Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category
Saturday, October 1, 2016
I’ve been so caught up in magic numbers and scoreboard watching, all to make sure the Red Sox get a chance to win one more Championship for Big Papi before he retires, that it hasn’t hit me until just now that we only have a few more chances to see him in [...]
September 19, 2015
My Day with the World Series Trophy
Today was the Best. Day. Ever.
All summer long I’ve been scanning my season ticket holder card at games and watching for code words on TV to earn rewards points. I used the points to enter a raffle… and won! And it was the best prize [...]
Wherein I Wax Nostalgic over the Fenway Park Sellout Streak
It’s April 10, 2013, and the Red Sox are not playing in front of a full house for the first time in nearly a decade. I’m not at the game tonight, but I will admit I seriously considered it when I saw a tweet at 4:30 [...]
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Earlier this week I heard about an event at Makeovers Salon and Spa in Easton, Mass. People who purchased gift certificates on Saturday evening would have the chance to meet and get an autograph from Jason Varitek, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Jimmy Fund. Easton’s a bit of [...]
Friday, February 26, 2010
After losing a day of my vacation thanks to a nasty storm, I was able to fly down to southwest Florida this morning. It was snowing when we took off, but it was nothing compared to the monsoon of the previous day. By the time I arrived, it was too late to [...]
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Well, it’s official – my first rainout of the year! I was supposed to fly to Florida tonight, but due to heavy rain, wind, and fog, my flight was cancelled. I’ve been re-booked and will try again tomorrow, but that means I won’t be there in time to see tomorrow’s workout.
I know [...]
November 18, 2009
It’s been over a month since the last Red Sox game, and baseball withdrawal is really starting to set in for me. So when a couple of my co-workers wanted to go out for dinner and my boss suggested Big Papi’s Grille in Framingham, I of course piped in with, “We should go [...]
October 14, 2009
An epilogue of sorts
The first few days after our season came to its premature and inglorious end, I moped around, alternating between shock and denial. I wore black to work all week, and my co-workers were sympathetic and equally despondent.
Then on Wednesday, it was time for that other annual rite – booking my [...]