On Friday, the brightest lights in Fenway Park were far from the field. Red Sox wives and girlfriends teamed up for the 18th annual From Fenway to the Runway fundraiser at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston. Among the women who participated in the sold-out event were Tiffany Ortiz (wife of former MVP David Ortiz), Erin Bradley (wife of outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.), Allison Buchheit (wife of trainer Paul Buchheit), Dianne Jochim (wife of trainer Jon Jochim), Georgia Nua (wife of team massage therapist Russell Nua), Jamie Cashner (wife of pitcher Andrew Cashner), Sarah Esposito (girlfriend of infielder Michael Chavis), Theresa Simunovic (girlfriend of pitcher Colten Brewer), Angelica Feliciano (fiancée of team manager Alex Cora), Gabriela Vazquez (wife of catcher Christian Vazquez), and Linda Puzzuti Henry (wife of team owner John Henry, who also owns the Boston Globe). The fundraiser benefits the Red Sox Foundation’s self-run education and recreation programs, Red Sox … [Read more...] about Red Sox wives and girlfriends hit the runway – for a cause
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BOSTON — The reminders hang over every member of the Boston Red Sox. At the top of each locker in the home clubhouse at Fenway Park is a nameplate with a logo commemorating the 2018 World Series title. It was the achievement of a lifetime for these Red Sox, and they still cannot quite fathom how it happened with such ease. “We didn’t lose three games in a row last year,” starter David Price said on Friday. “That’s crazy. That’s nuts. We did everything really well at all times, essentially. I don’t know what we didn’t do really well. We built that feeling up in spring training and we got it rolling right out of the gate.” Those Red Sox started 17-2. They set a franchise record with 108 victories in the regular season. They romped through October, losing only one game each series. A city that once expected baseball heartbreak now expects championships. For the fourth time in 15 seasons, the Red Sox delivered. Following up in the … [Read more...] about Red Sox are struggling no longer
By Ronald Blum Published 5:06 pm PDT, Saturday, June 29, 2019 LONDON — Rest assured, British fans: Most baseball games are not like this, not even the crazy ones between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Major League Baseball arrived in Europe on Saturday night with Ye Olde Slugfest. Each team scored six runs in a first inning that stretched nearly an hour, with Aaron Hicks hitting the first European homer. Brett Gardner had a tie-breaking, two-run drive in the third, Aaron Judge went deep to cap a six-run fourth and the Yankees outlasted their rivals 17-13. Before a sellout crowd of 59,659 at London Stadium that included fans from Britain, Beantown and the Big Apple plus Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, batters behaved like good tourists. A Union Jack fluttered above center field along with the Stars and Stripes. British fan Ian Muggridge appreciated the mood in the park, with the playing of the U.S. and British national anthems … [Read more...] about Ye Olde Slugfest: Yankees top Red Sox 17-13 in MLB Euro debut
COMMENTARY As Yogi Berra once supposedly articulated, and Red Sox fans echoed when their team tumbled back to the flat ground of .500 last weekend, “it’s getting late early” in this 2019 season. Certainly it’s true that there are essentially four full months of baseball still to be played, and that after capping off a sweep of the wretched Royals on Thursday afternoon, the Red Sox have exactly 100 games still to go. But along the route to 33-29, Boston has played itself into a position where any hiccups could really hurt, and where there’s enough urgency that what happens over the rest of June could define the direction this club is headed. Friday night the Rays arrive at Fenway Park for a four-game weekender, presenting the Sox with an opportunity to close on the team it trails by five games for second place in the AL East. That opens an eight-game homestand, and a stretch in which they’ll play 14 of 20 at Fenway before making a quick jaunt across … [Read more...] about Red Sox power rankings: There’s a surprising newcomer at the top
Most marathoners run for a reason. For a select bunch at the 2019 Boston Marathon, that reason will be one of the Boston Athletic Association’s 36 official charities. Established in 1989, the B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon Official Charity Program provides entries to nonprofit organizations. The organizations then recruit runners, who must fundraise a minimum of $5,000 each. “It’s a very important part of the work we do and is one of the ways the B.A.A. is able to give back to the eight cities and towns along the route that do so much to support us,” said Nicole Juri, the B.A.A.’s manager of charity and community partnerships. The 2018 charity runners raised $19.2 million, according to a July press release by the B.A.A. Combined with other fundraising, including the John Hancock Non-Profit Program, the 2018 Boston Marathon raised a total of $36.6 million. All participating charities focus on health, fitness, and the local community, with causes … [Read more...] about The Boston Marathon has 36 official charity teams. Here’s how you can donate to them.