Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!




So here it is January 1, 2008 FINALLY...it's here. And what am I doing?? trying to decide on what baseball trips I'm going to get to make this year. BIG surprise I know. But unlike last year...I had this job which got me free flights and hotel points....so I have been able to take these long week vacations for free...well other than beer and food. Oh and baseball tickets. SO back to baseball...oh i guess I never left it huh? Well anyway...I have plans for Spring Training but it's looking like there is no one for me to share a room with so I may have to forgo this trip this year. I am trying to be frugal and pay off some debts. Anyway....my good buddy blogger and SGer, Ted, is making his first Trek to Fenway this year for his birthday in May and I would really like to be there. So although I usually do the mid-summer vacation to Boston....I may have to do it early and do just a quick weekend since I won't have earned vacation time or much of it. I can't be sad cos I've had a great 4 last years in vacations in Boston. And on the other hand, getting to see Ted's face light up and eyes well up when he walks up to see the Green Monster will be well worth it. It will be another one of those crashcourses into Fenway and another reason to hold a SG-fest. So I think I've made up my mind....I have to in order to buy the tickets early ya know. So Ted get ready to see this

and this

with your own eyes and not on the television. But I have to warn you about the noise here. It gets REALLY LOUD!! And I know you think I pale in comparison with Rakes....but you have NOT attended a game with me and my flag at Fenway. Your only hope is that Beckett and Timlin do not pitch.

The year Two thousand and eight is going to be Monumental for you. And I want to be there.

12 comments:

Ted D said...

Hey, that's me! Tex, if you can make the trip it'll only make it that much better for me to have my sis there.

I'm so pumped just buying the ticket: before it was like a theory, but now it's real. I can't wait.

And Ang will tell you she can count on one hand and have fingers left at how many times she's SEEN me cry in 15 years. And I can guarantee this; it'll get a little dusty for sure.

And even if you ARE louder than Rakes, I won't care. I'll be at Fenway.

Tex said...

i hope i can work it all out. its looking like spring training aint gonna happen for me now with SotB not going. I have no one to share room with..cant afford it on my own. I have some leftover hotel points...and I was hoping to get to Opening Day even if it means to fly in, go to game, fly home. Anyway...ive got a plan in action

Ted D said...

Good to hear.

I tell you, since I bought the ticket it's all I can think about. I've GOT to pace myself.

Texas Gal said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, Tex! May '08 bring as much Sox goodness for you (and the rest of us) as '07 did.

(and it's the pitching, I tell you! I swear!)

Redbeard76 said...

Ooh, ooh, I wanna be there too!

Maybe I can convince the wife to make it part of our anniversary gift to ourselves. That's on May 23, but we could work it out to a day near to that. I've never been to Fenway either, so I could be bawling like a baby too!

Tex said...

now wait...Im gonna have to buy stock in Kleenex??

Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Happy New Year, Tex! Wow, you sure had a lot of great trips last year. I hope the quality of your trips this year will be even more since the quantity will be less.

Ted D said...

Stephen, your anniversary is my birthday! I'll be a ripe old 38.

Tex said...

\\I hope the quality of your trips this year will be even more since the quantity will be less.//

what a very sweet thing to wish me!! Thanks Wichita!

beckperson said...

Tex, I MUST be at Fenway when Ted goes for the first time. We can pop his cherry together!

:-) I just cracked myself up.

Either way, whether I get into a game or not, we will get shit-tay!

Tex said...

Like A VIRGIN...touched for the Very First TIME! :)

Becks...i am making plans as i type. I think Ill try and fly in fri and return on mon...

Ted D said...

Er, wait a minute...

You gotta be there, Becks. I'm buying some wrap around shades so nobody sees me cry!