We watched the Phillies today. I’ll tell you about it tomorrow. This is what we did yesterday. I’m tired.
Back in the States.
We made it back into the U.S. of A., where we are free to walk around without a bounty on our heads.
Vermont: “No billboards. No Taco Bell.”
It used to be that when I got my mind set on Taco Bell – which is very often – nothing in this world could stop me from getting fourth meal. Then we drove through Vermont on our way to Boston. T-Bell’s are few and far between in the Green Mountain State, so we had to settle for expensive rabbit food at a coffee shop in Montpellier. For that, I have lost all respect for the state that gave us one half of K-Ci and JoJo. “I’m goin’ crazy, crazy, crazy, just to thinkin’ about a beefy 5 layer burrito, baby…”
Also notably missing from Vermont: billboards. Vermont banned billboards in 1968 and the state has been free of large roadside signage ever since. You just got educated.
Let’s try this again. How many Mariners can we name after watching them in Toronto?
Ichiro Suzuki. Randy Johnson? No? Dammit.
Fenway Park. Wow.
I don’t know that I’ve been to a venue like Fenway Park in any sport. The atmosphere is incredible. Yawkey Way, the short street in front of Fenway, becomes part of the ballpark on game days and the street is filled with vendors and concessions. It’s so wild outside, the ticket gates to enter the game are in the street, instead of at the stadium entrance. I can only imagine how crazy it was on Yawkey when the Sox won it all. I bet it was almost as crazy as it was after they beat the Mariners yesterday.
Grading The Dog (6.4)
The Fenway Frank: $5… Have you ever had a hot dog? It was exactly like that.
Trey Grayson joins the crew.
The former Secretary of State of Kentucky met us at Fenway for the game. Trey lives in Boston now and he’s the director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School. Don’t worry, he still bleeds blue.
Big Blue Nation in attendance. We’re 6 for 7!
We saw a couple different groups of Kentucky fans at Fenway.
It took everything I had to not pull on this…
Ladies and gentlemen, check out this rat tail. Look at it. Appreciate it. Love it.
Notice the great leg room we had at Fenway, too. We’re a tall group of guys so you can imagine how comfortable we were.
Red Sox 7, Mariners 4
The Red Sox are good. Mariners? Not so much.
The KSR MLB Road Trip hit international airwaves on Howard 101
D.J. loves the Scott Ferrall Show on Howard Stern’s Sirius station. I mean he LOVES it. D.J. would listen to Ferrall 24-7 if he could. So when we were listening Friday night, I thought I’d call in to the show and let Ferrall know how much D.J. admires his work. Surprisingly, my phone call got right through and “Drew from Boston” was on the air in minutes. I better not divulge the conversation I had with Ferrall on Howard 101, but let’s say he was not happy with our discussion and it completely changed the complexion of the show. He was still pissed off thirty minutes later when he was signing off. If anything, he should thank us for giving him almost an hour’s worth of material for the show.
I became blood brothers with someone in Worchester, Massachusetts
After showering at our hotel in Worchester Friday night, I grabbed one of the nicely folded towels off the rack and dried off. When I went to hang the towel back up, I noticed the towel was bloody. At first, I just assumed my body was falling apart from the trip. But after an inspection in the mirror, I realized I wasn’t bleeding. It was someone else’s blood from the night before and it still looked pretty fresh. Blood brothers!!!
Up Next: Philadelphia
Geno’s or Pat’s? Who ya got?