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William
William
10 months ago

Red Sox fan here. It’s the official religion of New England. Baseball hasn’t changed that much over the years. It’s a perfect summer game, a lovely sway, no time limit – you play till someone wins. It is the rite of passage where every boy learns how to spit Let this be the last time you even mention the Yankees DCG 🙂

Alma
Alma
10 months ago

Baseball is full of emotion -no broken bones, no head injuries, not leaving on a stretcher, only thing broken is a baseball bat, being called OUT while running to third base with the bases full and losing the game

Watertender
Watertender
10 months ago

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Class AA farm team of the Miami Marlins played a special game with the first 5 innings having only a boy with cancer and his father as the spectators. The team went all out to make the day perfect for the 2 guests of honor. Gives me a good feeling to know that they would do this and make a kid happy.

williamofberkshire
williamofberkshire
10 months ago
Reply to  Watertender

Good for them. With a name like the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (love it) you know they are on the good side. Here they have the Jimmy Fund for kids with cancer promoted by the Red Sox. Ted Williams had a lot to do with starting it. Terrible Ted was not known as a nice guy but on one visit to a kid with cancer the boy grabbed his finger and wouldn’t let go. So Ted lay down beside him and held him until he fell asleep

Watertender
Watertender
10 months ago

William, The Miami Marlins have some wild names for their minor league teams. Class A Short Season is the Batavia NY Muckdogs. The Class A Full Season is the Clinton Iowa Lumber Kings. Then there is the Jumbo Shrimp…. The Class AAA is the New Orleans Baby Cakes… As a 3 time cancer survivor it makes me happy to know that a team or teams will take the time to make a very sick kid happy.

williamofberkshire
williamofberkshire
10 months ago
Reply to  Watertender

We could go on and on with cool team names. Here we have a semi-semi-pro baseball team, the Steeplecats. Cool but not as cool as Jumbo Shrimp or Baby Cakes. A bit of bio-trivia since I have nothing better to do at the moment: My high school in Maine was named after a wealthy landowner, Squire Edward Little. The original school was in his old estate, allegedly haunted by a ghost know affectionately as Little Eddie. Our school color was red so the team names were Red Ghosts or more commonly Red Eddies. A red ghost – try to picture… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
10 months ago

Now, that’s what I call a “workin’ dog.” You could just tell as he walked away that he was pleased with himself for the great job he was doing.