Red Sox Road Trip
Sunday, January 18, 2009 – Pheasant Lane Mall, Nashua, NH
This weekend the Sox were doing a Red Sox Road Trip, where they brought the 2004 and 2007 World Series trophies to malls around New England and distributed vouchers for this week’s ticket pre-sale. My friend and I headed to the Nashua, NH, stop on Sunday afternoon. It’s about an hour’s drive for me, and we got a bunch of snow on Saturday night, so I allowed extra time for travel. The highways were actually somewhat clear by the time I left in the afternoon, and we ended up getting there very early, before they were even set up.
When the line formed, there were about 10 people in front of us, so we had no trouble getting the ticket vouchers (good for 2 tickets each). They also had stickers, posters, and the chance to enter a drawing for a VIP Opening Day package. The 2007 World Series trophy was available for pictures. So was Wally, but luckily he was 10 minutes late, so we were able to get our pictures taken without him. (I can’t stand Wally; the very idea that the Red Sox need a mascot still makes no sense to me. Leave that for the teams that can’t sell tickets any other way. The Sox sell out every night and have fans who are willing to drive 50 miles in a snowstorm just for the chance to buy 2 tickets… and it’s certainly not to see Wally! I just believe that in Boston, it’s supposed to be all about the baseball, not the gimmicks.)
Here are a couple of pictures I took:
A nice front view of the trophy. I like how the flash makes the word “CHAMPIONS” that’s engraved on the base reflect on the table in front of it. (Just ignore the tubby green guy in the background.)
Cool top view of the trophy, taken from the second floor.
The trophy-viewing line at Pheasant Lane Mall. For more on the Road Trip stops in Warwick, RI, and Waterford, CT, see Jere’s pictures at A Red Sox Fan From Pinstripe Territory.