Boston Red Sox Photos: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 vs. St. Louis Cardinals.

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.

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: Boston Red Sox Catcher David Ross Visits The Jimmy Fund.

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross shares a laugh with Jimmy Fund patient Eliana Montas, 3, of Clinton, Massachusetts during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross shares a laugh with Jimmy Fund patient Eliana Montas, 3, of Clinton, Massachusetts during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross greets a patient during a visit to the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 21, 2014.”

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.

Slideshow: Boston Red Sox Celebrate 60 Years with The Jimmy Fund.

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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. 

Here is a link to the slideshow on redsox.com. It will also be played on NESN and WEEI during the upcoming Jimmy Fund radio-telethon on August 27th and 28th.

Additional thanks to Sarah Coffin of the Red Sox archives for digging up lots of these older photos.