Mr. H took me on a short trip down memory lane this morning when he sent me an article about the FIRST Red Sox game we ever went to together on May 11, 2004 at Fenway Park. The previous night, right before we fell asleep, I asked him if he was officially my boyfriend – and he said YES! The coolest part is that not only was this our first game together, and the first public outing as bf/gf – but it was Manny Ramirez’s first game as an official U.S. citizen!
May 11, 2004 — Waving a miniature U.S. flag as runs out to his position in left field, Ramirez (left) celebrates his newfound U.S. citizenship, which he was granted at a naturalization ceremony in Miami the day before. Displaying the exuberance he would carry throughout the 2004 season after nearly being traded for Alex Rodriguez the previous winter, a happy Manny made that a day to remember for all in attendance.
We will always remember that day of firsts. Unfortunately, Manny Ramirez no longer plays for the Red Sox (sad) – but next Friday he is coming with the Los Angeles Dodgers to OUR town to play against the Braves. I know Mr. H has tickets – and if I am lucky he’ll let me tag along to see our friend Manny. Maybe I will even sport my Manny shirt…even though its Sox colors, hehe.
The Thirty-Something Bride says
Go Cubs! 🙂