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Red Sox Alumni Game May 27th 10:30 AM

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by RedOctober3829, May 17, 2018.

  1. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Sox announce an alumni game, their first since 1993, for 10:30 a.m. May 27, before Sox-Braves. Pedro, Wade Boggs, Mike Lowell, Derek Lowe, Sam Horn, El Guapo, Darren Lewis, Mike Greenwell, Lou Merloni et al.

    Others available are listed below.

     
  2. Merkle's Boner

    Merkle's Boner Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Very excited for this. Looks like a great group.
     
  3. Sale4CY

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    I was considering going to this game anyway since it’s projected to be a Sale day.
     
  4. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Why on such short notice?
     
  5. mwonow

    mwonow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I was thinking of asking "why Julio Lugo?" instead...
     
  6. nolasoxfan

    nolasoxfan Member SoSH Member

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    Nice. I already have tickets.
     
  7. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio Member SoSH Member

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    Great group. Who is the tougher out - long retired batting champion Wade Boggs, or recent retiree Jonny Gomes?

    Maybe we can get this group to play an exhibition game against the Orioles? Would be fun to watch Showalter lose to Lou Merloni and Darren Lewis.
     
  8. donutogre

    donutogre Member SoSH Member

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    Man, there's a lot to like about that lineup, and a lot to unpack. The thought of Pedro playing, for starters, is amazing.

    The fact that El Guapo is in shape to get on the field is also pretty wild. And the inclusion of Lugo is something else. I had to go back and look at his numbers to remember how lousy his bat truly was there in the back half of his career. Still, props to him for showing up for the fun.
     
  9. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    The brass doesn';t care about the fans. IF they did, they wouldn't have raised prices this year or gotten rid of replay.

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    They should do loyal v. traitor game. Have Boggs on the other side wearing a Rays (or worse) uniform
     
  10. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    There is no evidence that Pedro will pitch more than 5 minutes or so, or that Guapo is in shape.
     
  11. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    I am considering getting a slice of pizza and getting close enough to Dinardo to ask him if he wants it though.
     
  12. donutogre

    donutogre Member SoSH Member

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    Cool. I shall tone down my enthusiasm appropriately, if that's to your liking.
     
  13. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I had to look up Chris Howard. I had absolutely no memory of him
     
  14. amh03

    amh03 Tippi Hedren Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I can only speak about last year's Old Timer game in Cambridge, but Pedro pitched 2 innings and even took an at bat (pic of that is #4 in the series on my instagram page). He was GREAT fun!!

     
  15. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Local kid who never had much hype.
     
  16. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Sweet pic, amh03
     
  17. Mugsy's Jock

    Mugsy's Jock Longtime Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    BWAHAHAHA! El Guapo is always in shape to get on the field!

    I had an El Guapo Red Sox t-shirt for years and years I loved wearing until it finally had to be put out to pasture. Not only because he wore #34 before Big Papi, but even moreso because the name on the back was "EL GUAPO" and for unexplained reasons there was a tilda over the "L".
     
  18. donutogre

    donutogre Member SoSH Member

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    Those shots are great! Nicely done, thanks for sharing.
     
  19. amh03

    amh03 Tippi Hedren Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    @Ale Xander & @donutogre - thanks!! He was just so fun! Really engaged the crowd and was super kind to the college kids on his team and the opposing team.

    I can totally see him really getting into this Fenway event. Whoever goes will likely find him to be a highlight. And he can still pitch lights out!
     
  20. scottyno

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    Hopefully this will be on tv or streamed, I know YES broadcasts the Yankees old timers game every year
     
  21. The Gray Eagle

    The Gray Eagle Member SoSH Member

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    The Red Sox old timers should play the Yankees old timers, that would be even better.

    Pedro would probably drill someone if he was facing the Yankees. I wouldn't be surprised if he drilled someone in the Red Sox-Red Sox game.
     
  22. uk_sox_fan

    uk_sox_fan Member SoSH Member

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    Would love to have seen Eck and Nomar join in
     
  23. keninten

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    Used to love the father/son games too.
     
  24. brandonchristensen

    brandonchristensen mad photochops SoSH Member

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    I wish Nomar was invited and/or interested.
     
  25. judyb

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    Looks like the Dodgers have a day game that day, anyone know if Nomar is the Dodgers broadcast version of Remy, Eck, Lyons, or Rice?
     
  26. soxhop411

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  27. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    7 non pitchers on each squad?
     
  28. amh03

    amh03 Tippi Hedren Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Anyone know if it'll be televised? Not going to be in the park, but would be fun to watch....
     
  29. OurF'ingCity

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    According to the NESN TV schedule, it looks like it won't be shown live but will be televised on NESN at 8 pm Sunday night.
     
  30. Cumberland Blues

    Cumberland Blues Dope Dope

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    I completely missed the Keith MacWhorter era.
     
  31. Red(s)HawksFan

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    Glad I wasn't the only one who thought "who?" when looking at that name. Granted, he was just a touch before my time (14 appearances in 1980).
     
  32. amh03

    amh03 Tippi Hedren Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks!! I'm sure it'll be a very fun event...enjoy, whoever is going!!
     
  33. doc

    doc Member SoSH Member

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    Can Hanley sign up?
     
  34. Cumberland Blues

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    Weather looking kinda crummy for this - hope they get everything in, it's my first trip to Fenway in 5 years.
     
  35. ngruz25

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    I’d love to time travel back to 1998 and find SoSH’s predecessor so I could post: “Steve Lomasney will make his Fenway debut on May 27, 2018.”
     
  36. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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  37. Red(s)HawksFan

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    Apparently, Julio freaking Lugo just took Pedro deep in the alumni game.

    My whole world is upside down.
     
  38. teddywingman

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    You're making that up.
     
  39. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    Nope. He took him wayyyyyyy deep over the monster.
     
  40. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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    Lugo going yard has me questioning everything right now.
     
  41. Reverend

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    Troll level: Hero
     
  42. brandonchristensen

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    For those outside of the NESN market - any way we can watch?
     
  43. RoDaddy

    RoDaddy Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Same here lol. Of the smillion ex Sox, couldn't they have found more recognizable players than Howard, Lomasney and MacWhorter? Even a few swings from Yaz would be so much more interesting
     
  44. scotian1

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    Carl is 78 years old, there is no way he would take part.
     
  45. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    True, but they could have gotten Rice or Lynn or someone from the 1975 team
     
  46. Byrdbrain

    Byrdbrain Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    A couple of the unknowns, MacWhorter being one of them, live locally so I assume they were just filler that they could get to Fenway on the cheap.
     
  47. Don Bradman

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    Rice was Tiant’s “bench coach”. TC interviewed them together during the game and Rice said he would hit if Tiant pitched. But Tiant said his back was bad and he couldn’t. The crowd tried to get Rice to take a swing but he held his ground.
     
  48. amh03

    amh03 Tippi Hedren Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The Red Sox Twitter page has a bunch of video clips and fun pics, including these -

     
    #48 amh03, May 27, 2018
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  49. Doc Zero

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    Why is the organization still associating itself with Julio Lugo in any way?
     
  50. Oil Can Dan

    Oil Can Dan Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    At least it wasn’t Awfulman.
     

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