Congrats to all the Celtics fans

While I consider myself a Celtics fan; I am the first to admit that I’m a TOTAL bandwagon fan.  I’ve not given the NBA much more than a passing glance for well over 15 years now.  Even college basketball I only pay attention to the tournament.  Not because I don’t enjoy watching it, but because if I was a diehard basketball watcher to go along with baseball and football; I’d have ZERO life.

So for those of you who DO live and die with the Celtics, a hearty congratulations to you.  That was one helluva statement game last night.

Hot day at Fenway

Spent a nice, hot day at the park.  Second time I’ve seen Masterson this year (first was in AA); he looked damned good.  So did Bedard.  I haven’t read up any recaps; but I was surprised they didn’t leave Bedard in for 1 more lefty batter, especially since that batter hit the game winning home run.

Camden Yards, the Red Sox vacation home

When they say Fenway South, they ain’t kidding.  The reaction as heard on TV when Manny hit his 500th was unbelievable; I can imagine what it was like for those who were there.

For those who have not made the trek to Camden Yards for a Sox/O’s game, I cannot recommend it enough.  Longtime participants have been a few times; yours truly even organized a couple of pretty big outings there in 2004 and 2005 (big enough where the O’s still call me every spring!)

Baltimore is a great place for a getaway..whether it be for the weekend, or just a couple of warm days during the week.  With kids, or without.  Lots of great stuff to do; even if you DON’T get to Camden Yards…although it really is a great place to see a game.

If you do go to Charm City for a trip, be sure not to miss the Fell’s Point and Federal Hill areas…don’t confine yourself to the Inner Harbor.  It is all fairly close, and it is all worth the effort.

And be sure to visit Salt, voted best new restaurant in Baltimore in 2006!