OMG! I am so excited. When we got home today I had a phone message from NE Book Fair. I won Youk’s Kids Essay Contest for April & I get an autographed Kevin Youkilis baseball & I get a chance to win lunch with Kevin Youkilis after baseball season is over. I wrote about being a Kid Nation Captain & helping other kids & blogging about the Red Sox. Now if we can just sweep the Ya—– I can’t even type the name of that other team. YUCK!
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 had a bad week. My favorite counselor from the YMCA Miss Jocelyn drowned in Salem and I was sad. Her funeral was Friday and I was really sad. I loved her a lot. She taught me to swim and always made us laugh. She was a real good artist too. My Grandma wanted to cheer me up so we went to Boston and we got tickets for the game from Hig’s tickets. They were awesome seats. We were 3 rows behind the Red Sox Bullpen. Jonathan Papelbon was hanging out in the Bullpen and I got to get real close to him. I got a picture of his car in the players parking lot too. He has a cool black Mercedes. The Red Sox beat the White Sox BIG TIME
Sorry I haven’t been updating my blog. I’m at the Y all say every day and watching games at night so I don’t have much time. In a few minutes I’m leaving for 2 weeks at Camp Rotary but b4 I go I had to write about the most awesome day. I GOT TO MEET DUSTIN PEDROIA TODAY! Really! The Red Sox had a clinic with Pedroia for the Kid Nation captains. It was awesome. Pedroria was so nice to us and let us ask him lots of questions. He’s shorter than i thought he would be but he smiles and laughs a lot. We got to go on the field with Dustin and got to sit in the Red Sox Dug Out. I can’t believe I got to sit where Papelbon, Tony C., Johnny Pesky and all the other Red Sox players have sat for almost 100 years. It was stupendous. The other Kid Nation Captains were really cool and it was fun meeting all the other kids. Joe Chamas works for the Red Sox and set the whole thing up for us. Joe is awesome. This is the best summer of my life. I still can’t believe I’m a Captain and getting to do all these things. I can’t wait to find out what project we’ll be doing to help other kids. I’ll update my blog again in 2 weeks when I get back from Camp Rotary. Thanks again to everyone that voted 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 have always been a Sox fan and love my team. I hate to say anything bad about the team I love so much but it HURTS watching them play lately.
There were some bad calls by the umps last night & it cost us 2 runs but I think Dice K bears a lot of the blame for our loss. From the day we signed Dice K I’ve been saying he’s overpaid and overrated. All he knows how to do is walk people. He wouldn’t know a fast ball if it hit him in the head and he’s an embarrassment. I’ve watched every game since I can remember but when he’s pitching I have to admit I think about not watching. It’s so embarrassing.
I also have to say I think the Devil Rays deliberately walking Youk 2 times in 1 game was pretty low class and poor sportsmanship. And to all you people whining about Varitek- give hima break. He’s in a hitting slump but is a great catcher and team captain.
I don’t think Tampa should have played Sweet Caroline after sweeping us either. I think it was pretty rude.
I haven’t been around much because my Nana died and we were out of town. But don’t forget to watch the Red Sox game on NESN Wednesday night. The Red Sox called last week and I was invited to be on the Roush Fenway Racing Pre-Game Ceremony with some other kids from Red Sox Kid nation. This will be my 5th game this year.
Voting for the Kid Nation Captains contest ended Sunday but they haven’t announced the winners yet. I’m so excited and so nervous. I’m going crazy waiting. I hope I win.
I am SO HAPPY Curt Schilling is doing okay after his operation. Man I hope he can play baseball again after he gets better.
Actually I hope all our guys on the DL get better soon. But I’d rather have them on the DL now than when we’re in the play offs.
And congrats to Jerry Remy on 20 years with NESN. REM DAWG ROCKS