Thursday, August 18, 2011

8/20: Cheap Baseball at Fenway

A Thursday post is coming, and there is more Friday & Saturday cheapness on the calendar.

Friday note: If you're thinking about taking a free ferry ride out to a Harbor Island, you'll need to show up early to collect the first-come, first-serve passes -- no matter what time you want to go. (Or you could enjoy other "free Friday fun" like the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield...)

There are a couple music fests on Saturday at the Pru (including Ben Kweller) and near Jamaica Pond (20 bands on 2 stages).

For the pedal-powered bikers, the annual midnight ride is heading out on Saturday.


"Futures at Fenway"
at Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston (Kenmore Sq)
$5, $10, more

Game #1 -- Portland Sea Dogs vs. Binghamton Mets
Game #2 -- Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Syracuse Chiefs

For about 5 seasons, Fenway Park has been hosting a minor league doubleheader of Red Sox farm teams.

When you go to their stadium, it's a great experience to find a relaxed experience that's quite a lot of fun. The lines are shorter, and the prices are cheaper.

If you don't feel like going to Portland or Pawtucket (or Lowell), you could see the PawSox and Sea Dogs at Fenway for $5 or $10 -- extra money for beer and peanuts.

They're bringing some 'minor league' entertainment between innings, so expect stuff like t-shirt slingshots, kids racing mascots, frisbee-catching dogs, etc.

And someone on the field might be the Jacoby Ellsbury/Dustin Pedroia/Jon Lester of the future...

So root for the home teams. If they don't win, it's a shame. That's about it, since we're not following the minor-league standings anyway.

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