Photos: Boston Red Sox Holiday Caravan.

Last week, The Boston Red Sox visited local hospitals, schools, and community centers as part of their annual Holiday Caravan. This year, Red Sox infielder Deven Marrero, and pitchers Robby Scott and Heath Hembree joined the Caravan, which stopped at Codman Academy School in Dorchester, Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospital For Children, The Jimmy Fund, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and The BASE. 

This is always a great showing of community outreach from the players and organization. Here are a few photos from the two day event.

Photos: Boston Red Sox Holiday Caravan.

Last week, the Red Sox hit the road for their annual Holiday Caravan, which brings players to local hospitals and community centers to visit patients and kids. 

Pitchers Noe Ramirez and Robbie Ross Jr. and infielder Deven Marrero participated this year. They were also accompanied for a few of the stops by newly acquired all-star reliever, Craig Kimbrel. 

Over the two days, we visited Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and the Base, a baseball training center for urban youth. 

This is a long few days for everyone involved, but it’s a nice thing that the team does, especially at this time of year. I always think it really makes a difference, no matter how cliché that sounds. 

Here are some photos. 

Photos: Boston Red Sox Holiday Caravan.

"Boston Red Sox pitchers Heath Hembree and Steven Wright visit a patient at the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitchers Heath Hembree and Steven Wright visit a patient at the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini poses for a selfie photograph with a patient during a visit to Boston Children's Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini poses for a selfie photograph with a patient during a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini(left), and pitchers Heath Hembree (center) and Steven Wright (right) pose for a selfie photograph as they record a holiday greeting message for patients at Boston Children's Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini(left), and pitchers Heath Hembree (center) and Steven Wright (right) pose for a selfie photograph as they record a holiday greeting message for patients at Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young patient takes a photo with an iPad of Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini during a visit to Boston Children's Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young patient takes a photo with an iPad of Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini during a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini and pitcher Steven Wright pose for a photograph with staff during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini and pitcher Steven Wright pose for a photograph with staff during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright (left), infielder Garin Cecchini (center), and pitcher Heath Hembree (right) laugh with a patient during a visit to Spaulding Rehabilitation Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright (left), infielder Garin Cecchini (center), and pitcher Heath Hembree (right) laugh with a patient during a visit to Spaulding Rehabilitation Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A shirt autographed by Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright and Heath Hembree and infielder Garin Cecchini is shown during a visit to Massachusetts General Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A shirt autographed by Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright and Heath Hembree and infielder Garin Cecchini is shown during a visit to Massachusetts General Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini signs autographs during a visit to The Base baseball clinic as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini signs autographs during a visit to The Base baseball clinic as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story to kids at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story to kids at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Kids listen as Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Kids listen as Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Every year, several Boston Red Sox players and coaches take part in a Holiday Caravan, during which they visit various hospitals and community centers to share some holiday cheer.

This year, infielder Garin Cecchini and pitchers Steven Wright and Heath Hembree were on the caravan, and made stops at six different hospitals: The Jimmy Fund, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Shriners Hospital For Children, Mass General Hospital, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Center. They also visited The Base inner city baseball clinic and the Four Seasons Hotel. 

It’s always a great experience spending days on the road with the players. Thanks to Garin, Steven, and Heath, three great guys, for their time and for posing for so many photos over the two days.

It was also nice to have a quick byline in the Boston Herald from the trip.

Photos: Red Sox Spread Holiday Cheer Throughout New England.

"The 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies are displayed across an aisle of seats on a jetBlue airplane during a Boston Red Sox visit to jetBlue Airways terminal at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, November 14, 2013 to unveil a 2013 World Series Championship banner."

“The 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies are displayed across an aisle of seats on a jetBlue airplane during a Boston Red Sox visit to jetBlue Airways terminal at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, November 14, 2013 to unveil a 2013 World Series Championship banner.”

"Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster, members of the Boston Police Department, and former Red Sox left fielder Jim Rice pose for a photograph on the runway during a Boston Red Sox visit to jetBlue Airways terminal at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, November 14, 2013 to unveil a 2013 World Series Championship banner."

“Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster, members of the Boston Police Department, and former Red Sox left fielder Jim Rice pose for a photograph on the runway during a Boston Red Sox visit to jetBlue Airways terminal at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, November 14, 2013 to unveil a 2013 World Series Championship banner.”

"Fans pose with Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies at South Station in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 12, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston."

“Fans pose with Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies at South Station in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 12, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston.”

"Boston Red Sox players and coaches pose for a photograph outside a Duck Tour boat in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 12, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston."

“Boston Red Sox players and coaches pose for a photograph outside a Duck Tour boat in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 12, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston.”

"Boston Duck Boat driver 'Flo' drives Boston Red Sox players and coaches through Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 12, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston."

“Boston Duck Boat driver ‘Flo’ drives Boston Red Sox players and coaches through Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 12, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman, catcher Ryan Lavarnway, mascot Wally the Green Monster, and pitcher Drake Britton pose for a photograph with the Olympic Torch and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies during an appearance to Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 12, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman, catcher Ryan Lavarnway, mascot Wally the Green Monster, and pitcher Drake Britton pose for a photograph with the Olympic Torch and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies during an appearance to Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 12, 2013.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox front office, pitcher Brandon Workman, catcher Ryan Lavarnway, mascot Wally the Green Monster, and pitcher Drake Britton pose for a photograph with the Olympic Torch and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies during an appearance to Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 12, 2013."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox front office, pitcher Brandon Workman, catcher Ryan Lavarnway, mascot Wally the Green Monster, and pitcher Drake Britton pose for a photograph with the Olympic Torch and the 2004, 2007, and 2013 World Series trophies during an appearance to Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, December 12, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway shares a laugh with a patient during a visit to Boston Children's Hospital Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway shares a laugh with a patient during a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway poses with a patient and the World Series trophy during a visit to The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway poses with a patient and the World Series trophy during a visit to The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton shows the World Series trophy to a patient during a visit to The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton shows the World Series trophy to a patient during a visit to The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman shares a laugh with a patient as he shows him the World Series trophy during a visit to The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman shares a laugh with a patient as he shows him the World Series trophy during a visit to The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow holds a baby as catcher Ryan Lavarnway holds the World Series trophy during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow holds a baby as catcher Ryan Lavarnway holds the World Series trophy during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston.”

"Scarlett Rohnke, a two and a half year-old patient at The Jimmy Fund, plays with Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow during a visit to The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston."

“Scarlett Rohnke, a two and a half year-old patient at The Jimmy Fund, plays with Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow during a visit to The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Friday, December 13, 2013 as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout Boston.”

"Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with a christmas tree during the annual Christmas at Fenway celebration Saturday, December 14, 2013, which featured speaking appearances and autograph sessions with players and coaches, holiday themed attractions and decorations, and opportunities for fans to purchase tickets for the 2014 season."

“Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster poses with a christmas tree during the annual Christmas at Fenway celebration Saturday, December 14, 2013, which featured speaking appearances and autograph sessions with players and coaches, holiday themed attractions and decorations, and opportunities for fans to purchase tickets for the 2014 season.”

"Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus pose for a photograph during the annual Christmas at Fenway celebration Saturday, December 14, 2013, which featured speaking appearances and autograph sessions with players and coaches, holiday themed attractions and decorations, and opportunities for fans to purchase tickets for the 2014 season."

“Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus pose for a photograph during the annual Christmas at Fenway celebration Saturday, December 14, 2013, which featured speaking appearances and autograph sessions with players and coaches, holiday themed attractions and decorations, and opportunities for fans to purchase tickets for the 2014 season.”

"A Red Sox themed christmas ornament is shown during the annual Christmas at Fenway celebration Saturday, December 14, 2013, which featured speaking appearances and autograph sessions with players and coaches, holiday themed attractions and decorations, and opportunities for fans to purchase tickets for the 2014 season."

“A Red Sox themed christmas ornament is shown during the annual Christmas at Fenway celebration Saturday, December 14, 2013, which featured speaking appearances and autograph sessions with players and coaches, holiday themed attractions and decorations, and opportunities for fans to purchase tickets for the 2014 season.”

"Fans display tickets they purchased for the 2014 Boston Red Sox season during the annual Christmas at Fenway celebration Saturday, December 14, 2013, which featured speaking appearances and autograph sessions with players and coaches, holiday themed attractions and decorations, and opportunities for fans to purchase tickets for the 2014 season."

“Fans display tickets they purchased for the 2014 Boston Red Sox season during the annual Christmas at Fenway celebration Saturday, December 14, 2013, which featured speaking appearances and autograph sessions with players and coaches, holiday themed attractions and decorations, and opportunities for fans to purchase tickets for the 2014 season.”

"Sienna Kaplan, 4, of Melrose, MA plays with snow during the annual Christmas at Fenway celebration Saturday, December 14, 2013, which featured speaking appearances and autograph sessions with players and coaches, holiday themed attractions and decorations, and opportunities for fans to purchase tickets for the 2014 season."

“Sienna Kaplan, 4, of Melrose, MA plays with snow during the annual Christmas at Fenway celebration Saturday, December 14, 2013, which featured speaking appearances and autograph sessions with players and coaches, holiday themed attractions and decorations, and opportunities for fans to purchase tickets for the 2014 season.”

I’ve been busy over the last several weeks out on the road with Red Sox players, coaches, and personnel, who have been making World Series trophy visits as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan to various locations throughout New England.

It’s been lots of fun to follow the trophies around and to document the guys as they do their part to spread some cheer this holiday season. These are the highlights from some of those visits, as well as from Christmas at Fenway last weekend.

Happy Holidays!