Sunday, May 22, 2005

Another nice day at Fenway today, and a much better result for the Sox. They won 5-2 over Atlanta, taking 2 out of 3 from the Braves. Matt Clement pitched an outstanding game, going the whole nine innings and pretty much shutting down the Braves, except for a rocky 4th inning, when the Braves scored their only runs. Manny Ramirez was the offensive star, going 3-for-5 with a two run homer that really put the game on ice. Hopefully this is the beginning of Manny breaking out of his slump, as Manny entered the game hitting .229. Today's performance increased his batting average to .242.

I went to the game with J., my father-in-law and my brother-in-law. We had a great time. J. is at the age where he is really into following the game. I'm teaching him to score the game, and he is actually enthusiastic about doing it. Two exciting things that happened: we found another stand with a World Series ring, and he got to try it on. He got a big grin on his face, which was pretty cool. He also got his face flashed up on the JumboTron between innings, and we all got a big kick out of that. We had great seats, just to the third base side of home plate, although we were in the next-to-last row of the grandstand. I can't complain, though. We had a great view of the field and no poles were blocking the field. Not as plush as the .406 Club, but I felt a lot more like I was part of the game.


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