PawSox Yard Sale – 10/29/16

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I had the opportunity to head down to McCoy Stadium for the Pawtcuket Red Sox Ballyard Sale this past weekend, and it did not disappoint.  There were some awesome items available, and I had to use extreme will power to not buy too much stuff.  There were multiple tables covered in bobbleheads, giveaways, game used hats, autographed baseballs, mini-bats and more!  While waiting in line, PawSox chairman and co-owner Larry Lucchino greeted some fans, taking pictures, chatting, and showing off his World Series rings.  The season ticket holders were let in early (wish I had known that!) and then finally the rest of us were let in.  The first thing I Continue reading

Rusney Castillo: A New Perspective

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$30,880.63.  That’s how much Rusney Castillo would make today (before taxes) if you divide his 2016 salary by 365.  It’s tough to feel anything but contempt for someone making that much per day, never mind someone who isn’t even near the top of his field and was removed from the 40-man roster.

A lot has already been written, tweeted, and joked about some of the expensive players that have seen time in Pawtucket this season: Allen Craig ($11M), Joe Kelly ($2.6M) and Rusney Castillo ($11.3M).  These players were acquired to help the major league team to a World Series and they can’t even bring a winning record to a AAA team.  Castillo’s season has been a disappointment in many ways.  Expected to be part of the solution in left field, Castillo made all of 8 Continue reading

BoSox Club Luncheon – 9/13/16

Time for the last regular season BoSox Club Luncheon.  I missed August’s luncheon (Brad Ziegler was the guest), but I am definitely happy I made it to this month’s.  The guests were Sox pitcher Rick Porcello and 2004 World Champion Short Stop Orlando Cabrera!  During the autograph session Continue reading

Paw Sox/Sea Dogs End of Season Game Used – 9/5/16

What a day.  Drove about 350 miles, spent a lot of money, and came home with a TON of autographed game used gear!  This was by far our most successful day with game used gear, and we’re still processing all the new stuff we brought in.  It was an early morning start in Pawtucket, where we picked up gear from Brian Johnson, Kyle Martin, Jantzen Witte, Chandler Shepherd, Justin Haley, and Ryan LaMarre.  Ryan was the only first timer, and we’re really hoping he comes back to AAA next year.  After that, Continue reading