April 15, 2017, Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Growing up in the late 1960s playing sandlot baseball in the summer and Stratomatic Fantasy Baseball in the winter was a natural part of my childhood. Names like Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Rico Petrocelli, & Bill “Spaceman” Lee were part of our daily conversations. Nowadays baseball doesn’t hold quite the magic for American kids that it did back the. We live in a fast paced world and sports like basketball, hockey & football are faster and more popular with a lot of kids.
I wanted my son Viterbo to get a taste of the excitement and flavor of major league baseball so I took him to his first Red Sox game this spring. I think this was a good day to start. Lefthander Chris Sale struck out 12 batters in 7 innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2-1. It was a bit damp and chilly that afternoon but Viterbo loved it and is looking forward to the next time we can go.