Tuesday, January 31, 2012
My First IP Auto of 2012: Sean Casey
I was riding home from work yesterday on the T and remembered that tickets for most Red Sox games went on sale this past Saturday, so I stopped by the stadium to get tickets for the Marlins, Braves, and Angels series. When I was walking from Fenway to Kenmore, I saw Sean Casey coming up the street with a few other guys. I didn't realize the Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser was that night, so I wasn't sure if it was even him.
Fortunately, I had been using an index card as a bookmark in the book I was reading, but I had no writing utensil. I ran down to the bank in Kenmore Square where my friend works, and I interrupted him to grab a sharpie off his desk. I raced back up the street and caught Sean in front of Cask & Flagon. He was his usual friendly and talkative self, explaining that he was in town for Theo's charity event.
It was a great surprise to run into one of the nicest (former) players in the game, and I really wish I still had MLB Network so I could see him on a nightly basis. Good first IP auto of the year!