Game One: Red Sox @ Detroit April 5th
Home Opener: Tampa Rays @ Boston April 13th
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION GAME: NY Yankees @ Boston April 20th
* * Some Interleague Play: Phillies (road) May 18-20
Nationals (home) June 8-10
Marlins (home) June 19-21 (now Miami Marlins)**
Braves (home) June 22-24
– fenway fruitgirl 2011 “BEHIND THE NET”
Other than both men being the best RED SOX starting pitchers in the 2010 season, they have both had the rare opportunity to be in the spotlight for pitching No-Hitters for their team at the starts of their professional careers. Buchholz and Lester are stellar athletes and wonderful representatives of their team, as well as the new 2011 line of CHARITY WINES brought to us by Andrew Graff’s Winchendon Massachusetts-based Longball Cellars/VinLozano Imports.
Maybe it was a “Pep Talk” given by Francona in the privacy of the clubhouse, or Curt Young’s finally bonding with his pitching starters…or maybe the guys just finally CLICKED together, not sure which…..but glad it happened !! The bats are waking-up too, so the little voice in my brain is shouting: LOOK-OUT MLB (the Sox are armed and dangerous)
April 8th, 2011 It was finally the day to open the big gates of Fenway to let in the masses. The home opener was scheduled for a 2:05pm start time in the 1st game of the series against the New York Yankees.
* I want to thank my awesome and generous friend Kim for an excellent adventure!
The boys let off some steam after the game at the Annual Welcome Home Dinner & Celebration at the House Of Blues.
There are 29 games left in the regular 2010 baseball season for the Boston Red Sox.
Do they want to stop playing baseball on October 3rd, 2010 ? No, they don’t.
Beltre, Drew, Ortiz, Scutaro, Lowell, Martinez & (soon) Varitek know how to play ball, they are great position players, and can rack-up the numbers at the plate – against all odds – like no others. The kids are doing the best they can to hold things together. Kalish, McDonald, and Nava were literally thrust into the MLB spotlight and expected to be “RED SOX WORTHY” from day one….and they have been great. (But our division is the AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST)
We do not have the talents of Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Mike Cameron to help fight the tough battles…..and there is simply no use crying over spilled milk. The fans & media need to focus on what we DO have, not what we DON’T.
I have seen miracles happen at Fenway Park, and I’ve watched my team steal a victory out of the clutches of their opponents many, many times…..and I think that 8 games back in the standings with 29 games left to play still holds some hope, and I want to see the boys play hard to climb that ladder….not just for our sake, but for their own.
I love my team. God Bless The Boston Red Sox.
– fenway fruitgirl 2010 “BEHIND THE NET”
New Blog Title (was: fruitgirl-at-large) now: Fenway Fruitgirl
Sorry for the change/disruption in the universe. Apparently there is a Mets fan from California named fruitgirl – and I would like to be distinguished from her.
I have been, and will always be…..a Boston Red Sox fan.
May The Sox Be With You All.
Have a great day.