I know it’s Manny’s Birthday so I hope he hits #500 tonight! That would be awesome. I hope when Manny hits 500 the person that catches the ball gives it to him for his kids. I think that’s what I’d do with it if I caught it. It’s been tough to keep up on the blog this week because of the West Coast games. I have to go to bed before they even start so I recorded them. I go to school and then the Y. I get home, eat dinner & do homework then watch the games I recorded until bedtime- so I haven’t had much time to blog. The games this week have been rough but hopefully we’ll do better in the series this weekend. Go Sox.
Please don’t forget to vote for me for captain of Kid Nation. My essay is in my blog in the entry called Please Vote For Me for Captain of Red Sox Kid Nation. Be sure to read it. You can vote here.
Losing to the A’s was tough but I think Beckett did a great job last night mowing them down. I’m glad Varitek wasn’t seriously injured hurt he got hit in the back of the neck with the bat. The West Coast games are tough to stay up for. I’m so tired today.
Please don’t forget to vote for me for captain of Kid Nation. My essay is the entry b4 this one.
Hopefully some of you already know me because I’ve been blogging about the Red Sox for 2 years now. My name is Victoria G. & I’m 10. I am 1 of 25 finalists for Captain of Red Sox Kid Nation and I need your help. I REALLY want to win because I will get the chance to help other kids, go to a Red Sox game & other cool stuff. You can vote for me up 10 times with one email address. Here’s the link to vote and my name is near the bottom of the ballot. I’d also LOVE it if you’d leave a note on my blog. I love hearing from other fans.
I wish you would vote for me and send this to everyone you know. I would be a good captain because I like to help people especially kids. Read my essay & you’ll see why I think I would be a good captain
I try to help kids by showing them that even though we aren’t old enough to vote that we can still do important things and make a difference. I have done lots of things to try to help kids. When the North Shore Spirit baseball team was leaving Lynn I started a petition to keep them in Lynn so kids would have something fun and safe to do during the summer. I got more than 800 signatures with the help of my friends and we were on the news and in the newspaper. The team left but we tried our best and trying is an important as winning. At least we let people know how much we loved the team and we all worked togther. I also put a North Shore Spirit float in the Lynn Christmas parade to thank the team and everyone had fun riding on it and watching it. I do a lot of other things too. I helped my friend Athena sell lollipops to raise money for breast cancer research and sometimes I go with my great grandmother to help feed hungry people at a church in Lynn. I give away my old toys and clothes to people that need them. I also try to help kids if they are being picked on by bigger kids because nobody should be scared or picked on. And if somebody doesn’t have a friend because they’re not cool or different I ask them to be my friend. But the most important thing I want to do is let kids know they don’t need to join gangs, take drugs and smoke cigarettes to be cool. You don’t have to be in the popular club or a sports star to be cool because being cool is doing things to help other people and make the world better. I would be a good captain of Kid Nation because I know how to work with other people and get kids involved in projects like I did with the “Save Our Spirit” project. My North Shore Spirit Baseball Collection is in the Lynn Historical Society Museum. I applied for their collections contest and was picked so all the kids in Lynn get to look at my collection and enjoy it like I do. I like sharing my stuff with other people. It makes me happy and them happy. I also know lots about the Red Sox. I am a huge Red Sox fan and watch every game I can on television. I have been to games at Fenway too. I collect Red Sox baseball cards and like Jonathan Papelbon, Curt Schilling and the older players like Tony C. and Johnny Pesky. You can see my blog at http://alextrezzafanclub.blogspot.com/ for more information about me.
If I could ask any player a question I would ask Team Captain Jason Varitek what he learned as a kid that helped him be such a good team captain and what advice he would give kids that want to be leaders not just in sports but in everything they do.
I am so excited. I can’t believe it. The Boston Red Sox just called. I am one of 25 finalists in the Boston Red Sox Kid Nation Captains Contest! really! They called me. it said Red Sox on the caller ID. At first I couldn’t say anything. I just jumped up and down. Then I screamed so loud my Grandma said she’s almost deaf I can’t believe it. Somebody pinch me. They only pick 12 kids to be captains so I need everybody to vote for me when the voting starts
And JON LESTER pitched a no hitter. This is the best day! Jon Lester had cancer & now he pitched a no hitter. It was only the 18th no hitter since the Red Sox started. It was awesome
Yesterday I went to the Celtics Game 7 with some people from the YMCA. It was fun being with my friends. I’m glad the Celtics won but I’m even happier the Red Sox won & I’m so EXCITED about the Kids Nation. Everyone PLEASE vote for me. I would be a good captain. Here’s my essay I wrote for the contest & my answer to the question about what I’d ask a player. I have to go to bed now because it’s past my bedtime & I’ll be up late tomorrow because it’s my play. I’m Lucy in “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.”
The double header on Saturday was great. I’m glad we’re breaking out of the slump. Well I admit the games were a little messy but at least we won so maybe we’ll get out of the slump. Let’s go Red Sox!
We’re going to the Celtics Game 7 today with the YMCA. We get to go on the court & meet the players b4 the game. But when the director Tony told us about the Celtics I asked if we could change the Celtics tickets for Red Sox but we can’t so I’ll just take a radio & headphones so I can listen to the Sox during the Celtics game.
I got a nice surprise in the mail yesterday from Andrew at Inkline Marketing- a Red Sox jersey, some autographed Red Sox pictures, baseball cards, a Carlton Fiske Bobblehead & an Adam Hyzdu autographed mini helmet & autographed Bill Lee photograph. Thanks Andrew
Man I don’t know where to start. The last few games have been painful to watch. The last 3 games in a row we were up by three runs than blew it. What is going on? Is it inuries? The bullpen or pitching? I just know one minute I’m cheering & the crying the next. Can’t wait until Schilling is back in the rotation.
I do know the 1st base ump on Wednesday night stunk. I watched replays & both our guys were safe but he called them out on first. Who knows we might have won if he made the right calls. I have to wonder if he’s blind or what. I guess it’s a good thing the 1st base ump can’t see because if he had seen Ramirez chuck his batting helmet at him Manny would have been tossed out.
Manny made an AWESOME play Wednesday night in Baltimore- he should get a Golden Glove for that play. He caught a high fly ball hit by Kevin Millar, high fived a fan in the stands and then made a double play. It was incredible. It was also pretty funny watching the guys in the bullpen watch it on TV.
Check out the video here
Mayv=be we’ll get to see Manny hit 500 this weekend at home. Man I wish I had tickets to the games.
Tuesday night the Cuddyer catch was pretty funny. If you haven’t seen it you can watch the video here. Cuddyer was pretty lucky- he botched that play when the ball jumped out his glove & I don’t think he had a clue where it went until it bounced off the brim off his hat & into his glove.
I can’t believe how many errors Lugo has been making. I think he’s up to 12. He has really been hurting us. I feel bad for Lugo too because his performance is so bad it must be embarrassing for him. As soon as Alex Cora is off the DL he should replace Lugo. I know Papelbon is a closer but I think if we started putting him in at the bottom of the 7th it would help us & help Papelbon. I think he’s just not getting enough playing time to be effective. His talent is being wasted. It’s always good to watch Varitek. He’s an awesome catcher and good captain. I don’t even want to think about Dice K pitching tonight. I think he’s overpaid & way over rated. He walks way too many batters. If he didn’t have Papelbon to save his butt he would have a lot of losses instead of all wins.
And if anyone from Sox management reads this blog you really HAVE to sign catcher Alex Trezza. He led the CanAm league in home runs & is an awesome catcher and team captain. He was bought by the Worcester Tornadoes but he should really be in the majors. He’ll be the next Jason Varitek for the Red Sox if somebody gives him a shot. GO SOX!
The game last night against the Detroit Tigers was awesome! Tim Wakefield’s knuckleball, a home run by Ortiz & Manny Ramirez 497th home run. Catcher Kevin Cash did a good job too. I hope Manny hits #500 at Fenway Park & I’m there to catch it.
I’m excited about Curt Schilling starting throw the ball again. I hope he’s able to pitch before the season is over.
I’m really excited because I got a new Jonathan Papelbon picture & I’m redoing my room all Red Sox.
The MVP for this game is Youk! This game had it all- home runs, 5 stolen bases, double plays & Papelbon. What more could you ask for? And here’s the Tampa Bay Gravestone I made last year during the World Series & had in my front yard. On May 27 I was crying because TB swept us but it just makes this victory all the sweeter.
For the record I’m not a fan of Dice-K. I think he’s paid too much, walks too many people & can’t last enough innings.
Now if we can just get the Red Sox to draft Catcher Alex Trezza
The game last night was so sweet. It’s nice to be number 1 in the rankings so early in the season especially with all the injuries and illness the Sox have had. It’s great to have JD Drew & Lowell back in the line up. It was also great seeing some hot bats early in the game instead of just in the last two innings. Can’t wait until Schilling returns & lets hope Brandon Moss makes a quick recovery. I can’t believe he played as good as he did Friday night & had to have surgery on Saturday.
And Manny- well you just have to love a guy who can smile & laugh when he strikes out.
We didn’t need Papelbon last night but I have to wonder why we haven’t seen more of him the last couple of weeks- especially when we were down by a couple of points in the 7th & 8th innings. I know Papelbon is a closer but we should use him whenever we need him. I think his talent is being wasted when we lose games by 1-3 points and never put him in. It seems kind of silly to me.
One more thing MLB needs to retire Tony C’s #25 like they did Lou Gehrig’s #4