Baseball road trip begins with a swing and a miss!
June 5, 2008- Boston Red Sox VS Tampa Bay Rays
This was a game that every major MLB Tours group should have been at! It was probably the most exciting game that I have ever been to in my life. We knew that there had been a run in the night before with Coco Crisp’s controversial slide into second base and were expecting some type of payback.
What we weren’t expecting was for it to happen so early in the game! James Shield was the starting pitcher for the Rays and Coco came up to bat in the second inning and was hit by the pitch in the thigh. At first it appeared that Coco was just going to go to first base. However, that was not the case Coco through his gear down and charged the pitcher’s mound. Starting an uproar in the crowd and on the field he was outnumbered to begin with but soon each team was on the field including the bullpen! After the fight was broke up both Coco and Shield were ejected from the game. This was a great beginning to our MLB road trip!