Just a note that last night I finally got to a Sox game this season - and what a game it was! Sox came back from a 4-1 defecit, finally going ahead on a Damon 3-run double offf Scott Shields (who I have
) and won 7-4!
Really special moment: Orlando Cabrerra making his return to Fenway Park. When he came to the plate for the first time, the park went freaking NUTS! One of the biggest ovations I've ever witnessed for an opposing player during a game. Cabrerra was visably moved. Actually had to step out of the box and tip his cap (helmet). He also gestured to the Sox dugout with a chest thump over his heart. Somewhat ironically, he grounded out to ss Edgar Renteria.
He got a big hand every time he came up, even when he pounded a double high off the wall in the middle innings.
Add to the Cabrera drama a thrilling comeback, a beautiful night, and great seats (which I paid too much for), and it was pretty wonderful.
Fenway's such a unique place, I recommend you guys get up to Boston some time and take in a game. It's really terrific, even if the team isn't your cup of tea.