If you’re from New England you’re a Boston Red Sox fan. Or at least you should be. If you ended up rooting for some other godforsaken team then my God have mercy on your soul. And if it’s the Yankees…well, no mercy for you.
I’ve been a Sox fan my entire life. Through the recently great times and the notoriously heartbreaking ones. Everyone knows the Red Sox are a first-class organization with top-notch players. Currently, guys like Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and Jon Lester. And looking back, who can forget greats like Wade Boggs, Nomar Garciaparra and Carlton Fisk. Each one of these men wore the Red Sox logo and achieved greatness. Some of them are in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and others might reside there in the future.
But do you know what else all those players had in common? Before they flourished under Fenway’s bright lights, they all passed through the Red Sox minor league farm system.
And now you have a chance to get a glimpse of future greatness.
The Red Sox are letting me give away a 4-pack of FREE tickets to one of my readers for their annual Futures at Fenway event, which features a double-header between the Pawtucket Red Sox (the AAA Sox affiliate) vs the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals AAA affiliate) and the Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox AA) vs the Binghampton Mets (NY Mets AA affiliate).
The games take place this coming Saturday, Aug. 20, at 1:05 p.m. at Fenway Park. For one glorious afternoon, the stars of tomorrow get to play on the main stage in baseball’s grand cathedral. It’s a family event with tons of kids and various activities throughout the day. I haven’t been but MJ took Will last year and they had a ball.
Look, if you’re anything like me you love the Red Sox and you want your kids to love the Red Sox. But they have the most expensive tickets in baseball. Four “cheap” tickets to a Red Sox game will run you $150 and that’s not counting concessions and stuff for the kids. But the toughest part is your kids might get bored and want to leave, making the whole thing fairly impossible and REALLY expensive.
But these tickets are free (and even if you buy them they start at $5 a piece), the concessions are discounted and kids have tons of opportunities to get autographs. Not to mention see some quality baseball in a family-friendly environment. And let’s not forget…IT’S AT FREAKING FENWAY PARK. You can’t have a bad day at Fenway. Unless there are Yankee fans there.
So all you have to do if you want these tickets is leave a comment below telling me why you think you deserve the tickets more than anyone else. Make sure you do this by Wednesday at 5 p.m. At that point MJ and I will look over the responses, pick a winner and then you’ll be set for Saturday baseball at one of the coolest places on Earth.