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HAPPY HOLIDAYS RED SOX NATION!!!

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Happy Holidays Red Sox Fans!!!

As new Head Coach John Farrell said to Wally earlier this month, “Things are looking brighter already”. With Christmas looming and 2013 on the horizon, we can’t wait to get going on the 2013 season! What makes a better Christmas present than a trip to Ft. Myers to watch your Red Sox in sunny South Florida? Four awesome weekends are being offered this year including a new “Sox Saver” weekend, for those specific Sox fans on a budget. Leave the depressing winter behind and head down to catch some cosmic rays and beautiful days in the Sunshine State. Seriously, what are you waiting for? Here is the link.

SPRING TRAINING TRAVEL DETAILS

Below are some photos of last year’s Spring Training action!

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For those regular season road warriors out there, this season is highlighted by some awesome interleague action out west. The boys are headed to San Francisco and Los Angeles in August to take on the revamped Dodgers and the defending World Champion Giants! Now the real question is: which ballpark gets more overrun by Red Sox Nation? I am going to give the slight edge to San Fran (less traffic), but in LA we have bus transport to and from Dodger Stadium! On top of those trips, we have several great matchups against our new-look AL East foes away and at home. See a Yankees or Toronto series at Fenway, take a bus trip with other fans to NYC or head down to Camden Yards in July! All will promise to be unforgettable weekends!

Click the link below for our full list of Regular Season trips:

REGULAR SEASON TRAVEL DETAILS

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HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Email us at travel@fenwaysportsgroup.com or call us at (617) 226-6400 with any questions!

-RED SOX DESTINATIONS

 

Yankees @ Red Sox, September 11th-13th, 2012

The Bronx Bombers came to town in early September for the last rivalry series between these AL East foes at Fenway. Red Sox fans came from all over the world for the series and to enjoy the beautiful September weather in Boston. Even though the AL East lead was slipping away from us, we still had the chance to play spoiler against those dreaded Yankees. The Tuesday game showed promise as Lester gave up 2 and stuck out 5 in 5 solid innings. Pedroia went 3 for 4 and Ellsbury 4 for 5 in a walk off win for the Home Town Team! The luck ran out for the games on Wednesday and Thursday. Granderson’s 2 home runs took game 2 and the Sox were shut out in game 3 by 7 strong innings from Phil Hughes. Nevertheless, fans got to experience Fenway at its best with the VIP tour, photos with the World Series trophies and rings and a meet and greet with Salty! The weather at Fenway was perfect, the atmosphere electric and everyone had a blast!

See below for pictures from an awesome September trip in Beantown!

NESN Booth

Inside the Green Monster!

Salty!

World Series Trophies!

 

Twins @ Red Sox, August 3rd-5th, 2012

Minnesota came to Fenway in August for their only visit in 2012 and brought some strong pitching to the mound on Thursday and Friday. The Red Sox made it interesting on Saturday taking it to extras with help from Carl Crawford (who was a triple away from the cylce), only to fall short on Jamey Carroll’s 4th hit of the ball game in the 10th inning. The Old Town Team avoided the sweep with a 6-4 win on sunday thanks to some clutch hitting from A-Gon and a solid outing from Franklin Morales. Red Sox Destinations fans enjoyed the action from great seats on the Pavilion level and some unparalleled access to Americ’a Most Beloved Ballpark. They went inside the Green Monster, in the Royal Rooter’s Club, press box and had a lunch reception in the EMC club with Mike Aviles! Mike took pictures, signed autographs and simply was an electric presence in the room. All of our fans enjoyed the great accomodations at the Marriott Copley, the amazing August weather and a great weekend of baseball in Boston!

See below for some photos from a fantastic summer weekend in New England!

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!

Boston Red Sox ‏@RedSox

#RedSoxDestinations on the way to the Bronx for big 3-game series w/ the Yanks. Where will you be watching? http://twitpic.com/acddrx

Ryan Sweeney stopped by!

Blue Jays @ Red Sox: July 20th-22nd, 2012

In baseball, timing is everything. Timing like getting that key hit with runners’ in scoring position or waiting to hit that clutch home run until the bottom of the 9th. Timing (and luck) were on our side as a red hot Cody Ross was able to make an appearance at the Red Sox Destinations luncheon on July 21st. Cody was fresh off a 2 home run game on 7/18 followed by a walk-off bomb into the Monster seats the next day. Ross took pictures, signed autographs and described what it was like getting mobbed at home plate after a dramatic game winning homer. “It felt like a bunch of piranhas jumped on me and started attacking me,” said Ross in the post-game interview and to our fans in the EMC Club. In addition to the luncheon and great tickets in PR18, our fans got an excellent VIP tour that included the Nations Archive, Green Monster, rare access to the NESN booth and more. The Blue Jays proved too much in the mid-July series, but Red Sox fans enjoyed some great baseball at Fenway nonetheless!

See below for pictures from an excellent weekend of baseball in Bean Town!

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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!

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The West Coast Swing: Seattle, June 28th – July 1st, 2012

Some people mention Seattle and think of the rain, Pike Place Market and Starbucks coffee, but we think of beautiful SafeCo Field and the fearful pitching of the Seattle Mariners. Red Sox Destinations fans got to experience some great baseball in Seattle, with 2 out of 4 games going into extra innings. Ok, so we split the series, but it was some exciting baseball nonetheless. King Felix proved too much for the Sox lineup on Thursday and fanned 13 in the Mariners 1-0 victory. Red Sox fans witnessed Aaron Cook throw an 81-pitch complete game 2-hitter on Friday! The Sox dropped the ball (literally) on Saturday with a play at the plate where Salty couldn’t hang on to the ball in the eleventh. And then in Sunday’s win, Pedey homered for the tying run and we’re (fairly) sure it was the motivation he got from meeting those dedicated Red Sox fans on the road! Dustin signed autographs, took photos and answered some questions from some of Red Sox Nation’s best. In addition to the luncheon, fans enjoyed a VIP tour of SafeCo field, exclusive game tickets behind the Red Sox dugout for 2 games and accommodations at the Seattle Courtyard/Pioneer Square, right in the heart of the Emerald City.

Check out some photos below from a great weekend of baseball in the Pacific Northwest!

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Braves @ Red Sox, June 22nd-24th, 2012

The Braves are certainly familiar with Fenway Park. Well, maybe not these players, but the organization is at least (and Chipper). The Atlanta Braves (formerly Boston Braves, Boston Beaneaters, Boston Red Stockings, etc) played in Boston from 1871-1952. The Braves actually played the 1914 World Series at Fenway Park as the home team (The South End Grounds were too small). Red Sox Destinations fans came to Fenway in June of 2012 to see a great, historic interleague match up and hopefully see the original home team get some much needed wins. Red Sox fans got great access to Fenway with the VIP tour, Pavilion seats and pre-game batting practice access.  Lowest ERA on the team Felix Doubront visited Destinations fans in the EMC club and signed autographs, took photos and answered questions from fans.  The weather held up just enough for us to get all the games in and create a fantastic weekend for all of our guests.

See below for some great pictures from the most played interleague match up in the history of baseball!

Historic Matchup: Red Sox @ Cubs, June 15th-17th, 2012

In a rematch of the 1918 World Series and the least played matchup in the history of baseball, the Red Sox headed to the corner of Clark and Addison for a few interleague games. That address, none other than the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field; the scene, over 270 Red Sox Destinations fans pour into Chicago for the highly anticipated matchup of the Red Sox and Cubs. Arguably the most unique and definitely the largest trip to date, fans had 2 options to choose from. Option A included a VIP tour of Wrigley, a luncheon with a current player (Salty came by and provided some great commentary), gift bags per person and a great time on a roof top for Friday’s day game! Beyond the Ivy provided an amazing view and great amenities at their locations just beyond the left field bleachers. Our Option B folks enjoyed a great tour of the park, tickets to Friday’s game, gift bags and roof top access for Saturday’s rare night game. They were joined by none other than Rico Petrocelli and Luis Tiant! Our Red Sox Legends arrived a few hours before game time and signed autographs for everyone up there. From touching the famous ivy, to the great roof top views, to meeting Salty or Rico and Luis, Destinations fans were treated to an unforgettable experience. Not to mention, accommodations at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile were perfect for seeing everything the White City has to offer.

Next up, the Braves come to town. Until then, check out some pictures from the Windy City below.

Found a ball in the Ivy!

 

 

 

Fenway’s 100th Anniversary Weekend: Yankees @ Red Sox, April 20th-22nd, 2012

Emotions were high and the nostalgia was prevalent during the pre-game ceremonies on April 20th, 2012. Like a scene from Field of Dreams (without the corn stalks and Costner), over 200 Red Sox Legends walked out of the center field wall one at a time. Names like Martinez, Pesky, Fisk and Garciaparra appeared to seemingly endless cheers from the crowd. The ceremony concluded with a World Record Breaking Toast to Fenway (Welch’s juice provided) and a flyover by an F-16 and a WWII-era P-51 Mustang.  Red Sox Destinations fans came from 25 states and 4 countries for Fenway’s 100th Anniversary Weekend and had an absolute blast. In addition to all the events in the package (great tickets, hotel, VIP Tour of Fenway and pictures with the World Series trophies and rings), we had a pre-game reception featuring starting shortstop Mike Aviles!  See below for Mike’s Tweet about our fans following the reception and more pictures from Fenway’s Birthday Weekend!

Mike Aviles @Themikeaviles

“Just did some pics and autographs for red sox destinations…I had a blast being around great fans #RedSoxDestinations

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