Results tagged ‘ Jarrod Saltalamacchia ’

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!

 

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!

 

 

 

Home Opener at Fenway: Rays @ Red Sox, April 13th-15th, 2012

Red Sox Nation descended upon Boston for the 2012 Home Opener at Fenway Park. Yes, it was Friday the 13th and no, there were no whispers of bad luck as the Sox showed promise and gave the Fenway Faithful a 12-2 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays. Red Sox Destinations fans were treated on Saturday to a VIP tour of Fenway, tickets to 2 games, hotel accommodations, Sox gift bags and a pre-game luncheon with Jarrod Saltalamacchia! The luncheon included a buffet, an autograph session, photo op and Q & A with Salty. His homer to center in Game 2 of the series was in their honor (well, we’d like to think so at least).

A flyover from F-16s, the American Flag drop over the Green Monster and clear April skies augmented a historic Opening Day as the Red Sox are celebrating 100 years of “Boston’s Summer Home”! One fan got the package for her son’s birthday and wrote, “It was by far the best trip ever. Each time we thought it couldn’t get any better, like walking into the green monster, they came up with something even more amazing.  He loved waking into Don & Jerry’s booth and having his picture taken with a player, and the World Series rings!  It was honestly an unforgettable weekend, and my son is still thanking me for the best birthday ever.”

Check out some pictures below and book your Red Sox Destinations package here.

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Boston vs. New York Yankees: Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, 2011

Red Sox fans from around the World flocked to Fenway for a late-August series in Boston, as the Yankees made their final 2011 regular season visit to Beantown. Red Sox Destinations fans enjoyed VIP access for the series; great tickets to two games, hotel accommodations in downtown Boston, gift bags, VIP Fenway Park tour, and the special opportunity to meet with Red Sox catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia! They even got a peak at the 2004 & 2007 World Series Rings and Trophies!

One fan described his experience as “A not-to-be missed experience for true Red Sox fans.  I now feel like part of the great history of Fenway Park and this ball club.” Another fan said “I was unaware of the impact that the feel of the game being watched in Fenway would cause.  This has been an experience that will follow me the rest of my life ”

Check out a few of the pictures below to see what what you can experience on a Red Sox Desitnations trip of your own!

Seattle: August 12-14, 2011

Red Sox fans hit the West Coast to follow their team as they took on the Mariners in a beautiful August weekend in Seattle. The trip was full of spectacular weather, baseball actions and VIP access. Red Sox Destinations arranged convenient hotel accommodations in downtown Seattle, exceptional seats for the ball games, VIP access to Safeco Field as well as the special opportunity to meet with Red Sox starting catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia! Check out a couple of the pictures below!

Boston vs. Seattle Mariners: July22-24, 2011

Boston welcomed the Mariners into town for a weekend AL match-up. While staying in the city, Red Sox Destinations guests  were able to cheer their team on for  a dominating 3-game series sweep.  And along with hotel accommodations, game tickets,and gift bags, Destinations guests  also received the opportunity to spend time on the field, go inside the Green Monster, see the press box,  and meet Red Sox catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia! All part of an all-access VIP experience at Fenway Park! Salty participated in a Q&A, posed for photos, and signed autographs as a part of the pre-game festivities. Check out the photos below from the exciting weekend!

Toronto: June 10-12, 2011

Red Sox Destinations headed north of the border in June for a match-up against the  Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox came off a sweep of the Yankees in New York and looked to continue their momentum through their road trip.Red Sox Destinations provided a group of Red Sox fans with the ultimate road trip experience to Toronto. The group sat in great infield level seats for two games and had accommodations at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown, which is located inside the Blue Jays stadium! Aside from the games, Destinations fans also took a private tour of the Rogers Centre and had a VIP reception where they got to meet Jarrod Saltalamacchia! Jarrod  signed autographs, posed for photos and fielded questions from the group. Fans were excited to hear Jarrod’s stories about being in the major leagues and about his role as the Red Sox starting catcher. Check out a few of the photos below.

Red Sox Destinations fans were delighted to witness the Red Sox sweep the Blue Jays that series. The team scored an overwhelming number of runs during the weekend, which provided plenty of opportunity for fans to support their Sox on the road!