Thursday, April 02, 2009

Opening Day and Tiant at Thom’s

Lou-ie! Lou-ie! Lou-ie! El Tiante pitched the first time I went to a Sox game. I don’t remember a single out, but my mother told me I was screaming his name in the bleachers along with 30-some-odd-thousand others that fall.

Like now, the Sox were hot then. They had some of the most popular players in baseball in Fisk, Rice, Lynn, the Spaceman, Yaz, Dewey, Rico, Tony C, Dick Pole, and Tiant. Their ‘75 series against the Big Red Machine is often credited with saving baseball. But, among all of the great moments for the Sox in ‘75 the best was probably when Luis Tiant’s parents were allowed to visit Boston from Cuba to watch for the first time their son pitch professionally.

This April 23rd you’ll learn the full story of that trip and more when the Tribeca Film Festival premieres “The Lost Son of Havana”, a story that follows Tiant’s return to Cuba after almost 50 years.

Tickets go on sale April 7th to Amex customers and April 14th to the public. We’ll be doing a pre-film happy hour at the bar and walking over to the theatre (11th street) together. Tiant will be at the premiere, along with other Sox and celebs. More info to come.

And speaking of Boston baseball, the Sox are in town this weekend to take on the Mets at Citi Field. If you’re going to the games let us know. There’s some rain in the forecast, but don’t worry about the field. Citibank has asked the government for more Tarp money.

Opening Day is Monday. There will be plenty of specials at Thom’s for the 2 pm game against the Rays. Check out our clam rolls and chowder and Harpoon specials.

Louie Louie, oh no
Me gotta go
Aye-yi-yi-yi, I said
Louie Louie, oh baby
Me gotta go

-Richard Berry

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