What a week! Sometimes I cry when we lose a game but all of a sudden losing last niight doesn’t seem quite as important as some of the other things going on.
I’m so sad to hear Jerry Remy had cancer and has been sick. I hope he gets well. I met him last year at a Kid Nation Captain board meeting & he was awesome. When i can’t go to Fenway for a game I always watch Remy on NESN.
I’m still really angry at Joba Chamberlain for throwing at the heads of our players. I think he does it on purpose. This has been going on since 2007. First Youk & now Bay. I don’t understand why he is allowed to get away with all that stuff. I hope he gets suspended before someone really gets hurt. I don’t want to see anyone get beaned like Tony C. did.
Now Manny doing steroids. Geesh. I almost got sick when I heard this. I don’t know why anyone drinks alcohol or does drugs. Last week I wrote an essay for iwontcheat.com about what I would say to my favorite baseball player if he was caught cheating or using steroids.
So now this is what I would say to Manny.
When Mannny refused to play last year & we lost games because of his attitude I forgave him. I even cried the 1st time I saw him in a Dodgers uniform even though I thought he was a traitor for not playing his best when he was a Red Sox. . He’s supposed to be an example to kids everywhere and now I think he’s a bigger loser than I did after he threw a game for the Yankees last season. Now everybody is going to criticize the Red Sox and think our team are cheaters because of Manny. I even heard someone say today we didn’t deserve to win the WS in 2004 because Manny was probably on drugs then. He hurt kids, all baseball fans, all baseball players, his teammates on the Dodgers & the Red Sox because of what he did. He is a cheater. I would rather see a player strike out & play fair than get a home run by using steroids. Manny- you need to grow up, respect yourself, play fair & stop being a jerk!.
I sure wish I was gonna be at the game tonight. But I will be watching on TV. We have been to 11 games this year. And we have tickets for the game Friday night! YEAH! I think it’s awesome we set a sell out record but it’s kind of bad too for us fans that can’t go to all the games because we can’t get tickets & they cost so much. I was talking to people I know that used to go to Fenway 40 or 50 years ago. They told me lots of cool stories like you could go the day of the game and buy a ticket cheap because not many people went to the games. And you could hang out by the field and get autographs and stuff like that. Sometimes I wish it was still like that because It reminds me of how the North Shore Spirit games were. I went to almost every North Shore Spirit game for 5 years. I really miss the Spirit.
The players, people who worked there and other fans all knew my name. We could hang out by the field and get autographs when the guys were on the field and after the game. The players and managers were always so nice to us kids and treated us like we were important. We laughed, cheered and even cried together. It was like a big family. We were family because we all loved the North Shore Spirit. Sometimes when there wasn’t a Spirit game the Fraser Faithful would get together to watch Red Sox games. I miss the North Shore Spirit especially my favorite catcher Alex Trezza and still cry sometimes because the team is never coming back. Their last game was in 2007.
But I’ve been a Red Sox fan since I can remember and I’m glad I have the Red Sox and Red Sox Nation. I’m glad I am a Kid Nation Captain and part of the Red Sox Nation family. Thanks Remy, Regular Rob, Joe Chamas, PAPELBON, Schilling, Pedroia, Kid Nation Captains and the rest of my Red Sox family. You’re the best. Sometimes I don’t think people know how much the Red Sox means to us kids. It’s like family and Fenway park is like home. It’s a place we can go and have fun and be a part of a big family where everybody belongs. When you’re cheering for the Red Sox no one cares is you’re a little kid or old. It doesn’t matter how fast you can run or how smart you are. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor or one of the cool kids. We just love the Red Sox so we’re family.
Now if we can just beat the Rays every game in this home stand take back the lead in the AL. I’m glad Lester is pitching. I like him and it was awesome watching him pitch a no hitter. He got cured of cancer & I hope everybody realizes how important it is to find a care for cancer so no more people die from it.
Please vote for Jerry Remy EVERY DAY during Sept. for the Ford C. Frick Award. It is given to a baseball broadcaster that has made contributions to baseball. I think Remy deserves it.
Don’t forget to vote for Youk for the Clemente award for all the work he has done to help people especially kids.
I just got back from Camp Rotary and it was awesome. I love camp. Grandma sent me the sports pages every day so I could follow the Red Sox even though we don’t have a TV or radio at camp. I can’t wait to see the game tonight. I’ve REALLY REALLY missed watching the games. I’m kinda sorry Manny is gone I really liked watching him play. But he acts like a two year old. He was acting like a spoiled brat and like he wasn’t even part of the team. I don’t like the way he talked about the Red Sox owners and Tito. It was too disrespectful and rude. If I acted like that I’d be grounded forever and lose my allowance too. I like Jason Bay. I think he’s good and I’m excited about watching him play. I’m glad Varitek is coming out of his hitting slump I knew he would. I’m so excited on Aug. 13 I get to go to Fenway again for the Red Sox Kid Nation captain Meeting with Jerry Remy and Regular Rob. I have a bunch of old Jerry Remy baseball cards. Maybe he’ll sign one for me.
I love watching Manny play- he’s fun to watch but lately I’ve been getting pretty upset with him. He acts like he’s not trying and that’s just wrong. Sometimes I wonder if he’s trying to make the Sox lose or whether he just doesn’t care. I think he’s acting like a spoiled brat and is being disrespectful to the coaches and his team members. If Iacted like that I’s lose my allowance and get grounded probably for life. I hope he straightens out because it has to be hard for the other guys on the team.
I know it’s Manny’s Birthday so I hope he hits #500 tonight! That would be awesome. I hope when Manny hits 500 the person that catches the ball gives it to him for his kids. I think that’s what I’d do with it if I caught it. It’s been tough to keep up on the blog this week because of the West Coast games. I have to go to bed before they even start so I recorded them. I go to school and then the Y. I get home, eat dinner & do homework then watch the games I recorded until bedtime- so I haven’t had much time to blog. The games this week have been rough but hopefully we’ll do better in the series this weekend. Go Sox.
Please don’t forget to vote for me for captain of Kid Nation. My essay is in my blog in the entry called Please Vote For Me for Captain of Red Sox Kid Nation. Be sure to read it. You can vote here.
Hopefully some of you already know me because I’ve been blogging about the Red Sox for 2 years now. My name is Victoria G. & I’m 10. I am 1 of 25 finalists for Captain of Red Sox Kid Nation and I need your help. I REALLY want to win because I will get the chance to help other kids, go to a Red Sox game & other cool stuff. You can vote for me up 10 times with one email address. Here’s the link to vote and my name is near the bottom of the ballot. I’d also LOVE it if you’d leave a note on my blog. I love hearing from other fans.
I wish you would vote for me and send this to everyone you know. I would be a good captain because I like to help people especially kids. Read my essay & you’ll see why I think I would be a good captain
I try to help kids by showing them that even though we aren’t old enough to vote that we can still do important things and make a difference. I have done lots of things to try to help kids. When the North Shore Spirit baseball team was leaving Lynn I started a petition to keep them in Lynn so kids would have something fun and safe to do during the summer. I got more than 800 signatures with the help of my friends and we were on the news and in the newspaper. The team left but we tried our best and trying is an important as winning. At least we let people know how much we loved the team and we all worked togther. I also put a North Shore Spirit float in the Lynn Christmas parade to thank the team and everyone had fun riding on it and watching it. I do a lot of other things too. I helped my friend Athena sell lollipops to raise money for breast cancer research and sometimes I go with my great grandmother to help feed hungry people at a church in Lynn. I give away my old toys and clothes to people that need them. I also try to help kids if they are being picked on by bigger kids because nobody should be scared or picked on. And if somebody doesn’t have a friend because they’re not cool or different I ask them to be my friend. But the most important thing I want to do is let kids know they don’t need to join gangs, take drugs and smoke cigarettes to be cool. You don’t have to be in the popular club or a sports star to be cool because being cool is doing things to help other people and make the world better. I would be a good captain of Kid Nation because I know how to work with other people and get kids involved in projects like I did with the “Save Our Spirit” project. My North Shore Spirit Baseball Collection is in the Lynn Historical Society Museum. I applied for their collections contest and was picked so all the kids in Lynn get to look at my collection and enjoy it like I do. I like sharing my stuff with other people. It makes me happy and them happy. I also know lots about the Red Sox. I am a huge Red Sox fan and watch every game I can on television. I have been to games at Fenway too. I collect Red Sox baseball cards and like Jonathan Papelbon, Curt Schilling and the older players like Tony C. and Johnny Pesky. You can see my blog at http://alextrezzafanclub.blogspot.com/ for more information about me.
If I could ask any player a question I would ask Team Captain Jason Varitek what he learned as a kid that helped him be such a good team captain and what advice he would give kids that want to be leaders not just in sports but in everything they do.