My cousin from Georgia flew up to visit and was treated to Gabriel’s birth. On the following Wednesday (June 20th) , my brother (the newest dad), my cousin, some friends, and I went to Fenway Park to catch a game vs. the Miami Marlins. (It still sounds weird to me.)
Since the game was on a weeknight, I drove straight to the park from work. It was a really hot day and the dashboard in my car read 103 degrees. I was surprised at how short the drive was along Route 20 once I got passed the local city traffic.
I wasn’t sure where I should park. I knew there were some cheaper (relatively) parking lots if you take a left onto Yawkey Way heading away from the park. Much to my surprise, I immediately saw a guy holding up a sign for $30 parking so I took him up on it. It turned out to be a local church located on Peterborough Street. What a great location and much cheaper than the $40 or $50 from nearby lots!
I got there pretty early so I had to wait about a half hour to meet up with the others. We made our way up the RF bleachers to our seats. We ended getting the very LAST row in RF right next to the Dunkin Donuts section. Even though we were as far away as you can be from home plate, they were still pretty decent seats because the park is fairly small.
It was a great game despite the heat and the Red Sox won in a rout 15 – 5. It was a HR derby with Aviles and Middlebroooks hitting into the Green Monster, Ortiz hitting a grand slam down the RF line, and Saltalamacchia’s blast to CF.
Everyone except for me left late in the game when the game was well-in-hand to go eat dinner. I stayed to watch the final inning before returning home. Everyone had a good time and I enjoyed spending extra quality time with my brother and cousin.