In my bucket-list quest of visiting all 30 major league ball parks, this week didn’t really move the needle…but it was a great week nonetheless.
Two cities and two ballparks. That’s the way I like to travel.
Last Tuesday, I was in Denver wrapping up a set of meetings, and joined some colleagues at Coors Field for a Rockies vs. Nationals game. Yes, my Nats were in town! This was my second visit to Coors Field – which means I didn’t get to check off another park from my list. But while the outcome was disappointing (the Nats lost this game, yet won the series), I did get to catch a wonderful Coors Field sunset over the Rocky Mountains. Few stadiums have better views, and all of us – Nats and Rockies fans alike – marveled in the sunset.
Then on Friday, I was in Boston. Those of you who know the schedule will say, “Hey, weren’t the Red Sox playing the O’s in Baltimore this weekend?” Well, yes. (I am actually catching the last three innings of the Sox and O’s as I type.) But I still made it to Fenway, as we took our board for a private tour of this historic landmark.
Luckily, I had also been to Fenway before (as I only get to count visits where I actually see a game against my list). With that information in hand, I got to enjoy the ride without fretting about whether this could technically count as a ballpark visit on my bucket list.
So I’ve posted a picture of the Coors Field sunset above, and a series of Fenway tour pictures below. We got to see the “Fisk pole” (see the video below) which, since this is Boston, isn’t called the “Bucky #)(%*#&@ Dent” pole. As I emailed a few family members and friends from the “old” seats at Fenway, I was in “baseball heaven.”
More to come…