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Take Yourself Out to the Ball Game (and maybe bring the family)

Absolutely… spending a day at Fenway Park is one of the best ways to enjoy a day here in the Boston area, but, let’s be honest, it is not always that easy to score tickets that are affordable.  And…if you have young children, you can’t guarantee they’ll care much about the game.  I’ve seen more grumpy moms and dads grudgingly leave the ballpark because their young child was “done.”  OR….you spend a gazillion dollars on ice cream, popcorn, peanuts, cotton candy, big foam fingers, Wallys, inflatable bats, and other souvenirs as tokens of hush money….all to no avail.  3rd inning…out the door.

I’ll never recover from a day a few years ago when I brought Thatcher onto the field with me pre game to take photos of the players warming up.  He was a super cute 4 year old at the time and was wearing a “Pedroia” shirt. We walked past the dugout and Kevin Youkilis started to raz Thatch for not wearing his # instead. Within a minute Thatcher had the attention of Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Josh Beckett.  They were all chatting him up and joking with him and I couldn’t have been happier.  Thatch?….you may ask.  Over the moon?…you may assume. Well, not exactly. After a minute of tolerating the attention, he turned to me and said, “Can we go back to our seats before Finn eats all the popcorn?”  Alrightly then.  Bye guys.

So, while my boys are now old enough to love Red Sox games, and they get through a whole 9 innings or more with only a little bit of bribing, it is still something that we can really only pull off a couple of times each summer.

The solution??   Three words.  Minor League Games!   My boys are almost just as happy to head to the Lowell Spinners, the Pawtucket Red Sox (PawSox), and, hopefully soon, the Portland Sea Dogs.  The venues are incredibly family friendly, affordable, and FUN.  The children get much closer access to the players and can often times score themselves a run around the bases, an autograph opportunity, or a chance to catch something chucked into the stands in between innings.

I, just a moment ago, received an email from the Spinners reminding me of the Family Sleepover.  Come on….talk about fun for kids!   You go to the game, head back to the car for a minute, grab your tent and gear, set up shop, watch a movie on the scoreboard, and spend the night sleeping on the field.

If you have a budding baseball fan in the family and haven’t taken advantage of the minor league teams in our area, you’re missing out.  I highly recommend looking into tickets….and, might I add, there really isn’t bad seat in any of those houses!

Play Ball my friends!

Family Sleep Over at the Lowell Spinners

The Lowell Spinners

The Pawtucket Red Sox

The Portland Sea Dogs

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Here it is! The Pedroia Bobblehead

If you haven’t heard or seen by now, this is what everyone has been clawing for. It was free at the Sox game yesterday. Serious collectors are going crazy for these suckers. I have to admit, it’s way more detailed and heavy than I expected. This is clearly not your average toy bobblehead.

Nice details with the dirty jersey, dirty hat, and golden cleats!

LIVE BLOGGING: UPDATE FENWAY S.

The boys lost, but no worries. I ran into some nice folks that relocated from Belmont to Boca Raton. They still visit G-Town! Say hello to Cindi Bloom & Gil “Lucky” Dube.

Who brought me here you ask? My awesome Aunt Joany K!

How’s the view from the Monstah 2.0?… Wicked!

I also shared a beer w this guy!

Good hair unite!

Guess who’s got balls?

Sticker update you say? Still stuck!

I had to give my catch away. These solid Bo Sox fans came all the way from Mobile Alabama and earned it! Meet Win (L) & Pack (R)!

Stay tuned for more action from Fenway South!

Another Rubber Duck Awesome Idea

rdheadshotRolling rally Saturday. Wake up on Sunday with a hangover. Day of rest. Now what do you do? By Monday there are 108 days left until pitchers and catchers report to spring training. What is it about that number? It happens to be the number of Red Sox wins in 2013.  So.

NESN, please play in sequence each winning game at midnight (maybe even the shortened Sox in 2) each night for 108 days. Then the next day, winter is over and Salty is welcoming the pitchers into camp.

Works for Rubber Duck. Rubber Duck hates surprise endings. She loves watching the Sox when she knows they are going to win. Even those 21 walk offs. It will warm your heart  in the midst of a cold and dark winter.

Ultimate Sox Fan and Photographer

Donna Ardizonni stopped by, and said she was going to try and get onto the HBO set. No luck, but if there was anyone who could, it would be her. She's the little photographer who could, and does.

Donna Ardizonni stopped by, and said she was going to try and get onto the HBO set. No luck, but if there was anyone who could, it would be her. She’s the little photographer who could, and does. She’ll be on Main Street tomorrow dressed as Cinderellla. I’ll be the pirate and we’ll be handing out candy to the young goblins.

Donna shows her Red Sox colors. She is an avid Sox fan. So much so that she gets nervous during the series. I admire how she finds time to give us great photos here every day, and still works full time. Thank you Donna!

Donna shows her Red Sox colors. She is an avid Sox fan. So much so that she gets nervous during the series. I admire how she finds time to give us great photos here every day, and still works full time. Thank you Donna!

Island to Island

I had a visit recently from two folks of Jamestown, RI. I have some familiarity with Jamestown, and we talked a bit. I sent them off with a sticka' and an assignment to represent in front of their favorite pub flying the Red Sox banner. They came thru: "Pat O'Leary & Ed Godfrey had a great time in Gloucester (Ed likes the historic photos) & enjoyed the Paul Brady concert at Shalin Liu center Rockport. Will return again but not in summer, do not like the circus. We find fall and winter to be the best, just like here on the island in Jamestown." Jamestown is a small island in between the mainland and Newport. It hosts a bridge on each side. http://www.narragansettcafe.com/

I had a visit recently from two folks of Jamestown, RI. I have some familiarity with Jamestown, and we talked a bit. I sent them off with a sticka’ and an assignment to represent in front of their favorite pub flying the Red Sox banner. They came thru: “Pat O’Leary & Ed Godfrey had a great time in Gloucester (Ed likes the historic photos) & enjoyed the Paul Brady concert at Shalin Liu center Rockport. Will return again but not in summer, do not like the circus. We find fall and winter to be the best, just like here on the island in Jamestown.” Jamestown is a small island in between the mainland and Newport. It hosts a bridge on each side.
http://www.narragansettcafe.com/

GloucesterCast 10/27/13 With Guest Toby Pett and Joey Ciaramitaro

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GloucesterCast Podcast Taped 10/27/13 With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: Controversial Boston Pro Sports Officiating,Sista Felicia Makes It Official, Rotary Trivia Night, Chad Konecky, iPad Air vs Microsoft Surface Pro,Reminder To Vote In Local Elections

Topics Include: Controversial Boston Pro Sports Officiating, Sista Felicia Makes It Official, Rotary Trivia Night, Chad Konecky, iPad Air vs Microsoft Surface Pro, Reminder To Vote In Local Elections

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