Saturday, June 21, 2008
I have seen a lot of games at Fenway Park. I've seen wins and losses and extra innings. I've seen homeruns and grand slams and triples, walk-offs and double steals and brawls. I've seen Red Sox players making spectacular plays and awful plays, hugging each other and hugging players on other teams. I've seen them feeding the mourning doves that sometimes land on the field and I've seen them almost hit the red-tailed hawk that lives in the lightbanks with a high pop fly and I've seen them almost get hit in the head by low-flying swallows.
I've seen Fenway sunny, and lit up in the dark, and cloudy, and in the middle of a brilliant sunset. I've been to obnoxiously hot games at Fenway and nose-runningly cold games at Fenway and games where the temperature is absolutely perfect. I've seen rain so dense that the light towers hang double reflections in midair. I've seen mist and fog so thick the Prudential building completely disappears.
I had never seen a rainbow at Fenway.
So I can check that one off the meteorological checklist.
I had also never seen Paul Pierce shaking off Jason Varitek's pitch signs before tonight, so that was a fun little bonus.
Labels: baseball, Celtics, Fenway, MLB, Paul Pierce, photoblog, rainbow, Red Sox