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