That’s right. I’m talking about a 12-foot LEGO model of Fenway Park, complete with hundreds of LEGO fans. I didn’t see any 2013 LEGO World Series banners, though, or bearded players for that matter.
The question is, where was this when I was 12 years old? Actually, screw that, where can I find this right now? Other than the Discover Center in Boston, which has this on exhibit. I’m talking about one I can take off the shelf and build for myself.
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After taking two of three from Baltimore to start the year, the Red Sox open up at Fenway park today at 2 pm against the Milwaukee Brewers. Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.17 ERA in 2013) will be making his first start of the year against Marco Estrada (7-4, 3.87 ERA in 2013). Before the game however, there is some reason for celebration. The Red Sox will be receiving their 2013 World Championship rings at 1 pm this afternoon during a pre-game ceremony.
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The Red Sox exciting week started at the White House, not during the first game of the season the day before where they faced the Baltimore Orioles, in the first of a three game series. The Sox lost the opener 2-1 despite valiant efforts by Grady Sizemore, who hit his first major league homerun since 2011. Sizemore solidified in Red Sox’ fan minds to be the man for us in centerfield. Jackie Bradley Jr., Sizemore’s competitor for the centerfield position, was assigned to Pawtucket only to be called up to the major league team two days later, to add bench depth with Shane Victorino placed on the 15-day disabled list for an injured right hamstring.
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It’s a little late for lunch, but if you still need to grab a bite to eat, it seems Fenway Park is the place to be. Tasty Burger is handing out 2,014 free burgers up until 3pm today in honor of its new location at Fenway Park.
If you can’t make it for Thursday’s free burgers, don’t fret too much; now that Tasty Burger is the Official Burger of the Boston Red Sox, you can find them on the third base deck all season long.
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It’s unclear why this Red Sox fan felt the Houston Astros home opener was the appropriate venue to air her grievances with Jacoby Ellsbury’s change of allegiances over the offseason.
But apparently she felt the need to tout “Elsbury’s” new side hustle working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:
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For the past ten years, trading card companies like Topps have relied heavily on vintage style card sets to help keep collectors interested in the hobby. Sets that feature card designs that have ranged anywhere from the 1960s all the way back to the early 1900s. This week Topps continues their annual look into the past with the late nineteenth century inspired Gypsy Queen set (fourth year of production), which is named and styled after the early tobacco cards.
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If a regular, everyday picture is worth a thousand words, what is a #selfie of David Ortiz and POTUS Barack Obama worth? 2,000 words? 10,000 words? Several Bill Simmons mailbags? Mastercard priceless?
Well, maybe not exactly priceless. It seems as if Samsung might have had a little skin in the game after signing a deal with Ortiz and setting him loose with its Galaxy Note 3 when the Red Sox visited the White House as defending World Series champions. (And no, sadly Samsung did not have any deal with me for their product placement here.)
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