Bryce Harper and the Phillies are in town! A few from tonight’s game, and some special Jimmy Fund related pre-game ceremonies before hand.
Another game last night. Before the game, members of the Red Sox participated in the annual WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon, which raises millions of dollars to support cancer research. The pre-game ceremony made for some nice moments between players and young Jimmy Fund patients.
This morning, Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. visited students at the Fisher School in Walpole, Massachusetts, as part of the 2017 Jimmy Fund Rally Against Cancer. The annual event raises funds for the Jimmy Fund. Here are some photos from the morning.
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.
Here are some images from last night’s game against Tampa Bay, as well as from the annual WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. This year, that produced some nice candid moments with the team.
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 had the opportunity to ride along with three-time Cy Young award winner and Boston Red Sox all-time great, Pedro Martinez, yesterday as he visited Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
Unlike last year’s visit to Furnace Brook when we blew a tire on the side of the highway with then Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on board, this year’s ride was smooth. The event itself was just as fun as it was last year.
Pedro is a great subject for photos, but also a very genuine person. He was totally willing with his time and insistent on meeting as many of the students as he possibly could.
There was a lot going on here at Fenway Park last night before the second of a three game series between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles.
As August nears an end, so does Jimmy Fund month sponsored by the Red Sox. Along with WEEI Radio and the New England Sports Network (NESN), the Red Sox raised over $3 million dollars for cancer research in just two days via the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. As is routine, some of the Red Sox player wives got on the phones yesterday to make calls and accept donations.
In addition, the team honored Sean Collier, the MIT Police Officer killed during the attacks of the Boston Marathon, by inviting members of his family to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Collier was a regular donor to the Jimmy Fund.
These are a mix of photos from those two events.
It’s good to be back at Fenway after a few weeks off, particularly during a big series between the Red Sox and the Orioles. I tried to mix it up last night, so I shot from the center field camera well with the 600mm lens that we have here temporarily. I didn’t get much in the way of crazy action, but it’s still refreshing to have a different look.
There are also a few Jimmy Fund photos posted here, as there are lots of ceremonies and recognitions in honor of Jimmy Fund Month at Fenway Park.
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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.