It's a big sporting day in Boston: Bruins-Caps playoff game at TD Garden and Red Sox-Yankees at Fenway. Jessica Camerato may be the only person in town who's attending both. Here's her report:
12:00pm: Arrived at stop 1 for the day: Fenway Park for Red Sox - Yankees.
Before we start, alittle background info: I cover the Boston Celtics as my main beat but I actually got my start in Boston sports in 2005 as a PA for the Red Sox Spanish Radio Broadcast. Over the years I have continued covering the team while spending most of my time with the C's. Later on today I will be going to the Bruins - Capitals playoff game at TD Garden. One of the silver linings of the NBA lockout was that I got the opportunity to cover NHL hockey for the first time before the hoops season started back up. That's the great thing about working in Boston -- seems like there is always an exciting team to cover.
But back to Fenway -- picked up my media credential and now I'm settling into the press box. There are four rows of elevated seats overlooking home plate with glass windows. This is where the reporters and media relations staff watch the game from. There is an additional work space in the back with TV screens, which is usually occupied during big games when there is a media overflow.
The field is empty for now and players will be coming out shortly to get ready for the game. The clubhouse opens at 12:30 (three-and-a-half hours before a game, unlike the NBA which is an-hour-and-a-half), so it's time to head downstairs. Talk to you in a bit ...