“Mandatory work breaks,” the return of Brian Daubach, and the Cape Cod League
Welcome to the second edition of the Red Sox Insider Blog!
By the way, I’m thinking the blog needs a more creative name than that…it sounds a little too formal and stuffy for what it really is. What do you think? Please drop your suggestions in the comments section of the blog.
Anywho…here’s what’s putting dents in the Green Monster this week…
First of all, I know I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but everybody here in the Front Office has been asked to take a “mandatory break” from work today to submit their maximum 25 All-Star ballots online, so I think it’s the least I could do to make a plea for all of you to join us in trying to get our favorite Sox into the All-Star Game. Who’s with me??
If any of you were around Fenway Park recently, you may have recognized a familiar face. That’s because our good friend Brian Daubach (left) was back in Boston, catching a few Sox games as a fan, and signing autographs for fans at “Autograph Alley” inside Fenway Park. He also apparently managed to make some time to find a new job. Congrats to Brian on his new postion as hitting coach with the Nashua Pride. Brian joins former Red Sox Rick Miller (manager), and none other than, “El Guapo,” Rich Garces (who is also a coach for the Pride).
I hope those of you who caught last week’s episode of the Red Sox Report enjoyed all the behind the scenes footage from the “Blame it on the Rain” video shoot. Like I said, I was there for the shoot, and watching it take place has to rank as one of my top 10 experiences working here. Pure hilarity.
If you did watch it, please comment below and let me know what you thought of it.
This week’s episode of the Red Sox Report should be an instant classic as well. The whole episode is dedicated to taking an inside look at the infamous “Cape Cod League.”
For those of you who don’t know what the Cape Cod League is, I would DEFINITELY recommend checking it out. Before they were stars, Sox players like Jason Varitek and Justin Masterson (right) honed their skills in this league. Even if you already know a bit about the Cape Cod League, it’s still definitely worth watching. Filming for this episode began a year ago at this time, so suffice to say, a lot of effort and thought has gone into this show. I actually got a brief preview earlier this week, and I can’t wait to watch it in its entirety.
And as I mentioned last week, if you live out of market, or just don’t have NESN, and you’d like to watch the Red Sox Report, you can catch all of the episodes, at your convenience when you sign up to become a citizen of Red Sox Nation. Honestly, it only costs like 15 bucks for the year. In my opinion being able to view episodes of the Red Sox Report online every week is worth that alone, nevermind all the other benefits. And no, I don’t get a cut from every new citizen of Red Sox Nation, I just have a soft spot for the work our incredibly talented video production department does. But in case you are interested in signing up and getting to watch all these episodes, you can do so here.
Anyhow, a Red Sox exec (who will go unnamed) just came by to ask if I had finished submitting my All Star ballots yet (which I haven’t), so I should get going. But before I go, I want to put this question out there for you all to debate below: Who is the Red Sox first-half MVP? Here are the stats for your convenience. As one of my favorite SNL characters would say, “Discuss amongst yourselves…”
I look forward to seeing the discussion!
PS – For any of you who might have been curious, it’s my sad duty to report that the gummi bears in the Front Office break room have been replaced with Animal Crackers…