GREAT SEATS, TERRIBLE GAME

Not everything always pans out as you hope or plan.

I had the privilege of winning the ticket lottery at the beginning of 2019 and being able to buy seats right behind home plate to a Yankees/Sox game at Fenway - a lifelong dream for many Red Sox AND Yankees fans.

The seat in question was Section 40, Row A1, Seat 5 found just to the right of home plate, about one breath away from the field. At a face value of $655 I could only afford to buy one ticket so opted to go solo.

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With a game start right at the end of the day I opted to take the Green line into Kenmore and walk the rest of the way. At this point in the season the chances of the Sox even making it into the wild card were slim, so I found myself among a sea of hungry Yankees fans. I debated selling this ticket for quite a while - turning down offers that would have netted me around a 200% profit.

The game started in normal fashion, except David Ortiz, fresh out of the hospital threw out the first pitch to a standing ovation from all fans, red and blue.

Mine if the biggest benefits of having club seats is the food service. You have full access to a large menu and never have to leave your seat to order. You also have TVs in front of the seat so you can see plays from a different advantage if you wish.

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The game proceeded as normal and the Sox began to get thrashed. Due to how bad they played, (ended up being blanked 5-0) I am not going to focus on that aspect as much.

What I would love to talk about and focus on is what it is like to be that close. You feel the ball hit the bat every time, you hear every word the Ump says, and if you decide to holler at the players - you know they hear you. It was certainly and outing I will never forget - and the pictures I took sitting so close are better than anything else I could ever say. Enjoy:

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Cheers from seat 5! See you next year Fenway!

And for the love of F$&@$& GOD please re-sign Betts. Give him whatever he wants. We can’t lose him.

-RMA