October 2009

ALDS Roster set!

Hey all,

Here’s the official roster, which was just announced!

For Immediate Release

October 8, 2009




BOSTON, MA–The Boston Red Sox today announced the team’s 25-man active roster for their American League Division Series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


The roster is as follows:


PITCHERS (11): Daniel Bard; Josh Beckett; Clay Buchholz; Paul Byrd; Jon Lester; Daisuke Matsuzaka; Hideki Okajima; Jonathan Papelbon; Ramon Ramirez; Takashi Saito; Billy Wagner.


CATCHERS (2): Victor Martinez; Jason Varitek.


INFIELDERS (7): Alex Gonzalez; Casey Kotchman; Mike Lowell; Jed Lowrie; David Ortiz; Dustin Pedroia; Kevin Youkilis.


OUTFIELDERS (5): Brian Anderson; Jason Bay; J.D. Drew; Jacoby Ellsbury; Joey Gathright.


The Red Sox and Angels play Game 1 of the 2009 ALDS on Thursday night at Angel Stadium of Anaheim beginning at 9:37 p.m. EDT/6:37 p.m. PDT   A complete Red Sox Division Series Roster is attached.




Send the team your best wishes on Thursday!

For Immediate Release

October 7, 2009



Attendees to receive giveaways with a chance to win 2009 ALDS Home Game 1 tickets; Followers of Red Sox Social Networks will also have the opportunity to register for a chance to appear in a 2010 Red Sox commercial


BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox invite fans and members of its social network pages on Facebook and Twitter to come out to the team store for a special event to wish the team good luck in the postseason, receive giveaways and prizes along with a chance to appear in a 2010 Red Sox commercial.  This special event will take place tomorrow, Thursday, October 8, 2009 between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. at the official Red Sox Team Store located at 19 Yawkey Way, across from Fenway Park.


The first 500 attendees will receive special baseballs commemorating the club’s 500th consecutive sellout this summer and thanking the fans for this remarkable feat.  Hidden among those 500 baseballs will be four ‘golden’ baseballs giving the recipient two tickets to the 2009 American League Division Series (ALDS) Home Game 1 on Sunday at Fenway Park.  Fans will also have an opportunity to sign a card for the 2009 Red Sox wishing them luck and to take pictures with Wally the Green Monster and with the 2004 and 2007 World Championship Trophies. 


Members and followers of Red Sox social networks will have an additional exciting opportunity at the event to register for a chance to appear in a 2010 Red Sox commercial.  Those interested must be a member of either the official Red Sox Facebook page (www.redsox.com/facebook) or one of the official Red Sox Twitter pages (@RedSoxInsider, @Wally97 or @FenwayEvents), print out the main page of the site verifying that they are a member and bring the page with them to the event with their name, email and phone number on the back.


The Red Sox begin their 2009 postseason campaign tomorrow evening in Anaheim, CA with first pitch in Game One of the 2009 ALDS against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scheduled to be at 9:37 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast live on TBS and on WEEI 850 AM for radio, SBN 1150 AM for the Spanish radio broadcast with full coverage available on RedSox.com.



Sneak-Peek at the ALDS Magazine Cover!

I just saw the ALDS logo painted in the grass behind home plate and got really excited for the playoffs to start!!  Here’s the ALDS Magazine cover!!

2009 ALDS Magazine.jpg

If interested, you find out more about Red Sox Magazine – the Official Publication of the Boston Red Sox, here.  It’s a great way to keep up with the team!

All the best from inside the Front Office,
“The Voice of the Nation”

Dice-K tonight!

Dicek.jpgWho would you rather have start a game 3 in the playoffs?

  1. Clay Buchholz
  2. Daisuke Matsuzaka
  3. Depends on how Dice-K pitches tonight…

What do you think?? Let me know.  I’d be curious to hear what Red Sox Nation thinks.

All the best from inside the front office,
“The Voice of the Nation”

Lester tonight!

lester 2.jpgIt’ll be good to see Jon Lester on the mound tonight after the way he left his last game.  I know people will be looking to see how many runs he gives up, how many strikeouts he has, and if he has any kind of limp, but I think we should all remeber how lucky we are that his leg is intact at all!

Now, that’s not to say that I don’t hope that he goes out and throws 6 or 7 shutout innings, but so long as he looks healthy, that’s good enough for me!

All the best from inside a very grateful Front Office,

“The Voice of the Nation”

PS – There are a lot of people here in the Front Office who are looking forward to seeing old friend Justin Masterson again – he’s just one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet…not just in baseball…but anywhere!