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my freaking awesome september

Well I recently got back from a weeklong road trip with a friend and two weeks of family vacation, and I know I posted a diary earlier on this with just the Seattle part, but I messed up with the links and before I really noticed, it was off the front page and nobody saw it. Also, I threw in the rest of the non-baseball stuff as well. Enjoy.

Friday, September 7 - Edmonton Eskimos vs. Calgary Stampeders
Commonwealth Stadium - Edmonton, Alberta

The Eskies suck and lose 20-17, but luckily cover the tie on my Sports Select ticket.

All 20 full-size photos on Photobucket

Saturday, September 8 - Kamloops Blazers vs. Prince George Cougars (exhibition)
Interior Savings Centre - Kamloops, British Columbia

Blazers win 4-3 in a decent game. Only the 4th WHL barn I've been in and it was a pretty nice place to watch a game.

All 17 full-size photos on Photobucket

Sunday, September 9 - Canada vs. Russia Super Series Game 8
GM Place - Vancouver, British Columbia

We were halfway to the game on the skytrain when we realized the tickets were sitting on the desk in the hotel room. Ended up missing most of the first which sucked but luckily we didn't miss much. Canada won 6-1 and the series 7-0-1, and my first Team Canada game was unbelievable, regardless of the less than exciting series. Best part of the game was when all the emotions boiled over and a line brawl started in the Russian end, which I have on video and must get on youtube sooner or later.

All 119 full-size photos on Photobucket

Monday, September 10 - Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners
Safeco Field - Seattle, Washington

Seats in the bleachers right above the A's bullpen. Daric Barton's first major league game and first hit, and Kurt Suzuki's grand slam helps the A's win 9-3.

All 61 full-size photos on Photobucket

Tuesday, September 11 - Safeco Field Tour

All 34 full-size photos on Photobucket

Tuesday, September 11 - Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners
Safeco Field - Seattle, Washington

The A's win again 7-4 as we watch from our 2nd row seats down the left field line. Dallas Braden is... Dallas Braden but Mike Piazza is tricked into thinking it's still 1999 and comes through with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's.

All 47 full-size photos on Photobucket

Wednesday, September 12 - Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners
Safeco Field - Seattle, Washington

Yuniesky Betancourt hits a walk off single to win the game for the Mariners after the A's make the mistake of thinking Andrew Brown could keep the tie intact for extra innings.

All 41 full-size photos on Photobucket

Tuesday, September 25 - Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox
Fenway Park - Boston, Massachusetts

The A's hang around for a bit, but the Red Sox offense is too much and Oakland loses 7-3. Regardless, my first game at Fenway will always be a great memory.

All 60 full-size photos on Photobucket

Wednesday, September 26 - Fenway Park Tour

All 30 full-size photos on Photobucket

Wednesday, September 26 - Oakland Athletics vs. Boston Red Sox
Fenway Park, Boston Massachusetts

The A's lose again 11-6, but not without seeing a couple mammoth home runs, including possibly Mike Piazza's last (that is if he didn't hit another one after this game... I'm not positive).

All 37 full-size photos on photobucket

All in all, it was an amazing couple of weeks. Fenway Park will always be a great memory, and I'm glad to have achieved one of those "things to do before you die" type of things. For anyone who hasn't been there, I suggest you do it and experience the history of such an amazing park.

If there's any errors with the links, let me know please.

Enjoy the pics.

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