The first thing we did upon arriving was to find the new Yaz (Carl Yastrzemski) statue and take a few photos.
|Yaz and yours truly|
We had a very good time, as you can imagine; but it was a very strange game to watch, probably more so in person from center field, where it was very difficult to tell whether the strike zone was large, how good the pitches were that were making the Sox not swing at fastballs but swing at off- speed stuff off the plate; and it was pretty darn cold.
I can't remember another game of any kind where one team, between 15 strikeouts and 7 walks, only put the ball in play 5 times. Maybe stranger still was the fact that they still had a chance to tie the game in the 9th. John Lester nearly matched Anibal Sanchez' performance, only giving up one run as a result of a couple of walks and a bloop single. So even though the Sox were no-hit through 8 1/3 innings, after a Daniel Nava base hit and a stolen base, they had the tieing run on.
Now last night's game, that was an awesome turnaround and it would've been beyond words to have been at that game instead, where the Sox came from 4 runs down to tie it on another David Ortiz clutch grand slam and a Jarrod Saltalamachia RBI single to win it (in case you somehow hadn't heard what happened late in game 2)
Back to our game, I have to give the Sox fans much credit, they didn't boo (though yours truly was a vocal about the number of fastballs the Sox watched go by) and not a soul left until the last out was tallied.
|World Series plaques|
|From our seats in center and the Boston Strong logo|