TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
Momma raised us kids right: Here’s the box score of the first Red Sox game we ever attended.
It was Opening Day 1956; we were barely eight. For some reason, our sainted mother decided to take our sister and us to the Fens.
One day later, we flawlessly described the action to an enthralled third grade class.
The Red Sox started the season with three straight wins that year. We recall coming home from school on this, the afternoon of their first loss, to find our mother out in the yard.
When you root for a team, they don’t always win, the sainted woman explained.
People, that is so true! Momma raised us kids right!
It was windy and cold in the famous old yard as a pair of young children complained. Luckily, the play was just as brisk as the breeze.
Length of game: 2:19! When we got home, we had time to prepare a thought-provoking yet concise show-and-tell.