Brita Meng Outzen/Boston Red Sox
19-17…I mean…c’mon!? I’ll tell you what, it was a busy night (and continues to be a very busy day) for our folks in the Media Relations department, who had to go through and research all of the records broken, etc. from last night’s game.
Personally, I’m just relieved we won the game. I can’t even believe I have to type that, after we were up 10-0 after the first inning. You know, they say you never forget your major league debut….I’d have to say that’s going to be particularly true for Charlie Zink…
Well…there wasn’t much that wasn’t putting dents in (or over) the Wall last night…
But Thank Goodness… this game ended the way that it did because I’m not sure I would have been able to write a blog entry today had we lost that game. Really…I mean that. But can we please take a moment to reflect on Youk’s career year? Where would we be right now without him?? Nevermind, don’t answer that… Brita Meng/Boston Red Sox
Anyhow here’s what’s putting dents in the Green Monster this week…
Earlier today, we put out a press release announcing the details for Connecticut Day at Fenway Park. Most importantly for all Connecticans (I think i just made that word up), is that starting at Noon today, and closing at Noon on Monday the 18th, Connecticut residents age 18 or older can register for a random drawing to win the opportunity to purchase tickets to the Connecticut Day game, on August 31st.
Additionally, the first 100 Connecticut residents who sign up to become a member of Red Sox Nation during the registration period will automatically be able to purchase tickets for the Connecticut Day game.
In other news…as many of you may know, Jason Bay isn’t the only Bay enjoying some success lately. Jason’s sister, southpaw Lauren Bay-Regula, pitching for the Canadian Olympic Softball team, had a no-hitter through 4-plus innings in leading Canada to a 6-1 victory over Chinese Taipei the other day. Not too shabby…
The buzz around the office today (besides last night’s game, Michael Phelps, and the rest of the Olympic hoo-ha) is the big board meeting this afternoon. No, I’m not talking about the owners meetings (though those are also going on down in D.C.)…I’m talking about the Red
Sox Kid Nation Captains’ board meeting. This will be the first time the Kid Nation Captains (of varying ages from 10-14 years old) will sit down with Jerry Remy, and Red Sox executives. At the meeting the Kid Nation Captains will discuss their vision for improving Red Sox Nation, and will formulate a service project they will lead, that will help give back to the community at large. I’ve read these kids’ applications…they’re actually incredibly well spoken and accomplished for such a young age. I think we’ll be videotaping the meeting…should make for some interesting programming…
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m going to be blogging a lot more frequently, (including getting the game lineups as soon as they come out), so keep checking back in!
All the best from inside the Front Office!
“The Voice of the Nation”
PS – Wow…I almost forgot to give you the answer to last week’s Laffy Taffy question. As a refresher…”Why did the buffalo go to the bank?”
ANSWER: To get his quarterback! yuk yuk yuk….wakka wakka wakka.
Seriously…this is what keeps us entertained in the office (it’s a LONG season…)