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September 9, 2013

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.

Fenway Park

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.

Red Sox Game

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.

Big Papi stepping up to bat... and strike out.

Big Papi stepping up to bat… and strike out.

We were close to the action and spitting distance to the infamous Green Monster.

Green Monster Fenway Park

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.

Green Monster Fenway Park

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.

At Fenway Park

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.

Fenway Park

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!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2013 9:41 am

    I’m going to Boston for the first time next month and was bummed to find out the regular season will be over by the time I get there, so I won’t get to see a game there.

    • September 9, 2013 9:49 am

      Maybe (hopefully!) you’ll have the option to go see a playoff game?! If not, and you’re interested in checking out the park itself, I heard great things about the Fenway tours they do daily. We didn’t have time to fit one in during our visit, but it sounds like a pretty cool activity for any baseball fan. Except for maybe a Yankees fan…

      • September 9, 2013 9:51 am

        I’m sure playoff tickets will be pricey. A tour might be fun. I’m vising my cousin who is a big Sox fan, so I’m sure he’d be interested in going on a tour.

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