Camden woman wins Stephen King's Sox postseason ticketsGrant, 73, could attend 11 home playoff games — if Sox keep winning
Camden — The 1967 Boston Red Sox season was dubbed “The Impossible Dream.”
Bea Grant's impossible sports dream came true this week, thanks to one of the Boston Red Sox's most well-known and avid fans.
The 73-year-old Camden resident won a contest Monday, Sept. 30 on radio station 100.3 WKIT-FM of Bangor, winning lifetime Boston Red Sox fan Stephen King's tickets for all of the team's upcoming home playoff games.
King owns the radio station.
“Yesterday after I found out I had goose bumps, I had tears in my eyes and I was just laughing most of the day,” Grant said. “I was just so excited.”
Grant could potentially attend 11 games, should Boston advance to Game 7 of the World Series. The Red Sox finished the regular season with a 97-65 record, tied with St. Louis for the best record in baseball.
Should Boston advance to the World Series, it would have home-field advantage due to the American League defeating the National League in this year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Grant said those who entered the contest had to register online and listen for the Red Sox Player of the Day announcement on the radio station, then go to their entry form and plug in the player's name, which qualified the entrant for the grand prize drawing.
Grant, along with another fan, Cathy Haney, won two tickets for the entire upcoming postseason run, according to the WKIT website. Haney's town of residence was not available.
“I wasn't listening to the radio that morning when they drew the names,” Grant said. “And my daughter called me and said, 'You won!' And I said, 'I won what?' ”
After she recalled what she had won, Grant “couldn't believe it.”
Grant has been to “probably 10” Sox games. She is a lifelong fan of the team, having watched the Sox with her father.
Grant goes to Bangor on Wednesday, Oct. 2 to pick up her tickets. The Sox's first playoff game is Friday, Oct. 4, where they will face either the Cleveland Indians or the Tampa Bay Rays in the best-of-five American League Divisional Series.
Grant said she plans to take her son, Shawn Berry, or her daughter-in-law, April Berry, to Friday's game. She will take the train to Boston for the first two games this weekend. King also will attend the games in the same seating area.
Grant said her seats are located close to the field on the third-base side of the park, and since they are King's seats, they have to be in the vicinity of home plate, which will give her a bird's-eye view of the playoff action.
Grant did not know how many of the playoff games she would be able to attend or her mode of transportation to Boston, but the train in one possibility.
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Mark is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, fantasy sports, the AMC drama "Breaking Bad" and iced coffee.
He resides in Thomaston with his wife Jenn and sons Beckett and Austin.
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