Tagged: Opening Day



Snowbanks outside can be measured with yardsticks, not rulers. The days are short and blustery and the nights are long and frigid……but deep-down in our hearts and memories is the bright green of springtime and the countdown to our national pastime’s most-awaited time:

                                      ” OPENING  DAY “

TRUCK DAY.jpgWhile the cold Boston wind is howling through my green plywood fortress, January fades and Truck Day (2/8/11) approaches. I anxiously await my cell to start beeping, vibrating & ringing throughout the day with updates and watching the boys in their red unis stretching, jogging, throwing and hitting by the Florida palms. But the most eagerly awaited of all February milestones remains the official utterance of the most precious words ever expressed on a sporting field (or press box):

                                        ” PLAY   BALL “

Sox March 22.jpgGametimes have been added to the Red Sox game schedule as of today. And I do NOT want to see empty seats in 2011…..got that RSN !!!!!!  The guys need your support, they want to look up into the stands to hear and see the fans from all 6 New England states (& all over RSN) go nuts. The players will bring their game, and reminiscent of when the SSWW (Sox Suits With Wallets) went out and spent the Big Bucks to beef-up pitching with Matsuzaka, they again polished-off their wallets in December to bring us a killer team that should rule the 2011 postseason. And as an added bonus, it looks like a “Bridge Year” for Tampa and NY.

*Most 2011 Regular Season Home Games will be on sale Saturday January 29th.*
(excluding Opening Series, Cubs games & Yankees games & certain seating areas)
– fenway fruitgirl 2011   “BEHIND THE NET”

Opening Day 2009



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On a clear brisk April afternoon, Boston’s boys of summer did not dissappoint in their first regular season face-off with the evil slimy (Devil) Rays of Tampa. Just looking at the closeups of the mean puss of Maddon’s staring-down into the Boston Dugout made me want to take those Drew Carey glasses and shove them down his throat. It appears that Haverhill’s own Carlos Pena got nowhere with Beckett’s rocket-powered fastballs. Longoria appeared to almost cry in one camera shot in the 6th inning. It’s called “Getting Spanked” and that is what Philadelphia did to you last fall….remember ?

Sorry, but there is no love lost here for the Rays. Coming within a win from going to a second consecutive World Series, then losing from injuries and exhaustion to an inferior team will do that to ya.

Back to the game, Pedroia appropriately scored the first run in the first inning-showing the fans that the MVP is in the house. Jason Varitek’s homerun shut those vulture media know-nothings up for the afternoon. Bay and Youk and Lowell did great…..Ortiz got on base too.

So much for “Big Game” Sheilds pulling the wool over our eyes……huh ? 

For my boys in Red, I am proud of you for what you did last year, and am happy to see you back here – where you belong. When you are working together as a team, it’s LIGHTS-OUT no contest. Keep the momentum going, you have our prayers and our adoration as your loyal fans. 

Josh, you never let me down…….Tek you are my hero.

God Bless The Red Sox.  And May The Sox Be With You All.

– fruitgirl