My first baseball game – Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays. Was very lucky to have scored the tickets to watch Boston’s fave home-team play at Fenway Park along with the Man’s colleagues and 2 of his friends.
With absolutely no clue on what to expect from baseball, I went on Twitter and asked for HELP. Thankfully, Crystal from Expat Bostanians replied within minutes and gave me a crash course on what I needed to know on baseball. I planned to save the messages so that I could share them with you guys but I can’t find them on my tweet-feed anymore… gah!!! So relying on poor memory, here goes:
Fenway Park is America’s most beloved ballpark. This year marks it’s 100th year anniversary.
My fave Red Sox player has gotta be David Ortiz – nicknamed Big Papi. This guy sure commands presence when he goes on the field and the crowd sure cheer him on! I was also really psyched to see Papi in action when he scored a few of the home-runs for the Red Sox. Another player which I enjoyed watching is Kevin Youkilis.
And just like in the movies, you could easily purchase your snacks (ie: popcorn, lemonade, coke, hot dogs, candy floss) from these guys. I’m particularly impressed with this guy selling peanuts! If you want a packet of peanuts, all you have to do is to signal at him and he will hurl a pack right at you.
I haven’t seen him miss while throwing those pack of nuts. I honestly think, with my limited baseball knowledge, he has a shot on the field. Hehe
And on the 7th inning, the crowds stand up and belt to the tunes of Sweet Caroline. It was fun to join in the song thanks to the tip that Crystal had given earlier in the day.
In the end, the Red Sox won!!! The Man says that this being our first baseball game, we had been lucky to have caught such a high-scoring game and to witness a couple of home-runs during the game itself.
So my very first baseball game experience was really an eye-opening one. I hope to learn more about the game… but first, a friend recommended that I catch Moneyball (staring Brad Pitt) to understand a little more about the sport. So that’s what I will be doing soon.