Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baseball Blowout in Fort Myers

Jon Andrew and I were in Fort Myers at City of Palms Park today for the first organized game of the Boston Red Sox spring training season. The 1:00 p.m. game featured the Sox against the hapless Northeastern University (Boston)Huskies. The result wasn't even fair.

The box score for the game was

Boston 15 runs, 15 hits, 1 error
Northeastern University 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors.

The only bright spot for Northeastern University was that the game ended after 6 innings so the embarrassment also ended.

In about the fourth inning with two men on base, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (Big Papi) tattooed a ball and sent it on a tremendous arching race out of the park. It was last seen bouncing off a palm tree on the other side of the barrier marking the end of the stadium. He completely removed it from the place!

Tomorrow we're down in Port Charlotte for a Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays game and in the evening back in Fort Myers for the Sox and that team from west of Wisconsin. I hope the Sox pulverize them like they did Northeastern University today.

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