Boston Mayor Walsh and the Boston Red Sox Foundation formally unveiled the first of four indoor batting cages that will be installed in 2017 at Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) community centers throughout the City of Boston. The batting cage installation is made possible by a grant from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association’s (MLBPA) Youth Development Foundation.
This event was exactly what you would expect from a ribbon cutting photo wise, but it’s a great initiative that the Red Sox have partnered with. I grew up playing baseball, and was always lucky enough to have indoor batting cages to hit in year-round. This project begins giving that same access to kids in the city of Boston, even in the cold winter months. Any young baseball player deserves that!
Here are a few highlights from the annual Christmas at Fenway festivities at Fenway Park. No prize winners here, just a couple of holiday pictures.
Here are a few quick photos from the Red Sox Foundation’s visits to Northeastern University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center last week. At Northeastern, the Foundation was hosting a fundraiser, and entertaining students with the World Series trophies and mascot, Wally.
At Beth Israel, this year’s class of Red Sox Scholars was given a tour of a few wings of the hospital, including the NICU and the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery.
I’ve been busy out on the road with the Red Sox contingent lately. We’ve been all over New England, spreading the World Series cheer to schools, community centers, arenas, hospitals, stores, and everything in between.
It’s been a nice opportunity to see some of these places and small towns that I otherwise wouldn’t get the chance to see, and to meet some very friendly and interesting people.
You can also see the effect these trophies have on those who are less fortunate or are struggling at the moment. It seems like these quick moments can go a long way.
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.
This afternoon, I photographed a CVS Hitting Clinic, a program that happens regularly here at Fenway Park. Each year, the Boston Red Sox and CVS Caremark partner on the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camp, which gives children with physical and/or developmental disabilities the opportunity to play baseball on the field at Fenway.
Today, the participants took batting practice with Red Sox batting coach, Greg Colbrunn, and took pictures and received autographs from Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster.
A nice event on a beautiful summer day here in Boston.
A short post here. A photo from a nice visit with the Red Sox to the pet shelter on Wednesday.
Here are some pictures from this weekend’s holiday celebrations at Fenway Park.
It made for a few really cold afternoons of work, but a lot of fun nonetheless. It was also neat to explore Fenway in the snow.
I shot several events over the weekend as the Boston Red Sox recognized Veteran’s Day. The first was a visit to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans of Boston, where we volunteered by serving dinner and displaying the 2004 and 2007 World Series trophies.The second was a military brunch at Fenway Park recognizing the birthday of the United States Marine Corps.
These were both great events, and I was honored to be a part of them. It’s nice to see how baseball can bring people from other walks of life, such as the military, together.