The Red Sox put up 10 runs last night to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals in the first of a two game series. Team defense was solid backing up Rick Porcello on the mound, and was highlighted by a rare 5–4–3 triple play.
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.
I got to follow Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross as he visited young patients at the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston yesterday.
David was absolutely great with the kids, and it’s always refreshing to see these types of interactions. The team isn’t playing well right now, but seeing some of the real problems some of these young people are dealing with puts things into perspective.
These were a few moments I liked.
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In light of the Boston Red Sox recognizing the month of August as ‘Jimmy Fund Month,’ I was asked by the team’s marketing department to put together a photo slideshow highlighting Red Sox partnership with The Jimmy Fund over the past 60 years.
It’s a basic slideshow, but it’s neat to see how extensive this relationship has been over the years. It’s also a nice collaboration of lots of different photographers to have shot for the Sox through the decades.
Additional thanks to Sarah Coffin of the Red Sox archives for digging up lots of these older photos.