April 1st was a big day for Red Sox fans – Opening Day 2013! During lunchtime, the building where I intern (101 Arch St.) celebrated Red Sox Opening Day for this season by serving free hotdogs, ice cream (Red Sox Slush) and snacks for the people who worked in this building. Even though I am not a big fan of baseball, I know it definitely means a lot for every Boston citizen and other baseball fans from all over the world. How lucky am I!?
Tons of People Celebrate Opening Day
The lobby crowded with people standing in front of the big screen, getting ready to watch the opening game. At first, I wasn’t sure what was going on. I walked in the lobby after picking up my lunch and was shocked by the lively scene. I asked someone wearing a Red Sox T-shirt what was going on. He explained to me that watching the Red Sox opening game was a tradition in the building that had been started five years ago.
Baseball Player Ice Sculpture
This was the second time I got to see ice sculptures in Boston. My first ice-sculpture experience was on New Year’s Eve at Copley. It looked like a real player who was ready to hit the ball.
Traditional Food For A Baseball Game
Red Sox fans cannot enjoy the baseball game without hotdogs, peanuts, and ice cream. Even though I had already eaten, it looked so yummy, I had to try some. It tasted the same as the food served outside of Fenway Park. However, this time, it was all free! For anyone reading this, don’t miss opening day next year at the 101 Arch St. office building.
Wally - The Green Monster
I took a picture with Wally! It was the most exciting thing of the day. Wally, the green monster, is the official Boston Red Sox mascot. Wally is a nickname for the 37-foot 6-inch wall in left field at Fenway Park. I saw Wally for the first time last year, when I went to Fenway Park for a baseball game, but he was so far away from my seat. Someone told me the mascot at the office was the same Wally that attends the games at Fenway. How could I miss this great opportunity to take picture with him! He was so cute!