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Went to our first RedSox game this year - we're 1-0

This was a Red Sox / Yankees game. The ballpark was jumping with lots of Yankees Suck chants, tremendous booing of Jeter and ARod. Over 35,000 people with lots of standing room fans so it was noisy and exciting.

We weren't in our usual seats, having bought this pair in the special ticket sale for seasons ticket holders. These were closer to being behind the plate - still row 10 which for those don't know is still pretty far away since in front of the grandstand seats are the two kinds of box seats. The home plate umpire had what seemed to be a completely unpredictable strike zone and there were some extra walks. What should have been an easy 8th inning for the Sox wasn't because Manny dropped a pretty routine fly ball and then there were several walks to load the bases, but fortunately no-one scored because Embree was brought in to relieve Williamson.

It was a good start to the season. Our next game isn't until May 10 when it will be warmer. It was about 40 degrees and I wore long underwear and didn't complain to rsc once about the cold, not counting my comment about the cold when we walked to the T, and my hypothetical question about if I complained that it was too warm in the T could I subtract 1 from the complaint count which he'd predicted would be about 70.

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I totally forgot that this game was on Fox! ARUGH. It would have been fun to see someone win! I'm glad to hear you had fun. At least for tonight's loss we had the good color guy (we have four color guys who rotate and the good guy isn't on nearly enough for me) - it's the little things these days.

During our tremendously politically intriguing anime we were watching last night, we heard the cheer. "The Sox won!" I told the assembled crowd.

"Was there a game?"

I was surprised she didn't have trouble parking.

So, one down, how many more to go?


Three more for the Fenway neighborhood in this Yankees series - all day games - and then the Sox go on the road.

13 more for us - our seat partners took more games this year + 1 game at the Rockies and 1 game (tickets not yet bought) at San Francisco in June.

And, for you Fenway-dwellers, nine more home games against the Yankees (the abovementioned three this weekend, three in late July, and three in late September).

Don't get me all nostalgic. I can't believe I haven't lived in the Fenway for 8 years now.

We played poorly, but they played more poorly.

Kinda' satisfied about that.

I'll take that every time, if the score comes out in our favor.

One quirk of the seats we were in was that there was a pillar directly between me and where Manny dropped the popup. I saw the ball and Ramirez disappear behind the pillar, and thought "end of inning", and it was the combination of crowd reaction the presence of the runner on first that disabused of this notion.

He has such an attitude. He didn't even look abashed.

OUT OF THE FAMILY.

GODAMMIT, A-ROD BELONGED HERE.

GODAMMIT, A-ROD BELONGED HERE.

No, he belonged in Texas. As my brother put it while all that was going on, "He should keep the pact he made with the devil and stay in Texas."

It was especially pleasing to see him thrown out at third. What were they thinking?

I admit, that out was rather satisfying.
The commentators were saying that A-Rod, being booed the entire day, was trying to prove to the Boston fans exactly how good he was, and overreached. Interesting theory.

Not so, according to what Jerry Remy said today; apparently it was a miscommunication between Torre and (third base coach) Luis Sojo.

The Yankees didn't play particularly well today, either. May this trend continue.

May this trend continue.

or rather, may it resume. tonight would be nice.

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