Sunday, November 24, 2013

Special Day

It's not often that you get to do something you love (attending your teams' games in person) and share that experience with someone you love, someone who's grown up so fast and has made her dad very proud of who she's become, someone who still as an adult likes to spend time with her dad.

So I got to do this yesterday by taking my daughter to her very first live Bruin game for her birthday.  I'm not going to talk much about the game, other than to say the Bruins won in OT on a great pass from Jarome Iginla to David Krejci, who took his time until Cam Ward had finally committed and put the biscuit in the basket.  Cam Ward, who usually stands on his head against the Bruins, did so again on Saturday, being in large part the reason this game went into overtime instead of being an absolute Bruin drubbing (and a little of the old Bruin penchant for not being able to finish great opportunities.)  The game could have easily been 9-2 in favor of the home team.

I will share one anecdote:  I had decided when I purchased these tickets that it was her first game and her birthday, and so I wanted good seats for the money.  My memory is always horrible, so when I go to games, I'm always looking back at my ticket stub to remind myself firstly which section, then what row and what seat.  Somehow in getting to our seats I had section 305 in my head.  So when we sat down 9 rows up in the balcony but on the corner, I was kinda confused...did I somehow select seats other than those I thought I was buying, did the system screw up and give me different seats?  Oh well, we're here and let's make the best of it.  Ten minutes before puck drop the rightful owners of those seats showed up and when I went to pull mine out of my wallet to prove I was in the right place, imagine my surprise to be reminded my ticket said section 301...duh, center ice.  Sheesh, I'm getting old but my daughter got a great chuckle at her dad's expense.  She also bought dad a beer!

Enjoy these pics.

TDGarden, which sits above North Station, the 90th Bruin season log and a piece of the new cable stay bridge over the Charles River in the background

Orr to Sanderson to Orr!

My darling daughter with proud dad in his Don Sweeney sweater

Faceoff from our seats

PS  I find this stuff kinda minor league but it made me laugh.  On the jumbotron when the Bruins score a goal, they've started showing famous dances.  On the first Bruin goal it was John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever" and on the second goal it was a montage of Bill Cosby dances from "The Cosby Show."


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Brent said...

Way to go!

Michael said...

Sounds like a good time. The jumbotron stuff is everywhere now. It's part of the 'entertainment' of the game.

I've sat almost everywhere in that building, except for a suite. It's a pretty nice place.

Zebster said...

Yes, it's nice but it ain't the old Gahden.