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It was dumb luck that we were at GAME FOUR of the '04 ALCS and so close to the right field bull pen where Mr. Ortiz hit his el gigante walk off homer in the bottom of the 12th. Thanks to our friends at Nike, we were right there as the ball sailed gently over the ornery New York rightfielder. We were there. It was grandiose. It was epic - and it brought back every reason why we do The Red Seat.
It may sound strange but The Red Seat wouldn't exist if we didn't have the great fortune to witness, in-person, some of the great moments at the park. Pedro vs. Roger in '99. Pedro vs. Zimmer in '03. While we can't get to all of the games, and while the radio or telly both have their merits, it's just not the same. The humor and the theatrics just can't be broadcast. It's like a live album by a great band - it's a solid document but falls short in an essential way. The Red Seat allows us to recapture that good stuff that only a few fortunate people get to be a part of eighty plus times a year.
Is Fenway fantastic? Depends. To some, it can be charming in the same way a real estate agent would try to sell you on it, and hallowed ground to others.
That's the beauty of it and even if it's Standing Room Only, all we know is that we're looking forward to our next visit. Hope to see you there.