Want Cubs-Red Sox tickets? Feelin’ lucky?

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This summer the Cubs are coming to Fenway Park for the first time since the 1918 World Series.*  It’s gonna be a tough ticket. So tough that the Sox are going to sell them via random drawing.  Yankees tickets too, though I’m guessing they’ve done that before. They’re also drawing for Green Monster seats and for seats on the roof deck in right field.  All of the details for the drawing are here.

Serious question:  are the Monster seats any good?  I mean, I know that they’re probably fun to sit in because, hey, they’re on the Green Monster, but how’s the view?  Are they substantially better than bleacher seats in other parks?  I presume they’re a little bit better seeing as though they’re closer, but are they so much better than your usual outfield seats that they’re worth the enormous expense and that they justify random drawings?  Or is it just hype?

I honestly have no idea.  I just know that I’m usually not all that happy when I have to sit in the bleachers when I go to the ballpark.

*For fun: who can tell me what was unique about the 1918 World Series.  No lookin’ it up either.

Red Sox Triple-A team to ban people named Tyler and Austin from stadium on May 5 and 6 as part of promotion

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The Pawtucket Red Sox, obviously the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox, have come up with an interesting promotion for the weekend of May 5 and 6, when they host the Yankees’ Triple-A team from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This, of course, references last week’s benches-clearing fracas between the Red Sox and Yankees that involved Joe Kelly and Tyler Austin. Kelly slid hard into second base, which upset Brock Holt. The benches emptied as the two jawed at each other, but no punches were thrown. Later in the game, Kelly threw at Austin and the benches emptied again. Punches were thrown this time and both players were given suspensions.

The major league Red Sox visit the Yankees May 8-10. As far as we’re aware, people named Joe or Kelly are allowed to attend.