Thursday, June 11, 2009

Playing With Balls

I really enjoyed sports growing up and I have played a lot of them. I have also attended a lot of them over the years. I think without playing sports I would have lost it when I was younger. I don’t really have a clear memory of my first red sox game but I know I went there often as a child as both my parents enjoyed baseball. In their time it was America’s game. Most of games were played during the day and ball players often held second jobs to make ends meet. You could attend a game back in their day fo a couple of dollars and get a good seat for you money too.

Today’s game as I am sure with most major sports around the world are all about the money, with players making millions of dollars a year. Baseball in the states is played by about thirty teams in two leagues the American and National leagues. A winner of the pennant from each league plays in what we call the World Series a 7 game playoff. Boston has recently been the World Series Camp in 2004 and 2007.

But the cost of baseball is transferred to its fans with seats starting at $23.00 dollars to sit in the bleachers to $350.00 dollars to sit along the infield wall. Those player’s salaries also translates into $7.25 beers, $4.50 hotdogs, $4.00 for peanuts and popcorn. It’s a shame what money has done to sports with these athletes taking dugs to improve their performance and to earn even more millions

But still I grew up playing sports and Boston is blessed with some of the best teams in sports right now. Baseball in Boston is played at Fenway Park originally built in 1912 and seats about 35K. It’s small in comparison to many newer parks and has some Unique design features like the Green Monster a 37” high wall preventing balls from going out of the park
I share same season tickets with some friends and these are a few views from my seat

And oh yea we beat the dreaded New York Yankees 6-5 last night

Whose beer is this anyways and my knee

I would like to say hello to some new followers, Mark, a 27 year old from the US and another Massachusetts blogger yea, Almishboii007, he is a 21 year form the UK, Cash, he is 23 year old from the US, Mike from Rays Blog and Mingyu who I couldn’t find a blog for but if you have one please let me know. And I have one new blog to plug today and its Jimi’s Life, Jimi si a 17 year from the US. If you have some time please give them all a look.

I really appreciate all of you who follow and read my thoughts. So i would like to know what events sporting or otherwise do you like to attend.
take care and be safe


  1. Red Sox?

    good thing I'm a Mets fan :P

    Fenway is an awesome park, I would love to catch a game there someday, the new Citi field is nice, but for me nothing will ever top watching my Mets play at Shea, a beloved second rate stadium for my beloved second rate team :)

  2. Sorry to say, I don't understand sports of any kind, follow them, or have any interest beyond my gear fetish, of course.


    But I do think the entire salary thing is utterly ridiculous and pathetic.

  3. @SF well i still have nightmares from 86 so i dont know about second class team and stuff :P Also i did love shea too as iwas born in flushing :D

    Havent been to teh new stadiium yet but imight get down there this year

    take care and be safe


  4. @seth i have noticed some of your interest in sport :P and yes teh salaries are terrible, thanks

  5. Here is the UK it's Association Football (soccer) - and my team of sometime interest since my teens but seldom since, is the Wolves alias Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    They were founder members of the Football League, I think and have just won promotion to the mighty Premiership, so they'll be on Sky every ten minutes!

  6. Hi cvn70, Thanks for the shout out. It's cool that we're both living in Massachusetts. I can't truly say that I'm FROM Massachusetts because I moved here from Syracuse, New York in 2006. When I was younger I cheered for the Yankees, but now my heart beats for the Sox.

    Fenway is the best place to watch a ball game. There's no other park like it. I've been there a handful of times. My first time was when I was 12. My Dad took my younger brother and I to see the Sox battle the Texas Rangers. It was a hot night in August and the seats weren't the greatest because we were seated on the first base side of the park and there was a metal pole obstructing my view. I'll never forget that night.

    Anyway, I'm rambling. Best!

  7. @ Micky, i hope the wolves have a great season , thanks

    @ Mark, I agree about fenway its a em and i have been to at leat 15 other ballparks, glad you are here, thaks