A few weeks ago I picked up tickets to the Red Sox $11. Score. The team is so horrible right now that people are practically giving the tickets away. Seriously. The day after I bought the tickets 2 different friends offered me tickets to games for free. Usually I am scrambling around trying to find tickets that I am willing to shell out $50 for. If I am honest with you all…sports just aren’t my bag. I know the basic rules, but I really just enjoy all the hoopla that goes with them. Going to a bar to be with friends to watch a game. Being part of an alumni group. Sitting in the stands people watching. These are all right up my alley.
For several hours of uninterrupted people watching I will gladly thrown down $11 though. Plus I love wearing my Red Sox gear!
No game is complete without a proper ballpark meal. I don’t particularly care for the food IN the park, but I just so happen to love the food AROUND the park.
Sweet Cheeks BBQ= carb lovers delight. I’ve been to this bbq place before and loved it, but I really should have thought out my meal choice better. I decided to get the pulled chicken plate that comes with two sides. I picked mac & cheese and potato salad. Why would I do that?! Both were delicious, but I ended up taking the mac & cheese and 2/3 of the chicken home. I never eat the bread slices that come with it and always managed to forget to tell them I don’t need them to add it to my plate. Next time!
I’m not one of those people that has a huge preference or opinion on bbq. I don’t know what the difference between Texas-style, Memphis-style, or Make-At-Home style. After eating at Sweet Cheeks, which does a dry rub rather than cooking in bbq sauce, I can say that I prefer non-messy bbq. I like that I can add my sauce rather than it comes with it. Sweet Cheeks has my kind of bbq! I like it clean!
Sweet Cheeks used to have a killer drink menu. I say USED TO because they just switched it up and I’m not a fan. The drinks were ok, but nothing unique and original like the last menu round.
I started with a spicy tequila drink which ended up being a spicy Margarita-ish type drink. It was nice and spicy, but I was hoping for something just a *tad* bit more.
My next drink was called the Indian Summer and included coconut in it. Holy crap. That was weird. It had bits of chewy pieces in the drink every now and then and just made the drink off a little. Not my favorite. Both were strong though so if you are looking for a boozy drink, these are right up your alley.
Artsy photo FTW!
When it was game time we rolled into Fenway just in time to see the Boston Duck Boats come onto the field holding holding several players from the 2004 World Series winning Red Sox team. As part of the 100 year celebration of Fenway Park, the team was being honored for the night.
Fun Erin Fact: My first visit to Boston…ever…was the day after the Red Sox won the 2004 World Series.
We ran into my friend and CSA partner, Karen, so we spent a good chunk of time just chatting and enjoying the essence of the park rather than the game itself. 😉
On a side note…can we talk about how expensive it is to drink at the ballpark. $4 for a water. A water that they serve straight out of the cardboard packaging that you can buy at the grocery store for $2.99/case. Insane!
It was a beautiful night in Boston, despite the whole losing thing.
Final score: TB 5 –2 Red Sox. Eh. At least they are consistent.
Hope you guys are having a good week! Tonight I will be trying out a new workout class called “Pure Barre”. I’ll be back tomorrow with a full report!
Do you like watching sports? What is your favorite sport?