Boston is a sports town. And now that summer is officially here the Red Sox season is starting to heat up. Before the baseball season started this year, there was much hope for the Red Sox. Then the season started and the Sox lost. Then they lost the second game. Then lost again. In fact they lost the first six games. People started to wonder. Bostonians were frantic. New York fans rejoiced. What happened to all the hype? Fast forward and now the Sox are in the lead over the Yankees.
Also, last week the Bruins won the Stanley Cup. This town is abuzz. The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism put out this statement: “With its five beloved professional sports teams, the now six-time Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, the seven-time World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, the 17-time NBA World Champion Boston Celtics, and the New England Revolution make Massachusetts the premiere destination for sports fans of all ages.”
There is a lot of hope (and probably pressure) for Boston teams this year.
Last Saturday we had tickets for a day game at Fenway for the Sox vs. Brewers game. However, the game time was moved due to the victory parade for the Bruins. Our game was moved to the evening and I was slightly bummed about it. I love the day games and I had already been to a night game this season. Somehow I was able to overcome this disappointment and still have a great time.
Here are some photos from the game.
The Sox ended up losing this game. It doesn’t bode well when the first two batters of the opposing team hit home runs. That can be hard to overcome. But the excitement of the crowd didn’t diminish. Like I said, this town expects their teams to win during the playoffs. On Sunday, the Sox came out and crushed the Brewers 12-3. I wish they won the game I attended, but I can’t have it all.