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Before Game 1 of the World Series... [Oct. 27th, 2007|07:51 pm]
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I went to Fenway on Wednesday after work to see the madness before Game 1
of the World Series. It was pretty cold and grey and I was almost pleased that
I wasn't able to get a ticket...almost.

This guy was painting on the corner of Yawkey and Brookline.
You may not be able to see it, but he's got a postcard that he's using a reference,
so I'm not super sure why he needed to be standing there, but hey, it's art.

I got there early enough to get onto Yawkey Way before they closed it off.
Only here does a man wearing a tuba seem vaguely normal.

I never noticed that the Souvenir Store on Yawkey Way did this:
They post the starting lineup in posters above the store. It's kind of awesome.

ESPN Deportes reporting from the Souvenir Store. At least, I'm assuming that's who he is.
He was speaking Spanish and his microphone said "ESPN" on it.

This Dice-K sign is on the corner of Yawkey and Van Ness, near RemDawgs.
Another thing I hadn't noticed before.

I loitered on Van Ness near the players' entrance. I don't know whose car this is, but the license plate intrigues me.

Someone said this was JD Drew's Hummer.
I have no idea if that is true, but I got a photo of it anyway.

I think I got there too late to see any actual players. People thought this was Coco Crisp, but I don't think it was.
I got to see the autograph he gave this woman afterwards, and, while I couldn't read it, it didn't look anything like
"Coco Crisp" and he didn't put his number on it so...yeah, doubtful. But still, what the hell, pixels are cheap.

I walked behind Fenway, Van Ness to Ipswich, which was where all the media was hiding.

Uh, guys? Something going on around here tonight?

Channel 5 is on the scene.

One thing I don't think many people realise is that there is a high school right behind Fenway Park.
Can you imagine going to school there?

ESPN SportsCenter's van.

Okay, I'm a dork. I got all excited to see the NHK (Japanese network) truck.

I bet this is like the Joe Buck of Japan, or somehing.

The "Walk of Fame."

I ran into a couple who had just scored a pair of tickets. They let me take a picture of one.
This may be the closest I'll ever get to a World Series ticket.

Turning the corner onto Lansdowne Street, you see the remains the campers left behind.

The ALCS banner has replaced the Eastern Division banner on the back of the Jumbotron.

It wasn't quite dark enough, but if you look carefully, you can see the ghost of "GO SOX" on the Prudential Building.

The Boston Police had the Bomb Squad at the ready.

Some of the signs were entertaining.

This was my favourite.

Tickets for Game 1 were sold out. The line was already forming for Game 2.

I don't know why people try to drive on Lansdowne before a game,
but they do. This truck was impressive.

Here it is from the back. It went past surprisingly quickly.

WEEI live on the air, conducting a phone interview with someone with a heavy Spanish accent.
I'm wondering if it might have been Louie Tiante? There was a lot of static and it was hard to tell.

Not sure if this is the same dog I saw before Game 1 of the ALCS.

On the bridge to Kenmore Square, Sidewalk Sam painted this.

I thought it was pretty cool.

The outside of my cube at work, decorated with the posters
I picked up at Fenway before the game.

We put the poster from the Boston Globe in
our window because it was the largest.

You may have seen that there is an ALCS banner flying from atop the old Hancock Building.

Of course, I had to take photos of it, since...well, I could.
I also made a little movie of it with my phone.


From: sinkopayshun
2007-10-28 02:28 am (UTC)
Well done. This is good stuff for those of us who aren't in Boston.
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[User Picture]From: akatonbo
2007-10-28 02:47 am (UTC)
The Dice-K sign, for the curious, says 'Welcome to Boston' and then the smaller text below is 'Mayor Tom Menino' and 'People of Boston'. (Well, the text says Thomas, not Tom, but who calls him that?)
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-28 02:49 am (UTC)
Awesome. I was actually wondering; I can read Korean, but not Japanese. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-28 04:53 am (UTC)
I actually heard the guy with the "Holliday Lifts Weights - Papi Lifts Cakes" talking to a friend. So like...he has them. Go fig.
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[User Picture]From: mrshellion
2007-10-28 03:59 am (UTC)
Aww, these are awesome! Makes me homesick. Thanks :)
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-28 04:52 am (UTC)
You're welcome...I always think, I live here, I should go do these things...and then I'm always amazed at how people who live here don't do these things...
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[User Picture]From: mrshellion
2007-10-28 05:07 am (UTC)
When I lived there, two blocks away from Fenway, I never did. So, it's a win for vicarious living!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-28 03:23 pm (UTC)
I always try to do "tourist things" wherever I live. I used to live in San Francisco, and I always rode the cable cars.
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[User Picture]From: mrshellion
2007-10-28 03:29 pm (UTC)
That's great :) I'm originally from NYC, and I live there now, and I've never even been to the top of the Empire State Building!

I did ride the cable cars when I lived in SF, though.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-28 04:03 pm (UTC)
The only tourist thing I never did in SF was go to Alcatraz and reat at the Tadich Grill. I actually had a job interview in the Pyramid that was in offices 5 floors from the top, so I actually got to do something most people don't get to do...the view was spectacular, I don't know how anyone ever got any work done up there. Here in Boston, I still haven't gone on a Duck Tour, and I haven't gone to the aquarium...but I've been to the top of the Prudential, walked the Freedom Trail, gone to the St. Patrick's Day parade in Southie.

Hee. I've been to the top of the Empire State Building! I've gone to the Met, the Library, Katz' Deli, the Strand bookstore, the Bronx Zoo (and of course, a Yankees game)...but I've never been to the Natural History Museum. Actually, I was in NYC on New Year's Eve once, but I wasn't at Times Square. I was in Sheep Meadow, watching the runners and the fireworks.
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[User Picture]From: mrshellion
2007-10-28 04:19 pm (UTC)
When I lived in Boston, I always wanted to do the Duck Tour... I mean, is there anything cooler? Also, go to the aquarium, it's awesome.

I've never been to Times Square on NYE, it's totally for tourists, and I spent basically every day after school during my high school senior year in the Sheep Meadow :)

I added ya back!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-28 04:23 pm (UTC)
Wow. You've lived in SF, Boston and NYC? You may be my new hero.
I've lived in SF, Boston, Montreal and...well, Atlanta, but less said about that, the better.
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[User Picture]From: mrshellion
2007-10-28 04:27 pm (UTC)
Well, I will admit that the stint in SF only lasted about six months, and while I technically had a job, I spent most of my time slacking off. It was Spring, what can I say?

well, Atlanta, but less said about that, the better.

We all have times like that :)
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-28 04:07 pm (UTC)
PS we seem to have a few random things in common (cats, Lost, Red Sox, living in SF and cities in general)...I added you...
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[User Picture]From: jumbach
2007-10-28 04:15 am (UTC)
Wow. Really great pics--I loved 'em all, especially the guy wearing the tuba.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-28 04:55 am (UTC)
I wish I could have gotten closer to him...there was also a guy in a bright purple blazer that I wish I'd gotten a photo of.
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[User Picture]From: arrowintwolakes
2007-10-28 06:12 am (UTC)
If I still live in the greater-Boston area at that time, I will ensure my kids go to Fenway High!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-28 03:22 pm (UTC)
For some reason, I'm always surprised when I see it.
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[User Picture]From: lisabird
2007-10-28 05:29 pm (UTC)
Do you have a bigger version of the picture with the "This guy sucks" sign? I'd love to make an icon out of it. With proper credit, of course. :D
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-28 08:11 pm (UTC)
I do...email me at coco (at) username.com and I'll send it to you)
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[User Picture]From: lisabird
2007-10-29 02:15 am (UTC)
E-mail sent! Thanks a lot. :D
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2007-10-29 03:23 am (UTC)
And replied to! You're welcome!
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