Gossamer Tapestry

Reflections on conservation, butterflies, and ecology in the nation's heartland

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Take Me Out

Woohoo, I got to go to Fenway last night. The Red Sox were even playing the Yankees. It was a chilly evening (fortunately I was dressed appropriately), but the cold didn't prevent me from enjoying a Sports Bar early in the game.

Youk during the pre-game warmup.
I include this picture especially for Jimbo.

The beginning and end of the game were exciting (the middle dragged a bit). Most of the scoring was done by the fourth inning.

Mike Lowell moments before hitting a solo homer in the third inning.

The ending was very exciting. The lead at one point had been 6-3. Back to back Yankee homers in the seventh narrowed the lead to 6-5. Jonathon Papelbon closed the game for victory with a very exciting ninth inning. Final score: Boston wins 6-5.

Top of the ninth. Papelbon takes the mound to bring us home.

Just in: The Sox sweep the Yankees by winning tonight's game 4-3. Chilmark Girl was at this one.



At 05:47, Blogger cedrorum said...

Very cool. Reminds me of going with my little brother, from the Big Brother program in Los Angeles, and seeing the Angels and Dodgers play at their respective stadiums. Baseball is so much more live than it is on TV. We have a minor league team near us that I'm looking forward to taking the 8 and 6 year old to here soon.

At 14:30, Blogger Jim Lemire said...

Man am I jealous. It was fun to watch on TV, but there's nothing like being at Fenway - especially for a Yankees game that the Sox win. I'm sure the place was insane when Papelbon came in in the ninth - rocking away to "Shipping up to Boston"

At 20:28, Blogger Dave Coulter said...

Cool. And nice that the Sox won!

At 19:10, Blogger Homer said...

Why do I dislike baseball players? They are always hitting Homers.

At 22:58, Blogger Ur-spo said...

how odd not to see bugs or buterflies, but baseball.

Do you know how to keep score at a game?

At 01:57, Blogger Kathiesbirds said...

Doug, Gus says you are his new best friend!


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