Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Former Sox Exec Lajoie Passes Away

Longtime baseball executive and former Red Sox consultant Bill Lajoie passed away on Tuesday at age 76. Reportedly, he was a prime mover of the trade that sent Hanley Ramirez to the Marlins for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell. After Theo Epstein's brief departure in 2005, Lajoie helped run baseball operations on Yawkey Way and supposedly pushed for the trade that helped lead to the 2007 World Championship. Lajoie was most famous for building the 1984 World Championship Tigers club.

Vote On Gonzalez Nickname

You can log on to the NESN website to make your choice from among four potential nicknames for new Red Sox first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez. VOTE HERE.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

HOF'er Gammons Addresses BoSox

The Hot Stove Luncheon of the BoSox Club was held today at the Newton Marriott. Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons (NESN, MLB Network) addressed the gathering of over 200 Sox fans and talked about the myriad of options the Red Sox will face in this sure-to-be-wild off-season. He revealed that the Yankee brain trust was in Arkansas today wining and dining Cliff Lee and also surmised that the Sox will have their pick of bullpen options among "20 or 30 possibilities" on the open market to fill in behind Papelbon and Bard. Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino was also present to accept a $22,000 check from the BoSox Club to the Red Sox Foundation.

(Photo by Ernie Paicopolos)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rico And Kalish Highlight August Luncheon

Red Sox legend Rico Petrocelli and rookie star Ryan Kalish highlighted an exciting August luncheon for BoSox Club members. Also in attendance were Mariners relief pitcher Brian Sweeney and M's coach and former Sox outfielder Lee Tinsley.

Rico told some great stories of his experiences in the 1967 and 1975 World Series, as well as reflecting on the importance of 1967 in transforming forever the character of Red Sox Nation.

Kalish talked about the thrill of competing in the big leagues and the need to be able to beat the best pitch of the best pitchers. He also spoke about the crazed intensity of teammate Dustin Pedroia.

These are the kinds of "behind the scenes" insights you get with membership in the BoSox Club. Join today!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dewey And Zim Highlight June Luncheon

Two great Red Sox names from the 1970's—former manager Don Zimmer and right-fielder Dwight Evans—addressed the June BoSox Club luncheon at the Westin in Waltham on June 30th.

Dewey recounted his experiences in the 1975 World Series and traded stories with '75 Reds Alum Rawly Eastwick.

Zimmer spoke about his joy filling out the same line-up card of All-Starts on the late '70's Red Sox teams—including the likes of Evans, Rice, Lynn, Fisk, Remy and Burelson.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Board Member "Runs To Home Base"

BoSox Club Board member Paul Shorthose participated in the “Run to Home Base” event at Fenway yesterday. Paul personally raised $1600 - and he finished a very respectable 1000 – out of 2000!

If any other BoSox Club members participated, please let us know—and send us any pictures you have!

Friday, March 12, 2010

2010 BoSox Club BBQ Information Coming Soon!

All BoSox Club members will be receiving an email shortly with the invite and order forms for the 2010 BBQ events at Fenway!

Meet Red Sox Legends and Wally the Green Monster, as we gather for a great BBQ before a game at Fenway. You will meet Red Sox Legends & Wally the Green Monster. We have scheduled games on w/end nights & in summer hoping to see more kids again this year!! We will be raising money for the Foundation to be Named Later (A Red Sox Foundation Charity) through a raffle of exciting Red Sox memorabilia and future game tickets. Game tickets are in Section 8 - an upgrade from Section 7, last year!

This year we have been able to book some great games, including two games with the Yankees, and games with the Phillies, Angels and Rangers!

All tickets will be mailed out by around April 24th.

Note: Aramark increased the price of the BBQ by $2 for 2010. We have only increased our prices by $1.

Look for the email soon!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The BoSox Club Is Now On Facebook!

Now you can follow the activities and events of the BoSox Club in a new way—on our Facebook page! Click here to access the page and join in as a member!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Here BoSox Fans, Truck Day!

Sometime around noon today, a large equipment van will slowly pull away from Fenway Park on a nearly 1,500-mile journey to Fort Myers. Yes, it is finally here—Truck Day. Forget about the first robin being spotted in some bog on Nantucket, this is the official start of Spring in New England. Bats, balls, gloves, ace bandages, they're all being transported to that land of eternal optimism—Florida. And our special little holiday is pure Boston, right?

Not so fast! Now we get word that a half a dozen or so other MLB teams are horning in on this previously exclusive Boston ritual. Kind of like when the Mets tried to use Sweet Caroline to get their moribund fans to root for that fiasco in Flushing. It didn't work. You can't copy genuine spontaneity. And you can't fake like you have a good team. Something tells me that Truck Day for the Mets, Cubs, Indians and Royals will not quite capture the magic that happens every year along Yawkey Way. Don't worry, Boston. Truck Day will always be ours. And ours alone.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Interview With Sox #1 Prospect Casey Kelly

When you're a young, multi-skilled athlete like #1 Sox prospect Casey Kelly, you never know how information will come to you. When Kelly's name was being bandied about as the centerpiece of various off-season trades, he had no clue. "My best friend from high-school called me and said I was in a few trade proposals", said Kelly, appeared recently at the Jimmy Fund's "New Stars For Young Stars V" at Jillian's. BoSox Club Board Member Ernie Paicopolos had a chance to chat with Kelly briefly during a break in the festivities.

Kelly couldn't be bothered by the Hot Stove trade chatter. He was too focused on figuring out his best route to the major leagues--as a shortstop or a pitcher. In December, he and the Red Sox made the decision that the mound was going to be his ticket to the Bigs. The word is that he could be an elite starter--with a plus 12-6 curveball, a low-to-mid 90s fastball, and a decent change-up. So far, the results have been impressive and he is likely to be in the AA Sea Dogs starting rotation in 2010.

Does he have any regrets about laying down the lumber for the rosin bag? "Not really. This is the best chance I have at a good long career in the major leagues."

Kelly was recruited as a QB by Tennessee (he threw for 4,212 yards and 37 touchdowns in High School), and is a prime example of the kind of athleticism the Red Sox are looking for in their player development process.

Look for Kelly to be on the hill at Fenway in a few short years.