Can we now say the offseason is officially over??? I love it! Seeing Beckett, Lester, and Lackey all on the field is amazing.
Anyhow, I’ve been getting a LOT of emails from people asking about this lottery, so I’m happy to share the good news with you here! Register now for your chance to get Green Monster tickets, Right Field Roof Deck tickets, and tickets to Yankees and Dodgers games!
All the best from inside the Front Office,
“The Voice of the Nation”
PS – I’m going to try to get some photos from Spring Training from our official team photographer, so stay tuned!!!
For Immediate Release
February 18, 2010
Random Drawing Registration for Opening Day/Yankees/Dodgers Games, Green Monster, and Right Field Roof Deck Tickets ONLINE AT REDSOX.COM
Fans will have the chance to purchase tickets via three separate random drawings and phone sales
BOSTON, MA – Registration for random drawings for the opportunity to purchase tickets for select 2010 Red Sox home games including all nine home contests versus the New York Yankees (including Opening Day), three games versus the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as the chance to purchase tickets to the highly sought after Green Monster and Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck locations is now online at RedSox.com.
Fans may register online at redsox.com through noon on the day of each drawing. Three separate random drawings will take place. There is no fee to register, and fans can register for all three random drawings at once. To be as fair as possible in the distribution process, the Red Sox will limit purchases to four tickets per customer per drawing
For fans not comfortable using on-line methods, the Red Sox will also place tickets on sale via telephone at (877) RED-SOX9 for each of the three categories according to the schedule listed below.
The complete registration, notification and sale schedule for all three drawings are as follows:
REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGAN: Noon EST, Wednesday, February 17, 2010
OPENING DAY, YANKEES AND DODGERS GAMES TICKET DRAWING:
Registration Period Ends: Noon EST, Monday, February 22, 2010
Winners Notified via E-Mail with Instructions How to Participate: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
On-Line Purchase for Drawing Winners: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST Saturday, February 27, 2010
GREEN MONSTER TICKET DRAWING
Registration Period Ends: Noon EST, Monday, March 1, 2010
Winners Notified via E-Mail with Instructions How to Participate: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
On-Line Purchase for Drawing Winners: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST Saturday, March 6, 2010
BUDWEISER RIGHT FIELD ROOF DECK TICKET DRAWING
Registration Period Ends: Noon EST, Monday, March 8, 2010
Winners Notified via E-Mail with Instructions How to Participate: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
On-Line Purchase for Drawing Winners: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST Saturday, March 13, 2010
SCHEDULE FOR PHONE SALES
For fans who do not have internet access, or those not selected in the random online drawings, tickets will be sold by telephone at (877) RED-SOX9 for each of the three categories according to the following schedule:
YANKEE and DODGER GAMES including Opening Day (While Supplies Last):
Beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 27
GREEN MONSTER TICKETS (While Supplies Last):
Beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 6
BUDWEISER RIGHT FIELD ROOF DECK TICKETS (While Supplies Last):
Beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 13
Fans with disabilities may also call (877) RED-SOX9 and hearing impaired fans may call the TTY line at (617) 226-6644 to purchase accessible seating (while supplies last). The phone sales for accessible seats will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST on each of the days listed above: Saturday, February 27 (Yankee/Dodgers Games); Saturday, March 6 (Green Monster Tickets); and Saturday, March 13 (Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck Tickets).
For Immediate Release
January 13, 2010
RED SOX ROOKIE PROGRAM AUTOGRAPH SESSION
SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 18 AT BEST BUY FENWAY
Players Participating in 2010 Red Sox Rookie Program Expected To Attend Signing, which will benefit the Red Sox Foundation
BOSTON, MA–An autograph session with participants of the 2010 Red Sox Rookie Program will take place on Monday, January 18 from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. at Best Buy Fenway located in the Landmark Center on 401 Park Drive, Boston MA. Best Buy is the Official Consumer Electronics Retailer of the Boston Red Sox.
The signing will benefit the Red Sox Foundation and for a donation of $10.00 to the Foundation, fans will have the opportunity to receive autographs from Boston’s top upper level prospects. The players are taking part in the Red Sox 2010 Rookie Program, a two-week session designed to expose the players to the expectations of being in the major leagues for the Red Sox.
The autograph session will be open to fans of all ages on a first come, first served basis. There will be a limit of one autograph of each player attending per person. Fans are requested to bring their own items to have signed.
The players attending the Rookie Program who are expected to take part in the autograph session are:
Casey Kelly, RHP - Boston’s 2009 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, the 20-year-old right-hander was named a South Atlantic League All-Star and represented the U.S. Team in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game. Boston’s first overall selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Kelly ranks as the No. 2 prospect, No. 1 pitcher, in the Red Sox farm system according to Baseball America.
Randor Bierd, RHP – Bierd went 3-1 with a 4.55 ERA (31 ER/61.1 IP) in 25 appearances (seven starts) at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2009, his first season in the Red Sox organization after being acquired from the Orioles last January. He participated in the Arizona Fall League and led Mesa in wins (three), starts (seven) and innings pitched (25.1).
Felix Doubront, LHP - Doubront spent the 2009 season with Double-A Portland, going 8-6 in a club-high 26 starts. He finished second in the Eastern League in ERA (3.35), fourth among league starters in strikeouts per nine innings (7.51) and fifth in opponent average (.255).
Luis Exposito, C – A 31st-round selection in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, Exposito combined to hit .287 (109-for-380) with nine home runs and 57 RBI between Single-A Salem and Double-A Portland, posting career-highs with 29 doubles and 27 walks.
Jose Iglesias, SS - Signed by the Red Sox on August 22, Iglesias currently ranks as the No. 9 prospect, No. 7 position player and best defensive infielder in the Red Sox farm system according to Baseball America. He played 75 games for los Vaqueros de La Habana of Cuba’s major league Serie Nacional during the 2007-08 season, batting .322 (101-for-314) with 11 doubles, four triples and 39 RBI.
Ryan Kalish, OF – Boston’s 2009 Minor League Offensive Player of the Year, Kalish combined to hit .279 (141-for-506) while setting career
-highs with 18 home runs and 77 RBI between Single-A Salem and Double-A Portland. He hit .301 (22-for-73) with one homer and 15 RBI in 21 games in the Arizona Fall League and is ranked by Baseball America as the No. 5 prospect, No. 4 position player, in the Red Sox farm system.
Che-Hsuan Lin, OF - Lin was named to the Carolina League’s year-end All-Star Team and ranked third in the Red Sox farm system with a club-high 26 stolen bases and tied for fifth in the league with a team-best 66 walks. A right-handed hitter, Lin was rated as having the best strike-zone discipline and as being the best defensive outfielder in the Red Sox system in Baseball America‘s 2010 Best Tools survey.
Ryne Miller, RHP - Miller, 24, tied for second among Red Sox farmhands with 10 wins, tops among organizational relievers, and was named to the California League All-Star Team after posting a 2.77 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 55.1 innings with Salem to begin the season.
Yamaico Navarro, SS – Navarro, 22, made his Double-A debut last season, combining to hit .240 (60-for-250) with 6 homers and 30 RBI between Single-A Salem, Double-A Portland and Short-Season A Lowell. He also played six games with Licey of the Dominican Winter League. The shortstop was selected as an All-Star in both 2007 (New York-Penn League) and 2008 (South Atlantic League).
Junichi Tazawa, RHP – A native of Yokohama, Japan, Tazawa made his Major League debut over the last two months of the 2009 season after signing with the Red Sox on December 3, 2008. He was named an Eastern League All-Star and represented Team World in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game. Tazawa, 23, is rated by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect, No. 2 pitcher, in the Red Sox system.
Kyle Weiland, RHP – A six-foot-four, 195-pound right-hander, Weiland pitched for Single-A Salem in 2009 and posted a 3.46 ERA, good for seventh in the Carolina League. The right-hander also ranked fourth in the league in opponent average (.240) and second among Red Sox farmhands with 112 strikeouts.
About the Red Sox Foundation: The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation is committed to using the power of Red Sox Nation to support community partnerships that will improve the lives of children, adults and families across New England. The Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused on four cornerstone programs, and the new Home Base Program. A 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Red Sox Foundation raises most of its funds through special events with Red Sox owners, players and their wives, donations and fundraising activities. Founded and initially funded by Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Larry Lucchino and their partners, the Red Sox Foundation has won numerous awards for its innovative programs and impact in the community including the 2009 Patterson award for Sports Philanthropy also known as the “Best Sports Charity” award given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Sports Philanthropy Project. For more information about the Red Sox Foundation, please visit www.redsoxfoundation.org.
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Just wanted to make sure I let you know about the first opportunities to get tickets for the 2010 season!
I’m hoping to get on here some more during the offseason to chat about offseason moves and the rest of the Hot Stove happenings…
Speaking of which…who (via free agency or trade) would you most like to see join the Red Sox this season? Post below or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release
December 1, 2008
TICKETS FOR SELECT 2010 RED SOX HOME GAMES
AND POPULAR “SOX PAX” GO ON SALE DECEMBER 12
Fans Invited to Enjoy a Weekend of Events including 7th Annual Christmas at Fenway Presented By Stop And Shop and 2nd Great Fenway Park Yard Sale Presented by FW Webb; Online Registration for the chance to attend Christmas at Fenway and the Great Fenway Park Yard Sale starts tomorrow
BOSTON, MA – Tickets for the 2010 season will go on sale on December 12, 2009 online at RedSox.com, by phone and at the 7th Annual Christmas at Fenway presented by Stop and Shop, which will be held the same day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Fenway Park. Fans who go online or attend the event will have the first shot at purchasing 2010 tickets through the always popular “Sox Pax”, which are four-game ticket packages with a variety of seat options, or by electing from 18 games in April and May. Tickets will continue to be on sale as long as supplies last.
As in the past several years, due to the ongoing Year IX Fenway Park Improvements, the Red Sox are unable to accommodate a large number of fans at the ballpark. Single-game ticket sales will be available online at www.redsox.com and by phone at 888-REDSOX6 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on December 12th. Fans who require ADA accessible seating may also call 877-REDSOX9. Hearing impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at (617) 226-6644.
In addition, the second Great Fenway Park Yard Sale will take place the following day on Sunday, December 13th from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. The Yard Sale will give fans the opportunity to purchase Red Sox memorabilia, collectibles and souvenirs that can become their own cherished keepsakes and unique holiday presents. The selection of items will include physical parts of the ballpark such as authentic Fenway Park bricks and signage along with other items such as game-worn paraphernalia, game programs and other miscellaneous items.
The online registration processes for both events will begin at noon tomorrow, Wednesday, December 2, 2009, and will continue through noon on Monday, December 7, 2009 on RedSox.com. Fans must register for each event individually and selections will be made separately for Saturday and Sunday event admittance; however, a selection of Yard Sale items will be available for sale on Saturday for fans selected to attend Christmas at Fenway presented by Stop and Shop.
For both events, the attendees will be selected and contacted from a pool of registrants and winners will be invited to come to Fenway during a selected time frame. Each winner will be sent an email confirmation, which includes their pre-selected arrival time. This confirmation must be presented at check-in with a photo ID for admittance to Fenway Park.
Christmas at Fenway presented by Stop and Shop will give randomly selected fans a chance to enjoy the festivities at the ballpark and a guaranteed opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2010 season. The list of ten different “Sox Pax” available for sale is attached. The single games that are available for sale include the Rays games on April 16, 17 and 18, the Ranger games on April 20, 21 and 22, the Orioles games on April 23, 24 and 25, the Angels games on May 3, 4, 5 and 6, the Blue Jays games on May 10, 11 and 12 and the games against the Twins on May 19 and 20. There is a maximum limit of two Sox Pax packages per customer of up to four tickets per package for a total of 32 tickets. Fans can also purchase a maximum of eight tickets from the single game sales with any combination of games.
The second Great Fenway Park Yard Sale presented by FW Webb will take place in the Third Base Concourse and Absolut Clubhouse. On Saturday, fans who attend Christmas at Fenway presented by Stop and Shop will have an opportunity to purchase a selection of items, including signed memorabilia from former/current players, game used jerseys and bats, framed photos and paintings, ballpark furniture, ballpark signage, and original Fenway Park bricks. On Sunday, the Yard Sale will open to fans selected through an online registration. All Yard Sale items are subject to availability and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
Here’s the official roster, which was just announced!
For Immediate Release
October 8, 2009
RED SOX SET ROSTER FOR 2009 AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
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.
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For Immediate Release
October 7, 2009
RED SOX INVITE FANS AND MEMBERS OF RED SOX SOCIAL NETWORKS TO A SPECIAL EVENT TO WISH THE TEAM LUCK IN THE 2009 POSTSEASON
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.
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!!
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”
It’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!
We’re in the PLAYOFFS!!!
Now, my question for all of you is who do you have start Game 1? Game 2? Game 3? Game 4?
I’m curious to hear what you think!
All the best,
“The Voice of the Nation