J.D. Drew, the Grand Canyon, and a Dominican orphanage
Wow…I have to say…as the 11th inning ran into the 12th and then the 12th inning rolled into the 13th, and the 13th into the 14th, I began to wonder if the commissioner had an escape route planned… I’m certain I was not alone. Thankfully for all parties involved, J.D. Drew and Michael Young helped pull the American League on to victory. I’m not sure how many people (not named Scott Boras) would have predicted J.D. winning the All-Star MVP in his first year as an all-star, however, I guess it’s not all that out of the blue considering his ALCS heroics last year, and the stellar numbers he’s put up this year. So a big congrats to J.D. on a great first-half, and a well deserved All-Star MVP award!!
Now here’s what’s putting dents in the Green Monster this week…
Well…I can’t say I didn’t ask for it! I asked all of you to send in your best pictures from all around the country and the world where you were decked out in Red Sox gear. And I received a ton! I have to say they were thoroughly entertaining to look at. It’s so impressive how expansive and well traveled our fan base is! I’ll try to profile a fan picture every now and then here on the blog, so keep sending the photos. Here we see Gary, obviously a big Red Sox fan. Jay, from Maine, sent me this picture of himself with his Red Sox hat at the Grand Canyon. I’m looking forward to seeing some more great photos from all of you!
Lastly, I want to give another (very well deserved shout-out) to my co-workers who are spending two weeks down in the Dominican Republic right now. In case
you missed it, they are down there as part of the Red Sox Lindos Suenos program.
In this, the program’s 5th year, the 12 Massachusetts teen participants, and 12 Dominican teen participants are building a baseball field for an orphanage in San Pedro. All reports I’ve heard say that the kids and the Red Sox staff members who are leading their trip are having a great time working on the baseball field, playing with the kids at the orphanage, and playing baseball each afternoon. They even won their first game yesterday against a team from Savana Perdida! Congrats! There are also reports that there is a mustache-growing contest amongst members of the Red Sox Front Office who are leading the trip. Several attempts to obtain photo documentation/confirmation have been unsuccessful thus far…
Now here’s hoping that the AL winning the home field advantage for the World Series will mean something to all of us come October!
All the best from inside the Front Office!