Tagged: Tim Wakefield

Gentleman Tim

Tim Wakefield has been named the recipient of the 2010 Roberto Clemente award, an award given annually to the player who “combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field.  Who better deserving?Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield has been named the recipient of the 2010 Roberto Clemente award, an award given annually to the player who 'combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field.' It was the eighth nomination for Wakefield, a player who has given tirelessly to charities ranging from the Jimmy Fund to his 'Pitching in for Kids' organization to the Space Coast Early Intervention Center in his hometown of Melbourne, Fla., among other organizations. On the following pages, we take a look back at the knuckleballer's 18-year Major League career...Wakefield waves to the fans at Fenway Park during a pregame ceremony celebrating the Red Sox win in the 2004 World Series. The ceremony was held prior to the 2005 season opener against the New York Yankees in Boston.(photo’s from Boston.Com)

I am so Proud of him, as I’m sure all of Red Sox Nation is!!

I have been watching him for 18 years and am just so happy for him and his family!

It really is a great honor to be recognized for the great work you do outside of baseball!

 

 

Congratulations to the S. F. Giants!! 2 down, 2 more to go!

Noni

It’s not over “till the fat lady sings”

Wakefield became the oldest pitcher in franchise history to win a game.  He took the title away from the “Big Cheese” himself, Dennis Eckersley. Eck was 43 years and 349 days old when he won his last game, and Wake is 44 years and 38 days old today!!

Just to make the win that much better it was against Garza. Of all the pichers in Tampa he is the one I dislike the most.  His spitting is gross. I can’t stand watching him.

Day off today while they travel to the West Coast, Oakland and Seattle, then back home.

The season is winding down.  Doesn’t look like a Championship this year, but stranger things have happen.  Beating Tampa 2 out of 3 games, what the he77, It’s not over yet!

Noni 

Maybe a trip to West Coast is what Dice K needed

Good game last night, Dice K pitching like the old Dice K!

Daisuke Matsuzaka works against the...

thanks to Matsuzaka, the Red Sox remained only 3 1/2 games behind.

Funny thing with all the injuries my 9 year old Granddaughter knows more RedSox players and positions than I do.

PATIENT APPROACH: Mike Lowell chats...A reporter for the Sunday Herald Ray Borges  did a full page on Mike Lowell and him sitting around the dugout just waiting to be traded.  I know it’s probably true, but I hated the way the story read.  Kind of like kicking the dog when he’s down.  I love Mike, but enough, I wish they would decide what they are going to do and do it.

This is probably the first year since I started watching baseball that I don’t have a favorite player.  Of course there’s always Wakefield, but he’s getting old, and I think Tito expects too much from him.

Noni

It’s what the game is all about

Let’s just forget about yesterdays game, (except for the part where Wake pitch in 3000 innings)  and go back for a day to Saturdays game when the Sox brought up a rookie to play out field. 

Unlikely he would do much, It was an irony that he even played in the minors, never mind the majors, and now Daniel Nava’s name is in the history books! How great can he be feeling, his first shot at Fenway park ( a dream he never expected to come true) and he hits a grand slam! Kudo’s Daniel, hope you have more time on the green fields of Fenway. SLAMMIN': Red Sox rookie Daniel...

Mom and dad arrived just in time to see their son become the newest Fenway folk hero. How proud they must be.

How about those Celtics?? I have no right staying up that late to watch a game, but boy am I glad I did.  Back to L.A. and hopefully we can clean it up with just one game.

And speaking about the Celtics how about the Patriots star Quater Back huging Colby after we lost to the lakers at the Fleet Center?  It’s bad enough he wears a Yankee hat, but hugging the enemy on our turf. Despicable!  Did he forget who supports him?  Maybe Boston needs a new quarter back?

Noni

Last night, not only was he good, but he was tenacious.

I feel very blessed to wear this uniform for so long for an organization that believes in me! ~Tim Wakefield~

KNUCKLING DOWN: Sox starter Tim...(photo from Bostonherald.com)

Wake has always been my favorite. I love watching knuckleballers!  Old man of the team, ha! He certainly showed everyone. Victor Martinez did a really good job.  It’s not easy catching him, I thought he would be done after Doug Maribelli left the team.  I didn’t really see any place for a Knuckleballer without a Catcher.

And yes it feels good whenever any one breaks a Roger Clemens record.

 If this is his last year, what a way to go out. 

Noni

Some people just know how to age gracefully!

In contrast, Tim Wakefield shut out the Phillies for eight innings Sunday.

Pretty damn good game for an old man! And against Philly.

And Dice K just trying to get some of us, me included, to eat our words.  Saturday night and Sunday afternoon were the kind of games we have grown (over the past few years) to expect from our team.  They looked great. I must admit I didn’t watch too much of either game, weekend schdule kept me pretty busy all weekend, but I kept my ears open and sneaked a peek when possible.

Papi didn’t look to bad on 1st base Saturday, but I’m sure he is relieved it dosen’t happen too often.

I’d like to thank the Mets for a real good game last night. That would be the one where they beat C.C. and got the win against the Yankees.  Also kudo’s to Arod for striking out with the bases loaded.  Now New York knows how Papi felt friday night. Strange how that kind of thing can happen to the best.

Now down to Tampa. Lets hope the good Mojo just keeps on happening!

Noni 

Strikeout No. 2,000

Tim just can’t catch a break.  He pitched a really good game and just couldn’t get the support he needed.  Of course the Home Plate Umpire didn’t help at all.Tim Wakefield delivers against the...

Not one of Big Papi’s most flattering pictures, but I understand his fustration!

Dale Scott took the sweep away from them.

 A replay clearly showed was the pitch was well outside the strike zone.

WHAT? David Ortiz reacts after being...

Day off today to regroup.  Than off to Detroit

Noni