Fenway Fabulous

Sunday, September 27th 2015

Big Leaguers

Big Leaguers

 

After working Red Sox games for the past couple years, but never making it to a game, my worlds collided yesterday at Fenway Park.  Although I’d thought to organize my family into the countryside somewhere to view the SuperMoon Eclipse, what materialized instead was the offering of work at Fenway before Sunday’s game (as juggler) and after (as face painter). When my agent/boss pointed out I would need to find “something to do” during the game, it became a no brainer.

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Grand Stand Grandness

 

Here I am amid the throngs streaming down Yawkey Way beforehand:

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When along comes my personal peanut gallery:

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Fist Pump

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Thumbs Up

 

Turns out this is the LAST home game of the season, so Magic Mat and Big League Brian are quite sincere in their exuberance here after making it through the season:

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Where’s Gavin?

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Ta da!

 

First, “one more” trick:

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Is that your card?

 

Somehow we missed a photo with our favorite Russian Juggler, Benjamin the Clown! He made ClaraJane her pink flower balloon.  He’s not only our favorite, he’s my (pretend Russian) FATHER.  We love you Benjamin!! ♥ ♥ ♥

ClaraJane also got her face painted by the great Patty Sorell:

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Wally the Green Monster Cheek

 

It is a (shocking) paradox to me that of the thousands of faces I paint,  it is almost never my own daughter or son (I know… “cobbler’s kids”).   I soak this one up vicariously:

How Much is that Monster in the Mirror?

How Much is that (cute) Monster in the Mirror?

 

Speaking of work, here is the “Family Bathroom” where I once nursed ClaraJane intermittently throughout my EIGHT hour shift juggling when she was NINE DAYS old!

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No baby anymore (except she will always be my baby)

 

(That fateful day August 20th, 2011:  I’d actually had to wait in line with minor league players performing in that day’s exhibition.  I’m happy to say Fenway now has a wonderful privacy pod-thingy for moms who are nursing or pumping; and I hope a better potty provision for minor league players too.)

After some lovely time in the stands, the kids are ready to visit Wally’s Clubhouse, where we are greeted by the 9-foot Wally Balloon constructed for each each home game by my boss/agent/friend/engineering genius guy, Royal Sorell:

 

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Even taller than Paul

 

 

Gavin gets right to work at the virtual baseball game:

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While Daddy looks on in envy

 

And ClaraJane wastes no time raiding Wally’s Toys:

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Green Monster Toy Box

 

There is no rest for the weary,  and so Magic Mat is preparing for his next show.  Gavin takes this opportunity to give me a hard time for not having a nice sign for my gigs like this guy does:

Only $20 bucks at Vista Print? What the heck Mom!

Only $20 bucks at Vista Print? What the heck Mom!

 

It’s ironic to have my very excuse for not being on top of things, giving me sh*t for not being on top of things.  To that end I also need one of these:

Fenway Face Painting; $1 Million Dollars

Fenway Face Painting;            $1 Million Dollars

 

On with the show though (albeit not mine this time):

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You can also see Magic Mat RandomEffects.com

 

After the game, fans were invited to RUN THE BASES!  First the boys root root root for the home team dugout:

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Digging the Dugout

 


Then Paul chases the kids around the diamond:

2015 Base Running @Fenway [36 seconds]:

 

I hang back because #work:

In my customary crown of sunbeams

In my customary crown of sunbeams

 

Which I enjoy “working” out in the field (face painting for Red Sox employee event) until the sun goes down.

And the SuperMoon Comes UP. 

SuperMoon over Fenway

Fenway SuperMoon

 

In conclusion, what we already know;  Fenway is Magic.

Ta da!

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performing artist, mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece... just a regular extraordinary person
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One Response to Fenway Fabulous

  1. Baba/Bubble Wow says:

    Fabulous! What a memory for the whole family! And ClaraJane — how fast she can run on those long legs! Thanks for sharing and I’m glad you also got to see the eclipse.

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