(By Baxie) Well folks, it’s like this. As some of you know, I was to attend last night’s Red Sox/Yankees game at Fenway Park. Not just attend…I was to enjoy many of the thrilling perks and opulence of watching the game from brother-in-law’s Fenway Park luxury suite. I was promised that I would arrive through a private entrance into park—away from the everyday grandstand ticket carrying riff raff. I was promised an evening of free tickets, free food, free drinks, and an unobstructed view of Cy Young award winner Rick Porcello facing whatever half-rate, no talents are currently on the NY Yankees starting roster. I was all set to go. I was already traveling in an easterly direction on the Mass Pike when suddenly I was informed that the game was being postponed because apparently, some people couldn’t handle a little rain.
So, I quickly got off the pike at the Sturbridge exit and sadly drove back home down the trail of broken dreams. (In other words, route 20 in Brimfield.) There would be no special entrance to the luxury suite. There would be no free tickets. There would be no Fenway Franks. Those were all replaced by a long ride home on a very sad stretch of a lonesome state highway.
Now you might say, “But Baxie, they rescheduled that game for Sunday July 16th. They’ll play a double header that day. Maybe you can enjoy your free tickets then.”
To which I would say, “Yeah, nice try.”
First, it’s all the way in July. Secondly, I’m on vacation that week with my kids. That means I’d have to sneak in three more kids into Fenway Park. For me to do that, then I would have to pay for the tickets. And despite the false assumption that I’m rolling around in freshly laid Benjamins, I can assure you that I am not.
So, while the game was postponed until July 16th—they’ll have to play that double header without me. Because while I would love to take my kids to a game—I would also like to be able to eat and pay my bills at the same time. Thanks for nothing, Mother Nature. Sure, a little rain is probably a good thing for the environment. But it’s not a good thing when you’ve got free tickets to sit in a Fenway park Luxury Suite during a Red Sox/Yankees game. But don’t weep for me my friends. I’m sure that at some point, I will find a way to compose myself and get over it. Eventually. Maybe…