Friday, July 20, 2007

Game #1: Sox win! Sox win!

.... and we're off.

Game #1 started with style. After falling behind 3-1 early on, and getting the crowd restless on the heels of their 3-game losing streak, the (Red) Sox turned it on, producing both a triple and a home run with the bases loaded late in the game. The crowd went home happy, and the tour began with a flourish.

Meanwhile, for Mark's benefit, here's my promised picture of the signature Fenway food. Sure, it's actually sold outside the park, but the classic Fenway Italian sausage with peppers and onions is a traditional park of the Fenway experience.

Great fun. Off to NY tomorrow!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mother Nature

It's T-minus one day before this 30-ballpark tour really kicks off, and I'm already getting worried about the weather.

One of the problems with trying to plan out a two-month journey around 30 team schedules and a whole lot of driving is that it doesn't leave much room for rain-delay-induced buffer. And, while the Red Sox and White Sox did in the end get a game in tonight, this picture on the right gives a bit of a sense as to the weather situation in Boston today.

The forecast says the rain'll be done by 1 PM tomorrow (Friday the 20th). I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ottawa - Getting ready to leave

Since I'm in Ottawa for a few days before starting my trip, I figured I'd post a picture proving I wasn't in London anymore. This is what I came up with:

hmmm.... let's try that again:

That's better