Bryce Harper came to Bean Town with the Washington Nationals and there isn’t a bigger fan of Harper than my son, Noah.
Noah has been wearing the Red Sox jersey since he was born, but he has been a faithful follower of Harper since he was in high school.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about him wearing his National’s shirt to Fenway. It is like betraying Red Sox nation!
Why? You ask….. Harper and Noah have everything in common, he thinks. He continually watches Bryce’s home run champ videos. They both bat left, so he is Noah’s inspiration.
Bryce was recently moved up into the major’s this year and when he was in the minors, Noah met him at a Fisher Cats game, after sending him a poignant letter expressing his wishes to meet him.
It is not hard to convince Brian to go to a major league game either and after a long week at work, he was eager to treat himself to a game.
Luckily, they scored Green Monster seats at a reduced price through stub-hub that made it irresistible, not to attend. For those who don’t know the Green Monster, those seats are highly coveted, high up on the wall and usually sold out. With our team not doing so great this year and the threat of rain, they were able to grab a few.
The whole family has been going to games for years, but every year they try to do a Father-Son date together that is full of tradition and memories.
The schedule looks like this-
3:00pm- Drive to Fenway and spend a grundle on parking
3:45pm Be the first to arrive for Red Sox Nation members.
4:00pm- Go to Batting Practice
5:00pm- Eat a Fenway Frank
6:00pm- Walk around Fenway admiring statues, memorabilia
8:00pm- Eat ice-cream in a Red Sox helmet
9:00pm- 7th Inning Stretch
9:30pm- More Food
I finally made a book through Shutterfly that highlights our favorite tradition.
It features 10 years of games and now we are starting a new decade.
It is one of my favorite books that I own and I am sure it will become more valuable with time.
Here is a sneak peak.
I hope they continue going for years into the future.
But there is one requirement….Noah needs to get the right jersey on.