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Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Fenway Park

Halloween at Fenway

The day before Halloween, the Red Sox hosted an event that sounded fun.  There would be trick-or-treating around the warning track from 3-6 pm, and then after it got dark they would show Ghostbusters on the Jumbo-Tron.  It was free and costumes were encouraged.  I would have been content to dust off my fake beard from the 2013 playoffs, but my friend had a better idea for baseball-related costumes – the Rockford Peaches from the movie A League of Their Own – and we decided to make them ourselves.  Once we both got the day off from work approved, she found a pattern online, and we spent two late nights into the wee hours of the morning sewing everything.  She even made the manager’s uniform for her husband to wear.

Happy Halloween from the Red Sox.

Happy Halloween from the Red Sox.

We entered at Gate C and went out to the field.  Fenway Park ushers and staffers were there in costumes handing out candy.  We were able to walk around the warning track and into the dugouts.

I know the Red Sox didn't play as deep into the year as they would have liked, but I didn't realize the last game of the season was long enough ago for cobwebs to form. (Of course, if they really wanted to scare us, the would have left the standings up on the Wall.)

I know the Red Sox didn't play as deep into the year as they would have liked, but I didn't realize that Fenway's been dormant long enough for cobwebs to form. (Of course, if they really wanted to scare us, the would have kept the standings posted on the Wall.)

When we got behind home plate, the World Series trophies were on display, and we got to take a picture with them.  (A guy dressed as Market Basket CEO Artie T. Demoulas was taking the pictures for us.)

There's no crying in baseball when you've won three World Series in ten years.

There's no crying in baseball when you've won three World Series in ten years.

While we waited in the trophy line, we joked that the players or owners could have come out in costumes and we wouldn’t even recognize them.  After all, Theo Epstein was able to sneak out of Fenway in a gorilla suit to avoid the media when he resigned from his GM post on Halloween 2005.  In reality, I know that all the players have long since dispersed to their offseason homes in warmer climes.  But as we neared the dugout, I saw one costumed character who looked really familiar, and sure enough it was Sox pitcher Drake Britton.

Apparently Drake Britton decided to dress up as Brock Holt for Halloween.

Apparently Drake Britton decided to dress up as Brock Holt for Halloween.

We got a lot of compliments on our uniforms, and as we got back around to center field we even met another girl – one of the Fenway ambassadors who was handing out candy – with the same costume, so we had to pose for a team photo.

The Rockford Peaches at Fenway Park.

The Rockford Peaches at Fenway Park.

An usher told us these two were a couple of old-timers, but I thought it looked like the way I feel when baseball season is over and I'm waiting for Opening Day.

An usher told us these two were a couple of old-timers, but I thought it looked like me when baseball season is over and I'm waiting for Opening Day.

As we walked around the field, a staffer asked if we were planning on staying for the movie.  When we told her that we were, she gave us passes to sit in the EMC Club to watch, so we went up there when we were done on the field.  It was nice to be able to eat indoors, as it was starting to get chilly out.  We went outside when the movie started and found that the seating area is heated.  There are even power outlets in the front row so we could charge our phones while we watched.

Who ya gonna call? "Ghostbusters" plays on the big screen at Fenway.

Who ya gonna call? "Ghostbusters" plays on the big screen at Fenway.

October 30, 2014 • Posted in: Events • Share on Facebook

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