Monday, August 13, 2007

I was so worked up about Gagne last night, I didn't post about the Futures at Fenway doubleheader we took in on Saturday. This is the second year they have held this doubleheader. We missed last year because we were on vacation in Vermont. This season featured the Lowell Spinners against the Hudson Valley Renegades, followed by the Portland Sea Dogs against the Harrisburg Senators in the nightcap.

The first game was great. 21-year-old Jose Capellan, who isn't going to be in the NY-Penn League for long, pitched six innings, only giving up one run. The Spinners trailed for most of the game, but came up with a run in the 8th and a walkoff double by Jorge Jimenez to win the game by a score of 2-1.

We left around 4:00 (the doubleheader started at noon), since we had plans to meet my folks before they headed back to Florida (and I think most of the family was ready to go after four hours in any event), so we only caught the first inning of the second game, but the fans who hung around were treated to another walkoff win as the Seadogs beat Harrisburg 12-11.

The whole experience was a lot of fun. We were able to get loge box seats in section 16 for a fraction of what we would have paid for the same seat at a Red Sox game. Even parking was cut-rate; we only paid $10 to park at the Ipswich St. garage. The kids enjoyed sitting in good seats and it was fun to watch the minor leaguers play at Fenway. I even caught up with a couple of my childhood friends, who were both at the game with their families. It's always nice to see those guys.


At 11:17 PM, Blogger Bismo said...

Okay, I can't resist... was Capellan a Te'er, like Aka'ar?


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