July 23, 2002

I just witnessed the Boston Red Sox humiliate the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Fenway Park (many thanks to Jeff). Final score: 22-4. I’ve never seen anything quite like that before. Today is Nomar Garciaparra’s 29th birthday, and as a present to himself he hit 3 home runs today — the 3rd, a grand slam over the Green Monster. 7 home runs were scored total. It was embarrassing.

At around the 7th inning we headed down behind the plate and sat in the front row, right behind the backstop (photo shown above, click for larger view). Here’s Willie Banks throwing a fastball, from a few rows back (click for photo).

Immediately after the game, a monsoon ensued (how’s that for a 2 word combo?). The sky was most certainly ominous (click for photo). What a day…