The Rivalry Road Trip: Red Sox @ Yankees, July 27th-29th, 2012
The rivalry renews as the Red Sox headed to New York for the first time in the season. Destinations fans knew the boys needed some support in this key AL East match up and were eager to sign up for the bus trip to NYC! The trip included a free VIP Tour and breakfast at Fenway before heading out on a chartered bus down to the Bronx. The group got unparalleled access to Fenway with time in the dugout, press box and even the Red Sox Clubhouse! Also included were gift bags for each person and subway passes for the entire weekend. The bus dropped off right at Yankee Stadium for the Friday night game. With Ichiro’s first game as a Yankee, there was certainly some buzz around the series. Unlucky for us, the buzz carried over to an exceptional Phil Hughes 7-inning performance and a Curtis Granderson grand slam in the 8th, leading to a 10-3 Sox loss.
Friday was just a memory as Saturday got started with a VIP Tour of Yankee Stadium that lead in to a private luncheon with Ryan Sweeney! Ryan signed autographs, took photos and answered questions from the loyal Sox fans. There was no way rain was stopping Saturday’s game. After a slight delay, the afternoon (turned night) game saw Jon Lester get his 1,000th strikeout and Pedro Ciriaco slam a go-ahead triple in the 9th. The Red Sox came away with the 8-6 win, a big boost to the team morale.
Destinations fans headed back to Fenway on Sunday afternoon, but a few fans stayed to watch that evening’s game as the new “Yankee Nemesis” Pedro walked off in the 10th! See below for the Red Sox Tweet about our trip and more pictures from the Rivalry Roadtrip!