Payback. Game 26 – 2010 Buchholz (Sox) vs. Saunders (Angels)
Last night’s game was wild. Certainly more entertaining that the last match-up between the Red Sox and Angels on October 11, 2009 “Black Sunday”….
The Sox bats were swinging, and Bill Hall made himself useful…and made a liar out of me too! Lots of Homeruns & doubles…Youkilis hit his 5th HR.
I am told that the team got reamed by a furious Theo & company pregame. There were scouts, official suits & radar guns and laptops (more than usual in my section)….so changes are coming.
It was the beginning of Marine Week in Boston, and they were in full force at Fenway on Monday night, in the stands, and a group of recruits took their oath in front of the Fenway crowd pregame.
(Wednesday May 5th Nomar Garciaparra will be honored at Fenway pregame, and the Red Sox Home Base Day will take place on Friday May 7th)
The flat screen tv’s were tuned to the Bruins & Celtics games…as Boston’s TRIFECTA unfolded for us all to see and enjoy on a beautiful night. Around the 7th inning, when the Bruins game wrapped-up, the huge screen on the electronic scoreboard replayed highlights of the playoff hockey game between innings, and the final score (3-2) for us all to cheer about. And as our game finished at Fenway, so did the Celtics game in Cleveland, and that was played on the tv’s also. It was a very exciting night for sports fans in New England to be sure.
I just want to mention how really polite the Los Angeles/Anaheim Angels were, they are really a class act……I even saw skipper Mike Soscia take BP with his team! Impressive.
We are still in 4th place in the AL East right now, and there is a lot of work to be done, but I just want to say that, if they play like they did last night…or close to it – we will vault to the top soon enough. Always keep a positive attitude, and have faith in the Sox.
Peace, Love & Baseball.
– fenway fruitgirl 2010
OK, So it was a 50 / 50 chance of Rain Delay vs. Game Postponement last night at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox were scheduled to play the second part of a double-header that was supposed to start at 7:10 pm. That was NOT going to happen. Good thing I brought my rain gear. No way was I going to sit this one out at home and say “Oh Well….” I can get a little wet for the sake of the game, hell, I can get SOAKED for my Sox !! If they can get dressed and go out there and play a game in the rain and cold, then I will be there to watch them do it.
I never thought I would see the day that the line for Dunkin Donuts coffee was longer than the one for beer at Fenway. It was weird, but then again….so was watching the Boston Bruins hockey game at Fenway on the Super Screen while waiting for our Sox game to start. I was a bit disappointed that Fenway did not air the music video that was made for rain delays by Jonathan Papelbon and Manny DelCarmen called “Blame It On The Rain”.
What I was NOT disappointed about was the performance of my team. Bailey had a great at bat with a 3-run homer that really got things going. Brad Penny was sharp, much better than Friday night’s game vs. the Orioles. We’ve got to cut the guy some slack, he only just pitched his second game at Fenway. He’s not in LA anymore, we are not a bunch of laid-back dudes that surf all day and hang in the Hollywood Hills by night…..we are up-tight, slightly stressed-out and extremely passionate Bostonians (and New Englanders).
Happy 50th Birthday to my friend Terry Francona (4/22), hope you had a good one Tito.
After Pap finished the Twins at 7-3, we officially have a 7-game winning streak going !!
On the way into Fenway, I ran into John Tomase of the Boston Herald and Comcast Sports Tonight – at the time, he thought the game was going to be postponed because the forecast was grim, but I am glad we all lucked-out. I did not want to have to pay another $30 to park again Thursday !! And my drive down is not so short either. Once again, the gods have shined their glorious light down on Fenway Park. (Hope I spelled your name right John)
April 9, 2009 In a pre-game ceremony at Fenway Park in Boston, the 2008 AL MVP Dustin Pedroia – Boston Red Sox 2nd Baseman will receive 2 Trophies.
2008 Gold Glove Trophy
2008 Silver Slugger Trophy
Also, Dwight Evans will throw the first pitch at today’s 1:35 pm afternoon game.
Boston Red Sox Matsuzaka (RHP) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Garza (RHP)
Fenway Park for being chosen to host the 2010 NHL Outdoor Game on January 1st.
Boston Bruins vs. ? ? ? ?
and big congrats to RHP Josh Beckett (Red Sox) for being horored at Children’s Hospital in Boston for his generous gift of $100,000. to their Cancer Treatment Center, a new JOSH BECKETT TREATMENT ROOM has been dedicated in his honor.
May the Sox be with you all.