Hey all! So, Fenway West was lucky enough to get an invite to the Dunkin Donuts Perks Most Valuable Tour with Dustin Pedroia. Matt lives all the way in California, so he awesomely offered the opportunity to attend and blog about the event to me. Thanks Matt! I have a whole story...I will share it soon. But first...here is a quick photo post of the event.
I arrived at Fenway at 10am after battling some pretty hairy traffic. I actually ran from my car to the meet up spot with Jayne, who was my Fenway date.
First thing we did....was head to the BATTING CAGES!!!!!
See. Actual batting cages. The sign is proof!
Here is my batting stance. Trying to look all bad ass.
Here is my trying to reach down and get a low pitch. I don't believe I was successful! LOL. In fact, I hit 3 balls...fouled them off. It was not the best hitting, but well...as I stated to the group, I haven't played baseball since 3rd grade. But...you only live once and if you get the chance to bat in the Fenway batting cages...you take that chance!
Here is Jayne batting. She hit all 10 balls thrown to her. She is a rock star.
Next we took a tour of Fenway Park.
Green Monster. Me. Awesome. Sauce.
Me. Going INTO the Green Monster. I was SO psyched to hear we could go inside. I've always dreamed of walking around in there. DREAM COME TRUE!!!!
Inside the Monster. I could have taken a million different pictures. I wish I had hours to just read everything. A cute little kid asked where the bathroom was that Manny used. I had to break it to him that there is in fact...no bathroom in the Monster. LOL.
Numbers inside the Monster. Pretty gosh darn cool. I don't care how hot or cold it gets in there...I would SO do that job for free.
On the way back to the stands...Jayne and I sneaked away to the dugout and took a quick pic. I couldn't help myself. I wanted to go inside the dugout, but I wanted to not get kicked out more.
Here is my shoe....covered in the clay from the field. Swoons.
Next...we went up on top of the Monster. I've never been up there before....so...I was a happy camper. I'll see a game from there....SOMEDAY.
Last part of the tour was going through the Press Box. Here is where Don Orsillo lives...and Jerry...and Eck...and Dave....and sometimes someone who I want to be my BFF...Sean Casey.
Here is a pic of the Press Box. I was sitting in front of a spot reserved for the Boston Globe.
Pic of the dugout from the press box.
And oh yeah....Dustin Pedroia was coming to do a Q&A and fan Meet & Greet. Did I forget that??
Dustin arrives. Shelley is happy.
Dustin answering fan questions while looking adorable. (Trust me...I'll have more on this later.)
Dustin laughing. Continuing to look adorable.
Jayne asking her question...and part two was, "Can I have a hug." Dustin of course said yes!
It's a little dark....but it is a pic of Dustin waiting to get his pic taken with someone.
and......the last pic is the picture of Dustin and Shelley. Oh yeah and the World Series Trophies. I touched both the trophies and Dustin. Swoons.
Some people were standing next to the trophies...maybe to even out the pic. Not me, I came up and said, "I'm standing on this side...so I can touch you." Pedey smiled and said, "Come on over." Took the pic. I shook his hand...told him I was a NYer, but loyal Sox fan...and was on my way.
Great day. GREAT GREAT DAY.
Next entry...will be more words...less photos of this GREAT DAY!!!
Once again...thanks Matt for the opportunity!!!