Knit a Homerun for the Hometeam: A Stitch 'N Pitch Updatecomments (1) July 30th, 2008
Stitch'N Pitch started four years ago right here in Seattle and I felt my first jolt of civic pride in my new home city at last year's Mariner's game. This TNNA sponsored event offers specially priced tickets for baseball and needle arts fans. I am a diehard Red Sox fan and I was blown away by the excitement and beauty of Safeco Field and felt right at home being surrounded by throngs of talented stitchers.
I wrote up a post earlier this season about Stitch 'N Pitch and I heard from many Red Sox fans asking how they could bring this event to Fenway Park in Boston. I called up TNNA and I spoke with the very helpful Jane Miller, here's what she said about Fenway:
"They won't do it."
"They won't do it" she said again. "Neither will the Yankees"
Okay, so this isn't the first time that the Red Sox have disappointed their fans but if 2004 taught us anything it is to not give up hope. So I asked her what we could do? Jane seemed doubtful (but haven't we all felt that way about the Red Sox?) so she mentioned that the Red Sox minor league team at Mc Coy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island had a Stitch'N Pitch program (this year the game was in May, so we'll have to wait until next year). I pressed her (gently) about Fenway. Jane suggested (equally gently) that anyone who wanted to bring Stitch'N Pitch to any hometeam* could go to the Stitch'N Pitch site for additional info. You can also request, via the site, a pamphlet with further details on how to get started: just click on 'contact' and send a request.
(* The decision is up to Fenway)
You might already be sitting pretty: over twenty five other major league teams and over a hundred minor league teams do have Stitch'N Pitch nights and you can go to the site to find out if your team does and find a schedule.
Okay, Red Sox fans, now that the curse has been lifted we need something else to focus on. Game on for a Stitch 'N Pitch at Fenway!
As for Yankee Stadium? No comment.
Thanks to Jane Miller for her help (and sympathy).