A Night at the Ballpark

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.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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8 Responses to A Night at the Ballpark

  1. Carl V. says:

    I can feel your pain, most acutely. Being a Kansas City fan has been nothing but a long bout of pain. They have been losers ever since I moved here in 98. I didn’t bother to go to a game last year and this year I went and of course they surprised no one and lost, lost to the team that was on the bottom of their division. For the second night in a row. Always fun! 😦

    I do love the game experience though. There is something special about sitting in a stadium out in the open air and watching baseball. I’d like to see more wins, of course, but the losses haven’t entirely put me off going. Would love to see a game in Boston some day.

  2. TBM says:

    It is a lot of fun to go to the games. Since I am not originally from Boston I don’t get too heartbroken when they lose. And when the game isn’t that exciting the people watching is great. I hope you make it to Fenway at some point. It’s a fun time and has a lot of history.

  3. Meredith says:

    Is this the sport where they sing “Swing Caroline” at every game?

    • TBM says:

      🙂 You got it. They sing “Sweet Caroline” and “Take me out to the Ballgame” Two songs for the price of one. However, I don’t know if “Sweet Caroline” is played at all ballparks.

  4. deslily says:

    it’s always good when one can enjoy theirself! The last time I enjoyed baseball though was 1955 (I was 11 !) I sooooo love the Brooklyn Dodgers! back then I could even tell you the names of all the players! lol But at least you still get to a game and enjoy it… that’s what matters!

  5. Skye says:

    Thanks for this! I’ve never been to a baseball game, but I’ve been to a football game at UT in Austin. Somehow Fenway and the history behind it are just cooler. lol.

    • TBM says:

      Fenway has some cool history. But Texas and football…they just go together. I would love to catch some college games out there for the atmosphere and fun.

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