Is it blasphemy as a lifelong Yankee fan to say you enjoyed yourself at Fenway Park and was sort of happy when they defeated the Tigers to advance to the World Series??
If so, sobeit…There I said, it………….
New stadiums have become so antiseptic these days, big fancy seats, luxurious club section with all the shrimp you can eat. Not Fenway, real lifelong fans jammed in with a shoehorn. Hey if you want luxury, buy a 60inch flat scream and some reclining leather seats and watch the game in your living room. Heck you’ll be saving enough money on tickets and parking, you can even overnight a lobster shipment from Maine.
But if you want that experience of electricity that euphoric moment you’ll remember your entire life then hopefully you were in Fenway Park at 11:30pm on Saturday night when Shane Victorino lifted a ball into the New England night and perched itself a couple of rows into the monstah seats in left field. That’s the sound and feeling you don’t get in most ballparks anymore. As Shane leaped around the bases, I was enjoying the moment; also it didn’t suck being right in the middle of the jubilation. Fenway has the best postseason set-up for photographers. The auxiliary photo spots they create in October are priceless; your maybe 50 Ft from home plate, these seats would do real well on Stubhub.
They closed out the series shutting the Tigers down the rest of the way. I entered the Fenway locker room for the first time. I normally don’t like the Champagne antics I’ve damaged a camera body or two in past celebrations. I found myself enjoying this one. The Red Sox have some real characters and coming out of Spring Training really weren’t supposed to do much this year. It’s nice to see a team come together and enjoy that moment few get the chance to!!!!
Onto the World Series, I usually hope for an epic game 7 with the best team standing, unfortunately Halloween falls on game 7 and I would like to be home for my son’s first real trick or treating experience. So let’s say a solid 6 games series.