When planning our trip to Boston over Labor Day Weekend, the one thing I knew off the bat was that I HAD to go to a Red Sox game.
This Sox fan had never been to a game at Fenway Park before. What could be better than cheering on my team in this iconic ballpark, I wondered? Well, it turns out that cheering on the Sox in a winning game would have been better, but let’s not dwell on that.
Unwilling to break the bank with our tickets, we bought some of the cheapest seats in the park for $30 in the Left Field Grandstand. We were both shocked when we arrived at just how awesome these cheap seats were.
We were close to the action and spitting distance to the infamous Green Monster.
Our cheap seats were so fabulous because Fenway, being an older ballpark, is a lot smaller than most of the parks where I’ve watched baseball games. I seriously don’t think there’s a bad seat in the house. There was no comparison to the seats I’ve had at Rockies games, where you practically need binoculars to see what’s going on.
The stadium was packed and the crowd was totally into it. I had a great time cheering on the Sox
and booing the wayward Orioles fans.
Eventually we decided to wander around a little bit and grab a bite to eat. We even ducked out to check out the view from the bleacher seats where we’d considered buying tickets. It was a cool perspective but I was thrilled to be sitting where we were.
Upon returning to our seats, we discovered one flaw: we were sitting in a “family section” and I was asked to finish my beer elsewhere. The shame! But seriously… section 30 is a no-booze zone… word to the wise!
It was a low scoring game and the Orioles led for most of it, but the Sox kept it pretty close. We were surprised at how many fans got up to leave at the start of the 9th inning. Figuring it was our gain, we made our way down to some even more awesome seats to watch the end of the game.
The Red Sox ended up losing 3-2. Leave it to me to catch one of the few losses this division-leading team has had lately! The mood was pretty sober at the end of the game, but I can only imagine how much fun it would have been if they’d won. Win or lose, we had a blast at the game and I’m so glad to have finally been to Fenway!