Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Love that dirty water

Well I love that dirty water...
Boston, you're my home!

-- "Dirty Water" - Dropkick Murphys 

Finally made my way to Fenway to watch the Red Sox play. They're not having the best season...so I had no real expectations other than a night out at Fenway!

The first few innings were a bit sleepy. Buchholz was pitching well, but mainly balls and strikes and not too many exciting plays.

Then, in the 6th, Baltimore scored... and then the Sox woke up and their bats came alive! Mookie singled a run in, Pedroia drove in 2 more runs, and then Big Papi came up to bat. A 428 foot home run right into the bleachers scoring t more runs and the stadium was suddenly alive!

The Sox held on (they're known to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory) and in the top of the 9th Koji came in and 1-2-3 the game was over!

When the Sox win - "Dirty Water" is the anthem played - the entire stadium cheering and singing "Well, I love that dirty water....Boston you're my home" - best way to end a game at Fenway: a Sox win and some Dropkick Murphys.

The season may be less than ideal for the Sox, but let's face it...you have to love the Red Sox!


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20 thoughts on the matter:

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Glad you got to enjoy yourself. The only fond memory I have of baseball is a neighbor (when I was a child) who always had the Red Sox games on really loud as he worked in his strawberry patch and vegetable garden. Words like "top of the ninth" rang through the neighborhood. No one seemed to mind.

Bekah said... {Reply}

GREAT pictures!! I have another friend out in Boston who loves the Sox, and I've always enjoyed seeing his pictures. How fun to see yours now too!!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

They won the other night cause their greatest fan - who now lives in GA - was in town for the game. Brought 7 of his best fan friends with him - my hubby incluede - and, well...he brings the mojo too! I LOVE THAT SONG! And mostly love it played at Fenway! Don't know if you know, but my son is one of the managers at McGreevy's - bar on Boyleston. One of the DKM's is part owner...so he has some pretty regular contact with the band. I've yet to meet any, but hopefully one of these days! Love your pics - esp Papi on home plate!

Jackie Mc Guinness said... {Reply}

We went to Boston a few years ago just to go to Fenway!!

Kim said... {Reply}

Cool! I hadn't heard the song before. I haven't been to a baseball game in years!

Rebecca said... {Reply}

So glad they pulled it out for you!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

That sounds like a fun night. I would love to go to Fenway for a game some day!

Patrick weseman said... {Reply}

Beautiful pics of Fenway and the game. Love it. I need to go there. The green monster of envy is in me.

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Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

You capture the game so perfectly - geesh I have not been to one in so long. Miss it!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said... {Reply}

Because I am old, I had to Google the original version of the song by The Standells to 1) recognize the music and 2) understand the lyrics. I get it now. Great Sox song!
:) m & jb who, living between washington and baltimore, are divided in our loyalties and usually just root for the Mets.

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

My dad was a sportswriter for the Herald American and also had a radio talk show called Clif and Claf back in the 70s. This was way before cable TV so when he was home we listened to every game that wasn't televised on the radio. I love to hear the Sox playing in the backround of whatever I am doing

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said... {Reply}

Here I am ...completely ignorant with no idea about the rules or the teams or whatever! Sorry! But I like the action filled pictures and the obvious excitement of the audience.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said... {Reply}

Delicious pictures, I like to see a good game, here in Spain there is hardly Baseball!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Great picture Tamar :)

carolina rico said... {Reply}

Taht´s the spirit!!!! Loved those pictures... and the memories they bring me of Boston!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

nice! I love the lighting of the pictures and I'm glad you got to go to a winning game!

carol l mckenna said... {Reply}

Love the Red Sox ~ Great post and pics ~ Glad you are not a 'fair weather' fan !

Happy Week to you,
Happy July 4th to USA
artmusedog and carol

Tom said... {Reply}

Man I feel old, another one that I need to check out. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

I've never been to a baseball game, but I'm definitely getting a taste of it through your posts!

barbara said... {Reply}

i would love to see a baseball play next time i'll come to USA!! it's something truly "american" for me... here in italy is all about football!