Sports Q: What is your favorite memory from attending a sporting event?


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What’s your favourite reminiscence from attending a sporting occasion?  — Tim B.

I believed this was a becoming query given the present circumstances. Our favourite second from attending a dwell sporting occasion most likely isn’t altering anytime quickly, huh?

Growing up in Maine, I didn’t get to rather a lot sporting occasions in Boston as a child. There was often one household journey to a Red Sox sport per yr, however I by no means noticed the Celtics, Patriots or Bruins in individual till I used to be in faculty. I’m so jealous of these of you who received to see Larry Bird on the Garden.

My favourite sport from these Sox journeys was my first one, this Red Sox-Indians sport from April 1978, after I was 8. We had good seats close to third base so I received to see my favourite participant, Butch Hobson, up shut. (No, he didn’t make any of his 43 errors that season that night time.) All the clichés about being mesmerized by the inexperienced of the wall and the grass apply. I bear in mind it vividly.

But my greatest reminiscence got here years later after I change into a sportswriter and, because of the extraordinary success of our native groups, received to cowl every kind of nice occasions. I cherished being at Dodger Stadium for the Red Sox World Series clincher in 2018; I like that ballpark.

But the best possible was Game 1 of the World Series in 2013 at Fenway. I used to be masking it for the Globe and, however my dad had a bleacher ticket, so for a lot of the sport I went out and sat with him within the stands.

When it was over, he fortunately hung across the largely empty ballpark whereas I completed up my writing and shot a few Globe postgame movies on the sector with my associates and former colleagues Alan Miller and Steve Silva. My dad, who may love baseball greater than I do, couldn’t have appeared happier. What a satisfying shared expertise that was.

But what was it for you? What is your favourite reminiscence from attending a dwell sporting occasion? I’ll hear you within the feedback.