Nana and Papa are HUGE Boston Red Sox baseball fans. They never miss seeing a game. Their granddaughter Briana isn’t a big fan, but Nana is working on her. A few times a week Nana will excitedly inform Briana of the highlights and her granddaughter will just shake her head and say, “I don’t know what you’re talking about, I don’t watch baseball.” But Nana doesn’t give up. “Someday…” she replies, “someday you’re going to LOVE Baseball!”
Flat Stanley was actually excited to hear they were going to Fenway Park to see a game LIVE! Nana didn’t have to talk him into coming along!
“The Boston Red Sox are playing the Baltimore Orioles today.” Nana explained to Flat Stanley in the car.
“Which team is better?” Flat Stanley asked.
“Well usually, I’d always answer the Red Sox no matter what, but in this case, Baltimore really is about 15 games behind in wins. The Red Sox are tied with the New York Yankees for first place in their division.”
As they entered the ballpark, Flat Stanley had his trusty catching glove on, just in case a ball came flying his way, hopefully off of Mookie Betts’ bat! He loves watching the games at home with Nana and Papa and likes to call Mookie Betts, Moooooootts; it’s his little nickname Flat Stanley gave him.
“Mookie has the most homeruns this year out of all players in the league!” Papa announced. “He hit his 15th homerun last night!” Papa said smiling.
They found their seats near the bull pen. This is where the pitchers practice their throwing. It was an exciting place to sit. Flat Stanley loved watching all the players practicing.
Flat Stanley decided to go for a little walk around the park. When he made his way over to the dugout where all the batters sit waiting for their turn to hit the ball, he shouted out to Hanley and Mookie.
“Hey Mooots and Hanley, want to get a selfie with me?”
“Sure!, come on in here!” Mooots replied with his big ol’ smile.
A selfie to remember!
Flat Stanley made his way over to coach Cora, and started singing. “Put me in coach, I’m ready to play, today…” Cora was eating his sunflower seeds and spitting the shells on the ground.
“You’re going to have to prove yourself in college first, little man.” He informed him.
Flat Stanley was a little disappointed, and meandered back to his seat with Nana and Papa. He was jumping up and down and cheering with everyone else in the stands when the Red Sox made another good play.
The game was an exciting one! JD hit a homerun right over Flat Stanley’s head way up high curving around what Papa called the “Pesky Pole.”
“They call it the Pesky Pole,” Papa told him, “because Johnny Pesky curled a ball around it for a homerun in a very important game when I was a young boy.”
Flat Stanley looked up at the big yellow pole rising up into the sky and an idea to climb it came to mind. You know he wanted to, you know he had to; you know he DID!
From way up high on the pole, Flat Stanley watched another ball go sailing into the crowd off of JD’s bat! He hit TWO homeruns today, tying Mookie Betts for the most homeruns this season! So now, the top two homerun hitters in all of major league baseball, play for the Red Sox!
Flat Stanley was cheering and supporting his team! He loves baseball.
Flat Stanley carefully made his way down from the big yellow “Pesky Pole,” and snuck behind Manny Machado, who plays for the opposing team, the Baltimore Orioles. Flat Stanley began heckling him.
“Hey batter batter, heeyyyy batter batter, swing, swing and MISSSSS!!” Flat Stanley was laughing and then began singing a tune from The Lion King. “Swing and miss Machado, oooh yeahhh… acumba Machado!” And just like that he struck out! It worked!
Flat Stanley loved the game and being on the side of the winning team makes it much more fun! When the game ended with the score of 5 – 0 Boston, Flat Stanley made his way to the dugout once again to high five the winners! He gave a big high five to Brock Holt. Nana calls him “The Brock Star.”
It was a fun day at Fenway Park and everyone left with big smiles on their faces! I hope this finds you smiling too! Have a great week and subscribe so that Nana can send you an email whenever a new Flat Stanley Adventure is posted.