Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Shipping Up To Boston

After 30 plus years, it's finally happening.

6 LONG months after I booked the flight, it's finally here.

No urine in the football helmet in the toyroom. (Don't ask.) No other urine in the music box. (Again, don't ask.) No dirty diapers, no threats of corporal punishment, and absolutely no SpongeBob marathons.

Tomorrow morning I somehow get myself on an airplane aimed for Hartford, CT for a 5 day weekend of Red Sox games and Paloozing.

Thanks to Josh, hayes, Rob, JD, Tex, Kelly, and Cyn for all the free places to stay, tickets, and support; I honestly can't believe it's here.

Tomorrow, some downtime with my long lost little brother, then Fenway Park for 3 straight days. With apologies to Stephen King, Morgan Freeman, and my brother, I give you the following.

"I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it to Boston. I hope to see my friend's and shake their hand. I hope Fenway is as beautiful as it has been in my dreams. I hope."


Tex said...

now look. you've gone and made me cry. i promise it will be more than you've dreamed of.

I just hope as i walk backwards onto the ramp to film your face walking up to the field I dont fall over onto the field...

oh wait....maybe i do ;)

see you on friday!!!!!!!

Ted D said...

Don't cry, Tex.

And don't fall over backwards for me.

It'll all be OK.

~**Dawn**~ said...

Ted, I hope you have a wicked awesome time, my friend. I can't think of anyone who deserves this or would appreciate it more. =)

PS. Give my best to Lowell. ;-)

PPS. Did you check in for your flight online yet?

Tex said...

I couldnt figure out how to post tonight...but looks like you and I are on the same track

Ted D said...

Dawn, thanks for the kind words. I'll be sure to tell Mikey hello for you, and yes.

I checked in. ;)

Tex, see you on Friday.

HorshamScouse said...

Sleep well and safe travels, Ted, although I guess if you're reading this the sleeping part isn't working:).

You'll have an amazing time. Pics are compulsory.

Ted D said...

Horsham, no worries on the pics.

Off to the airport.

Tree Newt said...

I called it a month or so ago. I knew you couldn't resist using that line from Shawshank.

Have a ball, little bro. And I better not get any calls from Western Union requesting bail money.

Nichole M said...

That is sooooo awesome. You deserve a break, for sho. Have a blast, and I hope you catch a foul ball. Don't forget to stop at Boston Beer Works... they have the best beer and steak tips!

beckperson said...

Ted, even though I know you're safely in Easthampton palooza-ing, I wanted to thank you for this great post.

See you Saturday!!!!


Ted D said...

Mattie, I couldn't resist.

Nichole, I'll try to stop by there.

Becks, can't wait to see YOU there!

Krystle said...

I hope your having a blast in the great part of the country called New England! Have fun at the game and not having to deal with Fox on Saturday! Always a plus.

I've heard that it's supposed to rain too! Hopefully you stay rain free and that you have great seats!

Now I can't wait to go in June. =]

Edge of Design said...

Have you met any of the players yet? I wonder how many of them read your blog. It would be fun to find out, huh?

beckperson said...

He came, he saw, he got his name on the jumbotron.

And, NO, I don't think he cried.


JMP said...


You have to go to Boston more often!!!

Your their new good luck charm!!!

A SWEEP when we needed it the most!!!


Christine E. said...

Hey Ted:

Hope you have a wonderful time..:-)

Holy Buckets! can you believe a No-No from LESTER!

Whoo Hoo!

Hope you are well!

Go Sox!

Ted D said...

Becks is right. I didn't cry! I did get goose bumps though.

JMP, if I have to, then I will. ;)

Christine, it was a blast, and I can't believe Lester threw a no hitter! Unreal.