Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Red Sox Weekend Update by Novy !

WOW. What a great baseball weekend – where do I start ?

Well, we arrived in Minneapolis on Friday night – did a little swimming with the DS and went to bed.

Saturday we got up, went swimming, and then got ready to go shopping …

We went downtown, and wouldn’t you know we were only a few blocks from the Red Sox hotel. There were SOME people waiting outside for hopes of an autograph, I just wanted to see them up close.

We went next door to an indoor shopping mall, and used the bathroom. I was waiting out in the hall, and I see this guy walking towards me … I took a deep breath and took the plunge.

Me: “Hi Josh.”
JB: “Hey, how you doing” and gives finger pistol wave, smiles, and
winks.

HOLY CRAP – I got a little teary eyed, as one of my favorite RS boys just talked to me !!! Thanks for a great start to a great weekend Josh Beckett !

We went back and stood across the street from the RS hotel, the DS and I were both wearing RS t-shirts, and out walks Papelbon … he wouldn’t sign autographs, and was on the phone … he jumped in a cab, and they were in traffic right in front of us – I told the DS to wave at him, and JP waved back and gave him a thumbs up ! WOW ! Good fortune was with us …

We called our shuttle driver, and he was coming to pick us up … BUT – instead of pulling to the side where we were standing, he drove up to the RS hotel so we could get up close and personal !!!! I saw Hinske and yelled GOOD LUCK HINSKE, he smiled, waved, and said Thanks!

Somewhere in here - we rode the shuttle to the RS hotel AGAIN, and we were on there with Dustin Pedroia's mother-in-law - she was very friendly and nice to talk to ...

What a great afternoon … we got ready to go and then went to the Metrodome …

Our seats for Saturday’s game where right above the Red Sox dugout – we got there early enough for batting practice and I got some great pictures of everyone … we lost the game, but I still had a great time …

Sunday we got in early too, only we were 4th row off the field out between left & center … WAY DIFFERENT VIEW than the night before, but we were so close to the outfielders … it was really nice – Schilling was amazing … Okajima was great … and Papelbon … 1-2-3 !!!

And in conclusion, I would just like to say – “Superman, it was great meeting you.”

pictures to come later, they need to be resized ...

3 comments:

Peter N said...

Novy, I'm so happy you BOTH had a great time! Be safe, hi to DS, and tonight??? Go Josh! And have a safe trip back home.....your friend Peter N.

Mellie said...

You are sooooooo lucky I love ya. I can't believe you talked to Josh!!!! I'm sorry I missed your call after but I was working. Damn Pier 1!! LOL
I'm glad you had a wonderful time...you deserved it!

JS said...

Nice work. Your pics came out awesome. Glad you had a great trip.