Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jimmy Fund Thom’s-a-thon

The Red Sox are playing baseball. Hmm, in other news…

Join us this Thursday and Friday as we help support the annual WEEI-NESN radio-telethon for the Jimmy Fund by having a fundraiser of our own. We will spend two nights raising money by auctioning, raffling, and plain old begging. Feel free to give more than you can afford as all of the money is being sent to a worthwhile charity.

This year we will conduct the charity in honor of the late John Carroll who is memorialized in one of the artworks on our walls. Over one of the booths there is a framed poster of many of the major American newspapers the day after the Sox won the Series in 2004. Affixed to the bottom of the frame is a dedication to John T. Carroll Sr. who, born in 1919, passed away just a few weeks before the Sox finally ended their long draught. In his honor we will donate all proceeds of the two nights to the Jimmy Fund.

And, the highlight of the event will becarroll poster the sale of an exact copy of that framed poster, donated by John's son. Many people have asked where they could buy one, and now here's your opportunity. Also, look for autographed items and the usual Thom's give-away: beer. Thank you in advance for your support.

Also on Friday: He's back. The Dreamy One, Tom Brady is finally going to be on TV in New York as the Pats take on their former cross state rival, the Redskins (see, the Redskins began in Boston). Game time is 8 pm.

Looking Ahead

Lenny Clarke is coming to town. The sometime pride of Cambridge will be performing at Comix September 24-26. Let me know if you're interested in going.

Give a little bit
Give a little bit of your love to me
Give a little bit
Ill give a little bit of my love to you
Theres so much that we need to share
So send a smile and show you care

-Roger Hodgson

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August 22, 2009 RSN NY at Fenway

What a time we had at Fenway Saturday! The Sox cooperated completely by annihilating the Yankees 14-1 behind a rookie picture. But, I got the feeling from the reaction among our crowd of 100 that it wouldn't have mattered much had they lost.

From the start the deck was stacked in our favor. On one bus heading up was former Sox starter and Yankee killer, Jerry Casale, who was celebrating the 50th anniversary of his rookie of the year season with the Sox. Jerry also owned the first "Sox Bar" in NYC which he ran on 34th street for many years.

On the other bus was Jazz star John Pizzarelli who performed the anthem before the game.

It felt like the game couldn't start without us.

The Sox supplied us with Red Sox Nation New York signs and sent the jumbo-tron camera by to broadcast us on the board. And, NESN shot us all day for a piece they're doing about the trip.

All in all, not too shabby for a day at the park.

Thanks to Sox and everyone that helped make this trip possible.

The Boston Globe made mention of the trip here, sorta.

Here's a link to the photos I took: RSN NY Trip.
Here's some that Jerry's family took: The Casales.
And, here's Pizz doing the anthem: You Tube.

Here are some more by partaker Eden.
And then even more here.

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