Game One: Red Sox @ Detroit April 5th
Home Opener: Tampa Rays @ Boston April 13th
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION GAME: NY Yankees @ Boston April 20th
* * Some Interleague Play: Phillies (road) May 18-20
Nationals (home) June 8-10
Marlins (home) June 19-21 (now Miami Marlins)**
Braves (home) June 22-24
– fenway fruitgirl 2011 “BEHIND THE NET”
Mid-way through a slow-climbing season of baseball for the Boston Red Sox….appeared a gift
to my 2007 World Champion (2008 American League Divisional Winners) – matching-up against the National League is a GREAT way to rack-up a boat load of wins before going back to the almost mondane schedule of playing against their usual American League (East) counterparts. I love Interleague play, it allows me to see a real mix of teams playing eachother….a delightful change in baseball.
The Red Sox just completed a 9-game homestand of Interleague play, emerging extremely victorious at a 8 of 9 games won. Now the boys are about to embark on a 6 game road trip out west for the remainder of their 1st phase of Interleague play. Gone now are the Phillies, the Diamondbacks, and the Dodgers……on come the games vs. the Rockies and the Giants !!
The Red Sox crept quietly up the standings ladder as Tampa free-fell(only winning 3 out of their last 9 games), and the Yankees stumbled. The Yankees have yet to face the Diamondbacks and Dodgers in the coming 6 games(on the road), and the Rays will face the Padres and Diamondbacks(at home). So,unfortunately…I do expect the road ahead to get easier for the Rays – making the competition for the top spots in the AL East to get even tighter.
With very few games ahead to be played at Fenway Park in July (only 9)…so the boys – both young and old need to play hard and stay focused on the road. Godspeed boys, the hopes of a nation are behind you.
– fenway fruitgirl “BEHIND THE NET” 2010
The 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Philles are arriving in Boston,and are beginning a three game series with the Boston Red Sox Friday June 11th at 7:05.
Sunday March 22, 2009 Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies 1:05pm
Another sunny warm day in Florida. I’m nursing a mean sunburn from Friday’s game. Got to the park early today and had breakfast watching the morning warmups. Then I took a ballpark tour. John Henry’s suite is nice and all, but I would rather watch a game down in the dugout where I can actually see it. Up in a bird’s nest way up high, you may as well watch it on tv. By the way, he has lots of them up there in his suite. I sat in Jerry Remy’s chair to catch a similar view, then went over to the press room where I met Alex Speier (I hope I spelled that right). He told me Beckett was pitching, and I almost kissed him!! So then I went down to tour the dugouts and field and practice fields, and I literally ran into Brian Daubach in full Camo baseball gear. He was in town with his team from Nashua NH and some celebs to play a 7-inning game with the Sox for charity. I peeked in to see the catchers warming-up (Varitek,Brown and Kottaras) but the mean old guys in security wouldn’t let me stay long. On the way out of there, I passed Wakefield, Lester (who is very tan and has a new goatee), Papelbon and Buchholz going in to practice and play. Not being allowed to tour the locker room, I sadly walked over to my dugout seats and watched BP for both teams. I briefly met Chris Carter and Dusty Brown (BIG blue eyes) while watching Youkilis swing. By the way, Youk did great – no pain.
The Sox were great. Josh pitched and Tek caught…..what more could anyone ask for on a warm Sunday afternoon? The Red Sox wore their Home Whites in the game, they will only do that one more time against the Twins on Saturday March 28th. I was a bit disappointed that Shane Victorino did not play for the Phillies. At games end, we won 3 to 0.
The 2007 World Champions shut out the 2008 World Champions !!
I really have to give a shout out to the Phillies fans, they were a really classy bunch.
Another attendance record broken, another sellout !! John Henry must be very pleased.
Enjoy the photos. And a big hello to Sean McAdam.