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May 27, 2006

Another Great Night at Fenway Park

Got out to our first 2006-season visit to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play the Devil Rays on Friday night. We've taken the kids a few times, but this time left them with friends (good friends, the kind who are willing to hang out at your house until almost midnight). It was raining when we left, and as the game started a slight drizzle, but as the night went on it turned to a fog which was almost gone when the game ended.

It was a great game, including a three-run, bases-clearing double by David Ortiz to take the lead and a home run from Mike Lowell. It's hard to beat the energy in Fenway Park during those kinds of moments.

In the 8th inning Heidi and I went down to the seats right near the bull pen to see Jonathan Papelbon, the young Red Sox closer and crowd favorite, warming up. This season he's got 18 saves with a current ERA of .035, that's remarkable.

Fenway Park is always such a treat, the crowd is quite energizing and players on a pretty good scoring streak. I guarantee it's not our last trip to Fenway this season.

Posted by mike at May 27, 2006 4:45 PM