Boston July 30th – August 1st
The Destinations crew was home at Fenway Park for a late July series against the Detroit Tigers. The group was staying at both the Marriott Copley Place, centrally located in Downtown Boston, as well as the Hotel Commonwealth, located right at Fenway! The mid-summer baseball action was an exciting experience for Destinations travelers as many ventured to Fenway for their first time while other travelers were returning after years from their last visit.
Friday night’s game was a late innings thriller as the Red Sox had only scored one run until the ninth inning; they were losing to the Tigers 6-1 headed into their last at bat. Tigers’ pitching had kept the Sox offense quiet until a ninth inning rally nearly brought the hometown team back into the game. David Ortiz’ grand slam didn’t provide enough offense to tie the score as the Sox fell to the Tigers 6-5.
Saturday was a brighter day as Destinations travelers headed towards the historic Fenway Park for their VIP events! Fenway Park expert tour guides led fans directly onto the warning track and where the group had gained access inside the world famous, and extremely exclusive, Green Monster! Check out a few pictures below.
Next, the group headed on top of the Green Monster to see a unique view from the hottest seats in baseball! Tour guides led fans into the Red Sox press box. The group got to see behind the scenes spots of Fenway while being hearing the famed history of the park and the Red Sox baseball club.
The group then headed to the EMC Club, the premium restaurant at Fenway, where food and drink awaited. The 2004 and 2007 World Series rings were brought out and fans were able to take pictures wearing them.
Red Sox young reliever, Daniel Bard joined the group to pose for pictures, sign autographs and field questions from the Destinations travelers. Daniel was eager to meet the Destinations fans and happy to answer questions from the group. Travelers asked Daniel about his experiences in the major leagues, being on the Red Sox and playing in Boston. Check out a few of the pictures below.
After the event, Destinations travelers stuck around Fenway to catch a Saturday night matchup and hoped for a different ending than the night prior. The Tigers got off to an early lead and stayed ahead for almost the entire game. More ninth inning heroics by David Ortiz were needed as the DH powered a bases clearing double for a walk-off win! “Dirty Water” was played throughout Fenway as Sox fans rejoiced and Destinations travelers headed back to their hotels in a great mood!
Destinations travelers were hopeful Sunday that the Sox would pull off a win to take the series. Fans witnessed another close game as the Red Sox beat the Tigers 4-3 with another walk-off hit. Despite Papelbon blowing a three run lead in the ninth, Sox batters rallied to pull off another late inning victory. Destinations travelers witnessed some great baseball on their weekend visit to Boston. The historic setting of Fenway Park only added to the on-field success of the hometown team. Destinations were all pleased to have come to Fenway and each traveler had the experience of a lifetime!
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