thanks to gomessweetgomes for the ticket opportunity at the right price.
I got to the park around 3:45 to tailgate with friends, drank a ton of beer ate a lot and sauntered into my right field seat. I had no idea what was in store for me.
Right field was dominated by Rays fans of course, and when the home runs started pouring, it was so loud I could barely hear myself yell. When they played Seven Nation Army the trop turned into a nightclub. From innings 3-7 it was just insane. Then we settled in for the long haul and thats when Red Sox fan struck.
At least 4 Red Sox guys around me started fights and got tossed, and a few Rays fans as well. The Sox fans in front of me were kindly old ladies who acted just fine, but I wouldnt have been surprised if beer bottles started to get tossed around. Thank god for the plastic ones.
The game wore on into the wee hours of the morning. People started to head for the exists out of exhaustion, and I ran out of voice. You all know how it turned out. I wish the win would have come in a dramatic fashion like a double over the heads of the shallow outfielders or even a walk off homer. Funny enough one of the guys who ditched the game around 12:30 or so spent 3/4 of the game bitching about navi not bunting in game 1 to which i said "Go get doc brown and 1.21 jiggawatts and do something about it" and then he got mad because Joe pulled pitchers who were frankly not doing so well. he would have left kaz in and was afraid when Price started warming up the first, second, and third time. He said Joe "overmanaged" the game. Wonder what he would have said about pinch running Fernando Perez which ultimately led us to a win.
Anyways my opinion was that was the most exciting and epic game of baseball I have ever seen, it was an awesome night at the trop, and frankly that game should be on ESPN classic in the near future, because that has to be one of the most insane postseason games ever.
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