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  • February 5th, 2008

    February 5, 2008:
    9 Days, and an Anniversary of Sorts…

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:42 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Piece of Christine E. Trivia: 3 Years ago today, in 2005, I was the Organizer of the very 1st V-Day Wilkes-Barre, which has culminated in the last 4 years of raising thousand of dollars for local organizations fighting to stop violence against women and girls. You can see info on V-Day Wilkes-Barre 2008, to be held on March 1, under “Blogs for A Cause” to the right of this page…

    How is this for a compelling thought? Since Jed Lowrie is not going away in the Johan Santana sweepstakes (I heard it like $23 million a year for at least 5 years or something–the Mets are NUTS….) and he is quiet the phenom–could he possibly knock Sir Julio the Useless out of the commission? Oh, I reallyREALLY hope so…

    How is this for coolness? We are still 9 days away, and players are already starting to show up at Fort Myers! Jon Lester is the 1st, with a workout of about 35 pitches thrown yesterday… From Jon: “It’s been a habit for me since probably about ’04…It just feels weird not getting down here early. I like to get a head start and get used to the sun and get used to running outside and the grass and getting up early and all that stuff.”

    Today is the big day: Where Mercenary Roger gets to go in front of the Congressional Committee and tell his side of the story–I wonder if he will show them where the ear ISN’T growing out of his forehead, or show them that he CANNOT pull a tractor with his teeth–if he does that, he will be exonerated for SURE… From one of Roger’s Lawyers: “Roger is not going to take the Fifth Amendment…He is going to answer the committee’s questions truthfully under oath.”

    Ah huh…

    Andy Pettitte spent 2.5 hours with the committee yesterday–that is all I am saying…

    Should’ve ordered one of THESE: What a creative way to get people to buy your tickets? Single A Portland Sea Dogs are offering ticket packages that not only give single seats to 3 of their games–but the 4th ticket it to a Red Sox game at FENWAY…No, they are not the greatest tickets ever–one set has a right field grandstand seat, the other 2 are bleachers, but STILL…and get this–the cost for the packages? $54 to 62…Tickets went on sale at 9:00am this morning–Think they are sold out yet?

    One Response to “February 5, 2008:
    9 Days, and an Anniversary of Sorts…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, I doubt it’s this year, but it won’t shock me to see Jed playing SS in 2009.

      The V Day is a great idea. I admire people like you immensley for doing work like that.

      Hope you are well.

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