Tagged: NESN

Manny Delcarmen’s Bowlin’ For Strikes Benefit

After a long west coast roadtrip, the Boston Red Sox are back in town….and need to unwind. The Fenway neighborhood was alive again with excitement and a party atmosphere last night when Red Sox pitcher and Boston native Manny Delcarmen threw a bash to raise money for Boston Public Schools at his 3rd annual  BOWLIN’ FOR STRIKES fundraiser.

A summertime funky bowling party presented by New England Sporting Goods Giant NEW BALANCE, and sponsored by WAAF (radio), NESN (tv), and JILLIAN’S – Boston brought-out many of the Sox team and their families. In attendance at Jillian’s were:  Manny Delcarmen, John Lackey, Daniel Bard, Jeremy Hermida, Bill Hall, Mike Cameron, Clay Buchholz, Daniel Nava, Jonathan Papelbon, Josh Beckett, Jason Varitek, Mike Lowell, Tim Wakefield, Dustin Richardson, Scott Atchison, Adrian Beltre, and Angel Sanchez. (Quite an impressive showing!) 

A fun and festive night was had by all who attended, and the money raised will be put to great use in the public schools of Boston. Thanks to all who donated their time, bid generously at the silent auction, bowlers, sponsors and spectators. (Special thanks to Sports Identity for their hard work putting this event together)

For information on past events, or to donate to Manny Delcarmen’s foundation, please contact:    

www.mannyd17.com

– fenway fruitgirl  2010 

 

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1st Annual RUN FOR HOME BASE (Fenway Park)

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On a simply beautiful Sunday morning at Fenway Park, the Red Sox Foundation presented the very first annual RUN FOR HOME BASE 9K race May 23, 2010.

(What started-out as foggy, then slightly humid, them partly cloudy, then sunshiney…..)
After an early 5am start for the volunteers this morning, Fenway later opened it’s gates to the public to view the race & cheer-on all the racers. The event had the calm and happy mood of a street fair….happy families everywhere. People were enjoying the morning with friends, kids playing in the game area, posing with Wally or getting faces painted, or balloon animals made for them….or simply relaxing with refreshing snacks while viewing the 2004 & 2007 World Series Trophies near the bleachers. After the race was finished, attendees could walk the entire track around the park and view the scoreboard, the Green Monster, and the dugouts at a leisurely Sunday pace.
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The well-organized event was sponsored by the Red Sox Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, New Balance, The Boston Globe, BAE Systems, Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill, NESN, WAAF Radio (97.7/107.3) & Picerne Military Housing.  
For Information on the Home Base Program, contact:    homebaseprogram@partners.org  or call:  (617) 724-5202
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Hope to see you all there again next year!
2,033 racers finished the race on  5/23/10  at Fenway Park (official Red Sox tally)
 
 
 
 
Mrs. David Ortiz  finished number  1151
Mrs. Dustin Pedroia  finished  number   1233
Terry Francona’s Son  finished  number  483
Rafe Anderson  (Sawxheads.com Honcho)  finished  number  969
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Excellent finishes !!   (over $ 2 Million Raised)  *special thanks to the Red Sox Foundation for all that they do.*
– fenway fruitgirl  (BEHIND THE NET) 2010
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Mother’s Day

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Last Night’s game at Fenway was a fairly short fight between NY and Boston. The Sox had it goin’ on since the very beginning. We scored first…and often. Nice Mother’s Day gift for me, and the many mom-sicles out at the game on such a chilly May night.

Now the Evil Empire’s minions have slithered-out of our city….and life as an extremely fortunate sports town can resume again. Tonight’s matchup features John Lackey on the mound for the Sox vs. Toronto’s Brandon Morrow….leading-off a three game series that could elevate us into third place in the AL East, if played correctly.
Amidst Saturday night’s fiasco at Fenway, there were some noteable milestones and accomplishments worth mentioning.
Terry Francona is now soley in 3rd place in Red Sox record books, historically for managing his 1,004th game as a Red Sox manager, surpassing Bill Carrigan (1,003).
Boston Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez had his 1,000th career hit on Saturday in the 3rd inning…with a Homer !!
Mr. Jonathan Papelbon (Closer Extrordinaire) is tied for 1st place in the American League with 8 saves.
Tonight’s game is at Fenway Park….kicking-off a 3-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. Game # 33 will begin at 7:10pm and be aired on NESN.

Masterson Will Be Missed

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Boy wonder, Boston Red Sox resident preacher and bull pen ray of sunshine Justin Masterson has been traded to the Cleveland Indians on Friday July 31st.

Born in Jamaica, the tall farmboy with a rocket arm and a heart of gold did a post-trade interview with NESN Friday afternoon in Baltimore saying how sad he was to be leaving Boston and his team, but understanding that baseball is a business. He took some pride in the fact that he was traded for the likes of a player of Victor Martinez’s caliber. Masterson is known for his modesty, he has tremendous potential and is only beginning his illustrious career in the majors. I look forward to following his career as a baseball fan, and as a fan of Justin Masterson as an individual.

In my personal opinion, it was a mistake to trade our golden boy for a catcher we did not need. We had the need for pitching and shortstop players, not 1st base and catching. And the scouts for the Cleveland Indians are no dummies, they did not want Buchholz, who we tried to jam down their throats, they demanded more – they wanted Justin Masterson. Why didn’t you just say NO Theo? 

 

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