Boston Red Sox Photos: Manager Alex Cora Visits Home Town.

Last week, the Boston Red Sox, Manager Alex Cora, JetBlue, and City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh conducted a relief trip to Puerto Rico, bringing one of several JetBlue cargo freights to the island and delivering nearly 10 tons of supplies to aid Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.  

The group, which included Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy, and Red Sox Assistant General Manager Eddie Romero, delivered a JetBlue plane filled with essentials such as medical supplies and vaccines, water filtration systems, first aid kits, flashlights, diapers, and food for distribution to areas in need throughout the island.

Upon arrival at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, the plane was met by Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, and Caguas Mayor William Miranda Marin. The group then made a trip to the city of Caguas, Cora’s hometown, located 16 miles south of San Juan. In Caguas, food, water, and supplies were given out to nearly 300 families. 

I was along for the journey from beginning to end. I never thought I’d be in a situation where I would fly down and back to Puerto Rico in one day, but that’s what we did. This was a great cause championed by Cora and put into action by the Red Sox. 

It was neat to have full access to Alex throughout the day, and while I got some unique moments, as I look back on this take I think I could have done a better job in gathering more images that show a sense of place. We were only on the ground for 3 hours, so time was short in relation to the list of “must-have” shots I needed to get, but still, this is something to keep in mind for next time!

Great work to everyone in the Boston Red Sox front office in making this incredible trip happen. 

 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Little League Opening Day.

The Boston Red Sox once again partnered with Boston Little League to celebrate the start of baseball & softball season (Little League & MLB). Boston Little Leaguers took the field at Fenway, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh appeared to usher in the start of the 2017 Little League Season.

Photos: Red Sox and jetBlue Distribute Over 40,000 Red Sox Hats To Boston Public Schools

As part of the club’s “Calling All Kids” effort to connect baseball to the next generation of fans, and to mark the extension of a partnership that began in 2009, the Red Sox and JetBlue today distributed over 40,000 Red Sox baseball hats to Boston Public School children and staff in 104 schools throughout the City of Boston.

The hat distribution was launched earlier today when Red Sox President Sam Kennedy, Red Sox Foundation Board Member Linda Henry, JetBlue Executive Vice President Martin St. George, and Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang joined Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh at the West Zone Early Learning Center and Hennigan School in Jamaica Plain. The group handed out hats to students and surprised kids with a visit from Wally the Green Monster and his sister Tessie.

Here are a few images from the event. It feels good to be back home and in baseball mode again.

Photos: Little League Opening Day at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox hosted hundreds of Little Leaguers at Fenway Park over the weekend for an Opening Day event that celebrate the start of Little League’s baseball and softball season. Mayor Martin J. Walsh attended the event, which also included a special ceremony with opening remarks from Red Sox Chairman, Tom Werner, and former Red Sox players Steve Lyons and Sam Horn.