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A Championship Welcome

Friday, February 28, 2014 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Twins 8, Red Sox 2
On Friday the Red Sox took on their cross-town rivals, the Minnesota Twins, at JetBlue Park in the opening game of the Grapefruit League schedule.  We got to the park at 11:00, but instead of going right in, we went around back to [...]

Happy New Year

Thursday, February 27, 2014 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Thursday brought the first baseball games of the new season, when the Red Sox took on Northeastern University and Boston College in a doubleheader.  We know from past years that by the time the gates open two hours before the game, the Red Sox have already finished [...]

Pedro!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Spring Training Workout
Wednesday was the last day for workouts before Spring Training exhibition games begin.  We again arrived as the complex was opening and the players were heading out to the field.  According to the schedule, batting practice for the major league players would take place inside [...]

Turn the Page

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Spring Training Workout
Tuesday was the sixth day of full-squad workouts, and the schedule we were given when we entered the complex showed that it would be a slightly different format from the other days.  It looked like the pitchers were being given a day off from throwing, [...]

Happy Campers

Monday, February 24, 2014 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Spring Training Workout
My second day in The Fort brought me back to JetBlue Park for another day of Red Sox workouts.  There were a lot more fans than there had been on Sunday, as a new group of vacationers had flown down over the weekend.  But that [...]

The Boys Are Back

Sunday, February 23, 2014 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Spring Training Workouts
It was a welcome respite from winter just to step into a land of warmth and humidity.  The past two months have been colder and snowier than usual in New England, and just two weekends after standing outside Fenway Park in 18° weather bundled up in [...]

Next Stop: Fenway

Saturday, March 2, 2013 – Hammond Stadium, Ft. Myers
Red Sox 2, Twins 1
Saturday was my last day in southwest Florida, and it seemed the weather was trying to get me ready for my next game, which will be Opening Day at Fenway Park.  Despite being an afternoon game, it was only 57°, plus it was [...]

In Like a Lion

Friday, March 1, 2013 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Red Sox 5, Pirates 2
On the first day of March, the Red Sox were back home in Ft. Myers for a game against the Pirates.  It would have been a nice day for an afternoon game, but a cold front had come through, meaning that my normal [...]

Sometimes It All Works Out

Thursday, February 28, 2013 – JetBlue Park, Ft. Myers
Spring Training Workouts
On Thursday, the Red Sox had a game against the Pirates in Bradenton, up beyond Sarasota.  Since we had already traveled to Sarasota for a night game the day before, we chose to not make this trip and to drop by JetBlue Park instead.  Even [...]

Trip to Sarasota

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota
Orioles 5, Red Sox 3
Wednesday brought the first night game of the spring, and a road trip to Sarasota.  We took advantage of the sunny day by driving up early and spending the afternoon at the beach on Siesta Key, a long beach with powdery white sand [...]

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