Hello Red Sox Nation!
This is your favorite New England mascot checking in. It is hard to believe that we are already past the half way point in the 2006 season. We could not have asked for a better first half as our Sox are in first place in the AL East! The race is heating up, and it is going to be a great stretch run!
Things have been very busy on the "Green Monster" side. Just last week I was able to see all of my furry friends from around MLB at the 2006 All-Star Game in Pittsburgh! It is always nice to ctach up with everyone. The Midsummer Classic is also a great time to meet & greet with fans from all around the league. From Fan Fest to All-Star Monday I was a very busy monster! One of the most exciting parts of the All-Star festivities is the Mascot Home Run Derby. This year was full of power hitters such as Lou Seal (S.F. Giants), Mr. Met (N.Y. Mets), Screech(Washington Nationals), Pirate Parrot (Pittsburgh Pirates), myself and of course the defending champ T.C. (Minnesota Twins). Once again T.C. did not disappoint! He was able to muscle out 10 home runs for the win. I need to get practicing in April next year as I was only able to nudge one out over the 230 foot mark for my only showing of the morning. Next year will be a different story! Trust me!
This week is going to be a busy one! I will be flying over to Jacobs Field in Cleveland to attend the birthday party of one of my good friends, Slider. As soon as I return to Beantown I will make sure to let you know all the fun that was had!
Keep Your Sox On!