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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Red Sox Spring Training

While on vacation, we managed to catch a Red Sox Spring Training game in Fort Myers, Florida.  It was my first professional baseball game, and I was quite excited.  I enjoy baseball ALMOST as much as I enjoy basketball. 

The Red Sox do their Spring Training at JetBlue Park, a brand new facility they just opened this year in Fort Myers.  I loved the park because it wasn't as big as places like Fenway and Yakee Stadium.  You can feel much more a part of the game in the smaller facility.  We had seats in the 10 row behind first base, so we had a great view of everything.

It was fun to cheer with the crowd, sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Sweet Caroline" during the 7th Inning Stretch.  That's something you don't see when you're watching from your living room at home.  But guess what?  At the park you don't see the close ups and the replays; you don't get to sit in your recliner and munch cheap snacks!  (Bottled water was selling for $3.25 a bottle; I shudder to think how much they'd want for a hot dog or a beer!)

I thought I'd share a few of the photos I took while there!











It was only the team's third game in the park.  We got to see them beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4!


EVA

8 comments:

Sue said...

Spring training is fun. We went when my son was living in Tucson.

=)

Brian Miller said...

that is awesome....we used to got to so many games when we lived in tampa...i love baseball...

River said...

You probably remember that I'm not a fan of any kind of sports, but I'm glad you had fun watching the Red Sox.
When I was in grade 7, a girl in my class was a great singer and would often entertain us at the teacher's request if we managed to get through our lesson quickly. One of the songs she did best was Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

ipenka said...

Looks like awesome weather to catch a game!

Laurie Kolp said...

Reminds me of college... fun!

Reeni said...

Go Yankees! Heehee. I hate the Red Sox with all my heart but this does look like fun!

Terri Sonoda said...

LOVE the pictures, especially that last one. You all look so happy! Every time I go to Atlanta in summer, my Dad drags me to a Braves game. I hate it, and only go because it's my Dad....OH yea, and he buys me a beer for each hand. That gets me through. LOL
In other news, I'm an avid Denver Broncos fan and I'm sooooo glad we got Peyton! woooot!

Leah @ Leahmariev said...

Sounds exciting! I can't believe it was your first game! Good pictures too! Thanks for stopping by my blog!