The 2010 Baseball season has officially begun, and is being celebrated, criticized and speculated nation-wide. The president threw out the first pitch for the NL Champion Phillies yesterday when they played the Washington Nationals in Arlington Virginia, and on Easter, the official 2010 baseball season was launched by a Sunday night game between two of the game’s biggest rivals – the World Champion New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
from: Mike Adams’ sports blog*
Congrats to 90-year old Boston Red Sox allum Johnny Pesky on receiving an Honorary Degree from Salem State College. (Doctorate In Humane Letters) And to Terry Francona for his 492nd win in Seattle on Saturday….only 8 more until your 500th career win as a Red Sox Manager !! Also, star closer Jonathan Papelbon has only 9 saves until he reaches Bob Stanley’s franchise record of 132 saves !! Excellent job, and congrats to all.
David Ortiz is set to return to the lineup on Tuesday night at Fenway against the 1st place Toronto Blue Jays. Big Papi missed 3 games in Seattle. Sox slugger Kevin Youkilis will be off the 15 day DL on Wednesday and in the lineup against the Jays. Mark Kotsay will be returning to the bench very soon. And “Dice-K” Matsuzaka will return to his team to pitch in Friday’s game against the NY Mets at Fenway Park. Matsuzaka has been absent from the starting lineup since game 3 of the 2009 season. Welcome back boys !!
While in Seattle, 4 team members were visited by family and friends – because they live in the Northwest area in the off season. Jon Lester (Tacoma WA.), Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras OR.), Jason Bay (Kirkland WA.), and Jeff Bailey (Kelso WA.). Hope you all had fun catching-up, there will be no more visits from the team to Seattle this season (unless the post season mandates).
I think that FENWAY FRUITGIRL’s ranting and polling and complaining about the horrid BLUE SOCKS that were worn on the 1st West Coast trip with the new uniforms…..made the offensive blue hosiery disappear !! Good !! We are the RED SOX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!