Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Opening Day

Spring has finally arrived in Boston, as the warm weather and the Red Sox returned on the same day.  My head cold is all but gone, and my favorite time of the year has begun.  I've been wicked busy of late, but my view from the 29th floor these days makes it bearable.


Yes, today is opening day at Fenway Park as the Sox host the Blue Jays.  Off to a 5-1 start, this is the best start they have had in years.  The excitement was palpable this morning as I left for work and there was already a line of cars on Boylston Street entering the Fenway -- pre-game traffic for an opener that wasn't due to start for another six hours.


I wonder if I will be able to score some tickets before the end of the season.  This is my third full season in this town, and I am still yet to attend a game.  Given how close to the park I now live, there is really no excuse.


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11 Comments:

Blogger Midwestern Progressive said...

This is my third full season in this town, and I am still yet to attend a game.

Wow - I'm guessing that this can be largely attributed to student financial issues. Now that you're out in the working world, you should try to get to Fenway.

My dad told me once that Fenway was the most sacred ground in baseball, and the best place he ever saw a baseball game. And this was from a lifelong Cubs fan who spent many afternoons in Wrigley Field.

Some day, I intend to visit Fenway myself.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Bostonian Exile said...

Wow - I'm guessing that this can be largely attributed to student financial issues. Now that you're out in the working world, you should try to get to Fenway.

You could drop "student" from that sentence and still be correct. The "cheap" bleacher seats are $23 this year -- the admission here is the most expensive in the majors (again).

Of course, you could also then replace "financial" with "availability" and still be right. Most of this season is already sold out; I've tried ordering pairs of tickets for some games later this season with no luck, even if I were inclined to spring for the midrange $45 seats (it's tempting, actually).

From what I am to understand, the best bet is usually to either have a connection (I have one I might try and work this August when the Tigers are in town) or to buy the tickets below face value from desperate scalpers about five minutes after the first pitch.

But, hey, if you're ever in town and want to try and get into a game, look me up!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Baseball makes me snooze...yawn.

Hockey! Now that's my kind of sport. The Red Wings are in first place overall and it looks like they may win the President's Trophy (fingers crossed). They will definitely be in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

What about Boston or Chicago? Sorry, gentleman, but they aren't even contenders. :-)

6:51 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Oops...darn typos. "Gentlemen" is correct.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Midwestern Progressive said...

Does Chicago have a professional hockey franchise?

Inquiring minds want to know!

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Cardinal Martini said...

"Spring has finally arrived in Boston, as the warm weather and the Red Sox returned on the same day."

The laundry man returned your socks? He's only open when it's warm? And did they get mixed in with a red t-shirt or something?

3:46 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Midwestern, Chicago has the Blackhawks, but I wouldn't call them professional!

8:23 AM  
Blogger His Honor the Mayor said...

The hockey strike ended?

8:43 AM  
Blogger Bostonian Exile said...

Kathy,

I haven't forgotten my roots completely. I never laid any claim to those abysmal Bruins.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Bostonian Exile said...

CardMart,

I'll pretend that you were never deliberately obtuse. :)

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Go Sox. I should put you in touch with my friend Michael Exile. He's a pro at finding tickets and knows how to work the scalpers.

And in other good news, I hear my other team, the Mets (yes I said Mets) are at 4-0 for the season.

I love baseball time...

10:53 AM  

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