August 24, 2012

Waiting On Fenway

As any die-hard Red Sox fan knows, it's not been very easy rooting for the home team lately. But that didn't stop us from taking in a game the other night. After all, Fenway is celebrating 100 years, and what better way to spend a summer evening than sitting under the stars eating a hot dog and cheering them on regardless of their record and their current situation. So that's what we did.

My youngest daughter's favorite player was traded not too long ago. It was bittersweet for her to attend the game without being able to watch him play. But, it was good to see Dustin Pedroia steal base, hustle down the line, score a run, and play like he still loves baseball.

We missed the tribute to Johnny Pesky, but Red Sox legends Dwight Evans, Fred Lynn, and Jim Rice were on hand to celebrate the 100 year anniversary.

We were also fortunate enough to take part in the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. Between the two nights, they raised more than 3 million dollars for the cause. I don't think there was a dry eye in the park when they heard the National Anthem or watched the tribute to cancer patients up on the big screen.