Tagged: Pitching-In For Kids




May 2010 262.jpgRed Sox Nation has shown it’s colors once again. The MLB will present it’s 2010 Roberto Clemente Award to Boston Red Sox’s senior pitcher tonight during World Series’ pre-game ceremonies at AT & T Park in lovely San Francisco. Bud Selig & company will make the prestigious award’s presentation to Timothy Wakefield for his many years of public service, far and beyond the norm….and very-well-deserved.

Tim is a resident of Melbourne Florida, and raises funds for children’s charities in his spacecoast town, as well as here in his team’s Boston-area. In New England, the Wakefields are major fundraisers for the FRANCISCAN HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN and PITCHING IN FOR KIDS (Boston-based Children’s Charitable Foundation) www.pitchinginforkids.org

In his free time during the hectic baseball season, Tim always makes time to visit children in area hospitals, and he and his lovely wife Stacey dedicate their time to fundraising for New England children’s charities.

Tim is the senior player on staff in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse, and is very well-respected by the entire crew. A beloved veteran player who commands respect on the mound, as well as off the field. All of Boston is pleased to see one of our own recognized for such an admirable cause. Roberto Clemente stressed the importance of charitable giving, and so does Mr. Tim Wakefield. It is a proud moment that Red Sox Nation can share tonight…together.

Well-done Mr. Wakefield. We tip our hats to you.



Wakefield Family.jpg– fenway fruitgirl 2010  “BEHIND THE NET”






Bat Flag.jpgThe 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Philles are arriving in Boston,and are beginning a three game series with the Boston Red Sox Friday June 11th at 7:05.

Veteran LHP Jamie Moyer will pitch against our RHP John Lackey on Friday, followed by an early Saturday game (4:10pm on FOX) featuring Philly RHP Joe Blanton vs. Sox RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, and ending on Sunday afternoon at 1:35pm with Philly Superstar LHP Cole Hamels pitching against Veteran RHP Tim Wakefield.

Monday will be a day-off for the Sox, where most will play in the Pitching-In For Kids Annual Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek Golf Tournament in Quincy. (I will blog about that event on Tuesday)

Tuesday welcomes the Arizona Diamondbacks to Fenway Park for 3 games (6/15-6/17). The pitching rotation right now for the Red Sox looks like: RHP Clay Buchholz, LHP Jon Lester, and RHP John Lackey to finish on Thurday.

Right after the D’Backs go, the Los Angeles Dodgers arrive! Manny Ramirez returns to Boston with his team of Dodger Blue, head by the big boss Joe Torre for 3 games next weekend. The Sox pitching rotation right now looks like:  RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, Veteran RHP Tim Wakefield, and RHP Clay Buchholz to finish INTERLEAGUE play at Fenway. (Road trip follows to Colorado Rockies & San Francisco Giants.

If Jon Lester wins his game on Wednesday June 16th vs. the Diamondbacks, it will be his  50th  win.
Captain Jason Varitek’s 80 career Homers at Fenway place him 17th all-time,and only 4 from Vern Stephens 16th place. Varitek is 5th in the AL – for catchers right now.

EQUIPMENT DRIVE  (AT  FENWAY PARK)    6/11/10 – 6/13/10
– drop off new and used sporting equipment at the entrance gates to Fenway Park this weekend for their annual equipment drive, and you will have a chance to win autographed memorabilia & valuable prizes.

– fenway fruitgirl  (BEHIND THE NET) 2010

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