As the Red Sox train this off-season, the Red Sox Destinations team prepares for the arrival of 2011 Spring Training. Hundreds of Destinations travelers will descend upon sunny Ft. Myers to watch the Red Sox embark on their upcoming season. Red Sox fans have had amazing experiences on past Spring Training trips and the Destinations team is excited for many more memories this year. Be sure to check out our website www.redsox.com/springdestinations to see how you can build your own trip. Don’t be left out in the cold this winter, book your Spring Training vacation today!
The Red Sox finished their 2010 season with a weekend series
at Fenway Park against the rival New York Yankees. Red Sox Destinations
travelers were in town to catch the Fall Baseball action. Fans stayed in the
middle of Boston at the Boston
Marriott Copley Place. The Friday
forecast brought rain and Red Sox fans waited hours until officials finally
deemed the weather conditions too poor to play baseball for the evening.
Red Sox Destinations headed to Fenway on Saturday to begin
their weekend of VIP Red Sox activities. The weather was beautiful and fans
were in high spirits despite the previous nights’ rainout. Travelers were brought into the Green Monster
to begin their VIP tour. If you look
closely you can see autographs on the walls from past Legends who have played
Other stops on the tour included on checking out the view
from the top of the Monster and inside the Press Box! Check out a couple
Next, fans enjoyed their buffet lunch in the EMC Club took
part in a pre-game reception. The 2004
& 2007 World Series Rings were shown to travelers who were able to try them
on a take photos.
Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie joined the group to take
photos, sign autographs and meet with fans! Jed shared stories about growing up
in Oregon, playing baseball at Stanford, and his experiences in the Major Leagues.
You can see Jed wearing his Cardinal hat in the photo below; Jed played
baseball there for three years before being drafted to the MLB. Fans were able
to ask Jed all sorts of questions and gave everyone insight on what it’s like
to be a professional baseball player.
Because of the rainout on Friday, Red Sox Destinations fans
were able to watch three Red Sox games in less than twenty-four hours. Saturday’s
game starting at 4:10pm was taken into extra innings as both teams were tied at
five run a piece. The Red Sox lost game
one unfortunately but Red Sox Destinations fans stuck around for the second
half of the double header. After a quick turnaround, the Sox started a late
night game at 9:00pm. Red Sox Destinations fans had more to cheer about in game
two as the Sox pulled off a win with a walk off hit from Eric Patterson. Sleepy
Destinations travelers made the short trek back to the Copley Marriott to rest
up for their last game of the Sunday afternoon game. Sunday proved to be
another day of great weather. Red Sox fans weren’t disappointed as the Sox beat
the Yankees 8-4 to finish off the season with a win. Red Sox Destinations fans were able to see
the Red Sox finish their season, all while getting the great experience of gaining
VIP access to historic Fenway Park and meeting a Red Sox player!