Rivalry Weekend: Yankees @ Red Sox, July 6th-8th, 2012
The summer heat was bearing down on Fenway in early July as the rival Yankees came to town. On Friday, fans gazed skyward as the US Navy’s Leap Frogs parachuted onto the field. Saturday, Destinations fans awoke early to enjoy the VIP experience, Green Monster access and a breakfast buffet. Red Sox reliever Scott Atchison was kind enough to hang out with our fans and sign autographs, take photos and answer some questions. THANK YOU to Scott Atchison and Red Sox Nation’s finest for making our events a success!
The double header resulted in a long day of baseball, and an even longer one for Red Sox starting pitching. Beckett gave up 8 hits in 5 innings of work on Friday and Franklin Morales lasted only 3 ½ in the Saturday matinee game. We are finding it a difficult task to pitch to the Bombers who at the time had an MLB best record of 51-31 and best run total of 130. The bright spot for the Old Town Team came shortly before the “Pedro…Pedro” chants were heard in the 7th inning of the Saturday night game. It’s not the 2004 version, but Pedro Ciriaco, fresh from Pawtucket who had the best game of his short MLB career going 4-5 with 5 RBIs and some stellar work at short stop. The Red Sox have some catching up to do and will hopefully cut some distance this weekend as we travel to Yankee Stadium for a 3 game set on the Rivalry Road Trip!