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.

Nolan Arenado swats go-ahead homer for 1,000th career hit

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado entered Monday night’s game against the Nationals sitting on 997 hits for his career spanning seven seasons. Arenado hit an RBI double in the first inning, grounded out in the third, doubled again to lead off the fifth, then hit a solo homer to lead off the seventh, breaking a 5-5 tie. The homer, off of Wander Suero, represented the 1,000th career hit for Arenado.

Arenado now has four homers on the season along with 14 RBI, 15 runs scored, and a .281/.337/.483 batting line. He has recovered nicely after a slow start to the season — he had a .610 OPS following an 0-for-4 game against the Giants on April 13.