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We shipped up to Boston for Game one and two of the World Series, and it was the experience of a lifetime. Why the Red Sox you might be asking... Daniel plays for the Diamondbacks... Well let me tell you, this Wasinger family has connections all over the baseball world, and we may be Diamondbacks fans these days, but we also love that dirty Boston water too.
Some of you may not know this, but Daniel's dad is one of the top scouts for the Red Sox; he has been with the organization for seventeen years now. So that means that he's not only responsible for this years World Series team, but he's responsible for the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series teams too. Now I know what you're thinking, and yes, he is some sort of a bad ass.
So as the Red Sox got closer and closer to the World Series, Daniel and I decided that it was a once in a lifetime experience that we didn't want to miss out on together. Before Boston even clinched their spot, we booked our flights and hoped for the best. That's exactly what we got. I've never been to Boston, let alone Fenway Park for the World Series, and I was about to experience Boston for the first time like no one else has.
Our first night there, we all dressed to the nines for the World Series Gala. Daniel and I had dinner at Capital Grille in downtown Boston where we met some of pro baseball's elite. The next day was a day I will never forget. When Daniel's dad got our tickets, I literally did a happy dance and jumped up and down. All day, Daniel told me that I would have to be the luckiest girl in the world to experience game one of the World Series as my first time in Fenway Park. That day, I became the luckiest girl in the world. We watched Chris Sale and Clayton Kershaw battle it out in game one and we came away with a win. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
Game two the next day was much of the same, except a lot colder. My poor fragile Louisiana bones were not used to the kind of cold that they have in Boston. That didn't keep me from singing "Sweet Caroline" at the top of my lungs though. After experiencing both games, we spent our last day exploring downtown Boston. We went to Faneuil Hall to eat and shop and then took a bus tour of Historic Boston. Daniel and I visited Sam Adams's grave and then sat across the street at the Beantown Pub and toasted a cold Sam Adams Boston Lager.
All in all, it was the trip of a lifetime and one I will never forget. Sitting at home a few days later watching the Red Sox win the World Series was just the icing on top of the cake. Daniel's dad is without a doubt one of the hardest working men that I know. He stays out of the spotlight, and he works quietly behind the scenes year round, traveling away from his family, to city after city, state after state and even to different countries to help build the best team and organization in the league. To be with him and apart of this family to see it all pay off made pride swell in my heart.
And finally... That was the official end of our hectic, exciting, and adventurous 2018 baseball season.