Posted at 7:00 PM on May 19, 2008
by David Zingler
In case anyone noticed - and they probably didn't - I failed to post an entry on this blog last week. That's because I was on vacation...in Boston, to be exact. Unfortunately, the Sox weren't in town while I was there (Saturday, 5/10 through Thursday, 5/15), but I did get a chance to watch the Twins beat them 9-8 on Sunday baseball while sitting at the bar of the original Cheers.
The Hub's sports fans are more interested in the Celtics playoff run at this point. A large banner cheering on the team hung from the State House and the Celts seemed to dominate the subway conversations I was able to overhear.
On Wednesday, my wife Kyla and I toured Fenway Park which was quite a thrill for me. I have to say that Fenway is one of those rare things in life that actually lives up to the hype. It was everything I thought it would be: historic, unique and beautiful (in a baseball kind of way).
Here are a few pics if you are interested:
I closed out my glorious work-free week at the Lynx opener last night. They played with energy and intensity and actually beat the defending Eastern Conference Champion Detroit Shock 84-70. Rookies Candice Wiggins, Nicky Anosike and Charde Houston were impressive and carried the team through a rare off night from Seimone Augustus.
I know the WNBA and the Lynx are the butt of many sports-related jokes, but if you give the league and the team a chance, you might be pleasantly surprised.
That's odd. I was in the Boston area last week, too (helping around my mom's house), and I found that the region was definitely more interested in the Red Sox than the Celtics.
That, actually, would be consistent with history. Even when the Celtics were winning all the championships in the '50s and '60s, it was still a hockey town in the winter.
and you're right that Fenway is a jewel, as long as youj're looking only at the field. Underneath the stands, you might as well be touring Howe Caverns.
I'm a Basketball fan, I love the WNBA (unlike most guys) and that was a great game. I'm not from Minnesota, I watched the game via Webcast on wnba.com..