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  • January 14th, 2011

    January 14, 2011:
    About a Month…

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:06 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Product Reviews,Red Sox Comments (2)

    With all the crazy weather goings on in the last 2 weeks or so (including the 30+ inches Boston got hit with just this week), its hard to believe that there will actually be the stirrings of baseball happening in a little less than a month…

    Yep, pitchers and catchers and various injured players can voluntarily report on February 13th, and then February 18 is THE DAY: The mandatory reporting date for pitchers and catchers.

    Won’t come soon enough, as far I am concerned. Until then, we stay bundled up and dream of warmer times…But while we are waiting for baseball, maybe some music will help. And since its January, its time for Hot Stove/Cool Music Weekend with Theo and Peter Gammons, which kicks off today with the annual roundtable, moderated at Peter Gammons, and will be held at Fenway at 6:00pm. This years topic: “The physical, psychological and conditioning aspects of developing pitching” will have a panel consisting of Theo, Brian Sabean of the world champion San Francisco Giants, Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals, John Farrell, former Red Sox pitching coach and current manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, Pitchers Curt Schilling, Bronson Arroyo and one of the current Red Sox starters! Tickets for this event are $100.00, and can be purchased here

    Then, the Hot Stove/Cool Music Concert, to be held at the Paradise Rock Club, will start tomorrow night, January 15th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $40, and the event with feature Kay Hanley, The Candles, Bronson Arroyo with American Hi-Fi, Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents and the Hot Stove All-Stars featuring Epstein, Gammons, Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz, The Figg’s Mike Gent and Ed Valauskas of The Gentlemen. Tickets can be purchased here

    As always, Hot Stove/Cool Music benefits the Foundation To Be Named Later, brainchild of Theo Epstein, and his twin brother Paul. This event has raised more than $3.5 million for the foundation which, as a branch of the Red Sox Foundation raises funds to help disadvantaged kids throughout the Boston area.

    And, in 2 weeks, its time, once again, to grab that large coffee, and sit in front of your computer screen, staring at the virtual waiting room. Yep, the tickets for the 2011 campaign go on sale Saturday, January 29th, beginning at 10 am. All tickets are available, except for the Skanks, the Cubs series, and The Green Monster and Right Field Deck tickets for all games. These tickets will be sold by random drawing at a later date. And what they means is that you signed up via e-mail, and they randomly choose people and offer them the chance to sit in the virtual waiting room some more, for the chance to maybe MAYBE get some of these more coveted tickets….

    In addition to online, you can try your luck on the automated ticket line at 888-REDSOX6. If you need accessible seating, you can call 877-REDSOX9. Hearing impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at (617) 226-6644.

    And, if you are lucky enough to get tickets for a game or 3 this year, you’ll need info: On where to park, where to eat, even where to enjoy an adult beverage before of after the game. Then Kurt Smith’s Ballpark E-Guide to Fenway Park is something you should definitely pick up. Jammed packed with all the info a rabid Red Sox fan needs when heading to the ballpark.

    Perhaps you were not lucky enough to get tickets in the virtual waiting room? No worries, your Ballpark E-Guide to Fenway Park can help there as well, as it devotes a significant portion of the guide on how to get tickets, and the best way to get the ones you want, whether that be based on price, or location. And, for the cost of $5.00, it’s a bargain at twice the price. Check it out, and you will have all you need to make the most of your pilgrimage to the Holy land…

    Finally, in a shocking move, the Sox will actually play some ESPN Sunday nigh games against teams not names the Skanks: While they have 2 on April 10 and May 15th, the other 2 announced for the 1st 1.2 of the season are the Cubs on May 22 and Tampa Bay Rays on July 17th…And the best part about it? NO MORE Joe Morgan and Jon Miller!!! The new team of Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine will man the mics for the 8:00pm contests…

    2 Responses to “January 14, 2011:
    About a Month…”

    1. Red Sox 11, Rangers 26: < br> The Trifecta of Baseball Yukiness… » Boston Red Thoughts says:

      […] Kurt Smith’s Ballpark E-Guide to Fenway Park, which I wrote about back in January has been updated for the 2011 Campaign. For the cost of $5.00, you can have all you need to know […]

    2. May 1, 2013: Guest Post: Special Offer from Ballpark E-Guides » Boston Red Thoughts says:

      […] while you can. If you would like to see what Christine wrote about the Fenway Park E-Guide, you can read that here (it’s been updated since then, by the […]

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