Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Oh When the Sox...

Here they come again, mmmm-mm-mm. Catch us if you can, mmmm-mm-mm.

Next week the Sox come to town to play 4 games against the third place New York Yankees and with them come the cameras.

NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai) will be broadcasting LIVE Thursday, July 3 on the most popular morning show in Japan. If you want all of your family and friends back in Japan to see you on TV try to get to the bar early. They'll be shooting at 5:30 and 7:30. There's something about this rivalry that brings out the media.

And, speaking of the rivalry, no one enjoyed beating the Yankees more than Red Sox pitcher and Brooklyn native Jerry Casale. He slugged one of the longest homeruns ever hit at Yankee Stadium and to this day has the Phil Rizzuto play-by-play of the at-bat.

We'll be honoring Jerry at Professor Thom's on July 14 and everyone is invited. After baseball, Jerry opened Pino's, a small Italian eatery in midtown Manhattan where an entire wall inside the restaurant was made into a mural of Fenway Park and the Green Monster. Pino's became the place to be for Sox fans either exiled or just visiting enemy territory.

Sadly, Jerry recently suffered a stroke. On July 14 we will gather for one special night to honor Jerry for his contributions to Red Sox Nation and what he means to our community, and raise money to help him cover some of his medical expenses.

If you want more information or if you have anything you would like to donate to be raffled (gift certificates, dvds, books, etc.) please let me know. There will be a suggested donation at the door.
Catch us if you can
Catch us if you can
Catch us if you can
Catch us if you can
-Dave Clark / Lenny Davidson

...If You Ain't Got That Ring.