On Saturday, January 26th, 2013, the Pawtucket Red Sox opened their doors for their annual Hot Stove Event. Over 800 fans showed their support throughout the day by braving the cold and waiting patiently to meet top Red Sox Prospects. Outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr (#2 in the Red Sox organization according to Baseball America), pitcher Allen Webster (#4), infielder Justin Henry and catcher Dan Butler met the fans, answered questions and signed autographs from 10:30am-2pm.
Lou Gehrig plaque is hanging in the hall way between clubhouses to commemorate Lou's life and to also honor the Pawtucket Red Sox for their help in trying to strike out ALS.
Everyone was glad to be indoors, as the baseball field at McCoy lay with a dusting of cold New England snow.
I was fortunate to ask Jackie Bradley some questions of my own before the event wrapped up. Notice my excellent reporting tools: the recorder and the questions a crumpled piece of paper with scribbles on it. Professional!
Pawtucket is the site of the longest Profesional Baseball game ever. In 1981, Rochester and Pawtucket played for 33 innings, which lasted over 8 hours. Yawn!
As you leave McCoy, a friendly sign lets you know you are always welcome back. This was my first trip to Pawtucket, I will most definitely be back! See you this Summer!
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Peter Lepak 1/27/2013 02:51:00 PM Tweet