Boston Red Sox wives Ann Davis, Georgia Nua, and Erin Bradley participated in the 35th annual Scooper Bowl at City Hall Plaza in Boston this afternoon. The three day event raises funds for the Jimmy Fund to conquer cancer, while providing all you can eat ice cream. Boston Red Sox President Emeritus Larry Lucchino participated in the event as well.
The 2016 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees – Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield, the late Ira Flagstead, and Red Sox President/CEO Emeritus Larry Lucchino – were honored during a special pre-game ceremony before last night’s game against the Cleveland Indians.
David Ortiz’s 2013 game-tying grand slam in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park was also selected as the “Great Red Sox Moment,” a memorable moment in Red Sox history that is regarded for its special significance.
The Sox followed with a close loss to the Cleveland Indians in the first of a three-game series, but there was still much to celebrate at the ball park.
Here is a selection of images from a B’Nai B’Rith event at Fenway Park honoring Boston Red Sox President & CEO Emeritus, Larry Lucchino.
Sunday marked the close of the 2015 Boston Red Sox campaign at Fenway Park, as the team played the last game of their final home stand in Boston.
It was a day full of farewells, capping off an at times turbulent season full of change within the team and within the organization. In an on-field ceremony, the Red Sox honored longtime President & CEO, Larry Lucchino, who is stepping down at the end of this season after 14 years in that role. It was a simple but beautiful tribute, and a fitting exclamation point to an ownership group that has accomplished a lot of great things together.
Equally bittersweet was a fan tribute to NESN’s Red Sox broadcaster of the last 15 years, Don Orsillo. The announcer received a standing ovation from fans in the park after a video montage was played on the big screen.
These come on top of team manager John Farrell’s cancer diagnosis and former General Manager Ben Cherington’s decision to step down earlier this year. That’s a lot to happen all at once.
I guess it goes to show how quickly things can change, even when it may appear that they’ll stay the same forever. That seemed to be a theme this season around here, and it will be interesting to see the changes that will undoubtedly continue this winter.
This brings my sixth complete season working in Major League Baseball to a close. I put in more hours and worked harder this year than in any previous season. It was exhausting at times, but the new challenges I encountered this season only make me love the job even more. The results on the field weren’t what most of us predicted, but I’m proud of both the quantity and quality of the work I produced documenting the 2015 season. I learned a lot and tried new things. I know not every work place allows the freedom to do that so easily, so I’m grateful for the opportunity.
Now to shift focus onto other work and projects that I’m behind on!
Great season to everyone involved!
Today is Opening Day for the 2015 Major League Baseball season! It’s hard to believe the winter is over and the season is back upon us.
As has been tradition in recent years, Boston’s Mayor, Marty Walsh, came to Fenway Park this morning to recognize the start of the season and to view recent improvements and additions to the ballpark.
The walk through also coincided with the opening of ‘Gate K,’ a concourse in the ballpark designated for kids, as well as the announcement of a Historically Black Colleges and Universities game to be played here later this month.
Here are a few moments from the morning!
The game last night was postponed due to rain, so I shot two press conferences instead.
The first was an ordinary presser with Red Sox Manager, John Farrell. The second was to announce former knuckleballer, Tim Wakefield, as the Honorary Chairman of the Red Sox Foundation and as Special Assignment Instructor to the team.
Click here to watch a quick video from the press conference. I even made a little appearance in it once or twice!