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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!
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 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!
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!
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.”
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