by my digital camera with NO WIDE ANGLE LENS ) but had fun anyways. I went almost everywhere I wanted in search for my money shot. Some old-timer let me stand on his seat in the Pavillion Club seating to get the right angle. It was a blast, but my feet were killing me and I was dead-thirsty by the time I got way back down to my seat to watch the game.
Enjoy the shots. (By the way, Sox won 10-8)