As an early Father’s Day present, Jonathan hooked me up with BoSox tickets for their interleague series against our hometown Atlanta Braves at nearby Turner Field. Yes, I’m a Braves fan, but I’m a bigger Red Sox fan, and jumped at the chance to let Sam see them play. This was Sam’s third MLB game, the first at six weeks, and then again last Fall. As in the past, he was a bit overwhelmed by the crowd noise and the sheer number of people, but soon began to enjoy himself. The BoSox won, of course, pushing Atlanta further into a downward spin they have been in lately, this being their 16th loss in 19 games, and their worst record since 1990. In better news, this win – along with the Yankees loss today – put the Red Sox into a tie for first in the AL-East. Woohoo. Photo gallery is here.
Well, Sports Illustrated made the right choice this year, bestowing their time-honored tradition of selecting the outstanding sportsman, men or women title on the Boston Red Sox and their fans. And, in a first, SI.com hosted a year-long poll to select a Player of the Year, none other than Curt ‘Stigmata’ Schilling. I approve, despite Schilling’s shilling for ‘W’ right after the big win. You can’t be perfect, I guess.
Look at what’s happening inside Fenway Park! After 86 years, we take the pennant – and the entire outfield is stripped down to dirt. I, for one, would like to own a patch of that grass! Anyway, this work is all part of the park expansions announced earlier this year. Click the image to see an up-to-date view of the activity at America’s best ball park.
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