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Boston vs. Baltimore Orioles: July 8-10, 2011

The Fourth of July Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular marks the height of the baseball season in Boston! Red Sox Destinations guest cameto Boston the following weekend to catch classic AL East matchup against the Baltimore Orioles. Staying in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, Destinations guests had easy access to all sorts of Boston’s attractions and were just a short walk from the beloved Fenway Park!

Aside from enjoying  a couple nights of summer baseball, Sox fans were able to witness part of a four game seep of the O’s. And if that wasn’t enough, Destinations fans also participated in an all-access VIP day at Fenway Park. Guests were able to walk the warning track, explore inside the Green Monter, check out the press box, and even spend time with the Red Sox’ Jed Lowrie! During the pre-game festivities at Fenway, Jed stopped by to visit the group and signed autographs, posed for photos and participated in a Q&A session. Check out a few of the photos from what turned out to be a perfect weekend!

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Red Sox Destinations Kicked Off the 2011 Season with a Home Opener Series against the Yankees!

Red Sox DestiNATIONs fans were excited to participate in the 2011 Home Opener Series against the New York Yankees! Celebrating the 99th Anniversary of Fenway Park, the group was able to witness the always highly anticipated Opening Day. Destinations fans witnessed the Sox beat the Yankees, and win the series 2-1. The group was especially happy to see their Sox snap the 0-6 season start!

Aside from the games, the Destinations group also gained VIP access to the hallowed Fenway Park; they even got the chance to go inside the Green Monster! Other Destinations’ perks included access inside the press box, meeting Jed Lowrie, taking photos with the 2004 & 2007 World Series trophies and rings and even watching the Red Sox take batting practice from field box seats! Check out a few of the photos from the weekend’s exciting events! You can also learn more about the programby visiting www.redsox.com/redsoxdestinations

Boston October 1st – 3rd

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
inside Fenway!

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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
pictures below.

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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.

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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.

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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!

New York August 6th – 8th

The Destinations team descended upon New York this past weekend as the Sox took on their rival New York Yankees. The Red Sox Destinations travelers were prepared to withstand the ridiculing and patronization from Yankees fans as the group ventured into the Bronx to the newly constructed Yankee Stadium. The crew stayed at the exceptionally comfortable and conveniently located (Mid Manhattan) New York Marriott East Side.

 
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 The start of the four game series featured Sox’ Buchholtz against Yanks’ Vazquez in a Friday night showdown. Red Sox’ bats provided six runs during the game as David Ortiz and newcomer, Ryan Kalish, both homered. Buchholz had a strong outing as he went 7.1 innings giving up nine hits and three runs. The Red Sox took game one of the series, and Destinations travelers were able to enjoy a quiet ride home on the Subway, as Yankees’ fans swallowed the loss.

The Destinations crew set out Saturday morning for their tour and reception at Yankee Stadium. The weather was excellent and travelers were in good spirits after the prior evening’s victory.  The group was escorted onto the field and into the Yankees’ dugout to soak up the views only seen by major league players.

 
 
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 Yankees’ Monument Park, a historic Yankees’ area transplanted from the old Yankee Stadium, was next on the list.  The center field park holds monuments to past players and has the retired Yankees numbers. 

 
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The group was next led to the Stadium Club where lunch and drinks awaited. The group got the chance to try on the 2004 and 2007 Red Sox’ World Series rings!

 
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Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie joined the group to sign autographs, pose for pictures and field questions from the group!

 
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Lowrie Photo 3.jpgLowrie was enthusiastic to answer questions from the group. Destinations
 travelers asked Jed about his personal experiences in the league, the Red Sox/ Yankees rivalry, and other specific questions about competing at the major league level. Destinations travelers enjoyed a relaxing reception and got the chance to visit with other Red Sox’ fans and explore the new Yankee Stadium.



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Saturday’s early evening game featured Boston’s John Lackey against New York’s CC Sabathia. The Red Sox jumped out to an early lead but couldn’t stay ahead as the Yankees posted five runs against Lackey over his six innings of work. Sabathia pitched eight strong innings; he held the Sox scoreless after their initial two runs in the second inning. Boston lost the game with a final score 5-2.


Lowrie Photo 2.jpgWith the series tied 1-1, Boston looked to Beckett to take on the Yankees’ Dustin Moseley on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Destinations travelers were hopeful to finish their weekend on a high note but the Yankees jumped out to an early lead in the second inning and held the lead for the game’s entirety.  Moseley allowed the Red Sox just two runs as he went 6.1 innings. The Yankees powered past the Red Sox with 12 hits in total, providing seven runs, enough to win the game and take a 2-1 lead on the series.

 
dugout 3.jpgUnfortunately, Destinations travelers weren’t around to witness the series tying victory on the fourth game of the series. However, the crew braved the sometimes harsh, Yankees Stadium atmosphere to support the Sox throughout the weekend. The chance to see the much talked about, new Yankee Stadium, along with the opportunities of watching great baseball, meeting a Red Sox player and sharing the experience with other Red Sox fans is something not soon to be forgotten.

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