Showing posts with label david ortiz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label david ortiz. Show all posts

Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Birthday (and retirement) David Ortiz!

Well, this post has been a long time coming... 6.5 years ago I signed up for twitter, before becoming a father and before starting this blog. I chose the twitter handle RedSoxDad because I LOVE the Red Sox and I was going to become a father. Immediately upon grabbing the twitter handle, I thought of another Red Sox Dad also known as Big Papi - David Ortiz is one of my favorite sox players of all time!

Fast forward to this year and I was fortunate to attend some really neat games as part of being a Red Sox Moms/Dads blogger. Then, out of the blue and totally unrelated to blogging, I was totally shocked to find out that I was going to go the ALDS Game 3 at Fenway! I went with a close friend of mine and we had an amazing time! I couldn't believe that I was at Fenway to watch David Ortiz's last at-bat. The coolest part was after the game (we unfortunately lost) and the fans started chanting "We Want Papi" and then after 10 minutes he came back out to the field to thank Red Sox Nation. Such a professional!

DJ Rob Base with Dave
Well, my unbelievable streak of luck continued when again, out of the blue, I received an invitation to attend Big Papi's retirement party as part of the #PricelessBoston campaign of Mastercard in conjunction with Dunkin Donuts, Jet Blue and Bank of America. I couldn't believe that I was now in the same room and even within 10 feet of David Ortiz. He just seemed to be a chill individual and totally down to earth. I had to keep pinching myself to remind me that it wasn't a dream and I was in fact at his retirement party and having a really great time. That being said, the food was amazing and they even had Rob Base (from the 90's) as the DJ and Fabolous surprised everyone to sing a few songs.

One day I hope to meet David Ortiz and thank him for everything he has done for our city and how he has inspired me.

Happy 41st birthday to Big Papi, David Ortiz!

NOTE While I do participate in the Red Sox Blogger program, Red Sox Moms/Dads, I was not provided tickets for the ALDS Game 3 through that... It was just my pure luck. Same thing for David Ortiz's retirement party. Again, totally pure luck. I'm very thankful! No compensation was provided. I just think you would be interested in hearing about it, my dear readers.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

#ThanksPapi tour Friday (tomorrow) in Boston

photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox are giving you the opportunity to say “Thanks Papi” ahead of David Ortiz’s final regular season home stand at Fenway Park. The team is taking a giant “34” around Boston on Friday (tomorrow) where you can take photos for social media using the hashtag #ThanksPapi. In addition, they are bringing around a giant card where you can sign and write your well wishes.

You can check out the tour around Faneuil Hall and Boston Public Market areas... For exact times be sure to watch Twitter and other Red Sox social media channels for details.

I know I'm going to try and see if I can catch up with the big "34" to take a few photos and sign the big card!

NOTE: I am just posting this for information purposes only as I am part the Red Sox Parents initiative. No compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Del's at Fenway and Upcoming #SoxPromos in September and the Red Sox Showcase

So, as a native Rhode Islander I am SO EXCITED to tell you, my readers, that Del's is now available at Fenway!!!

Here's some upcoming #SoxPromos that are coming up this week and the locations for the Red Sox Showcase:

Fan Vote T–shirt
Tuesday, September 13
First 15,000 fans in attendance

Bruins Night (Special Ticket required) 
Wednesday, September 14
Get ready for the Bruins season and show your pride for Boston sports with our first ever Bruins Night at Fenway Park on Wednesday, September 14 when the Red Sox face the Orioles. Fans who purchase tickets through this special offer will receive a Red Sox and Bruins co-branded t-shirt. Join us early for a special pre-game ceremony honoring the Bruins on the eve of their 2016-17 season and celebrating the September opening of their new practice facility in Brighton where the team's rookie and full training camps will be held.

Red Sox Showcase Locations
Saturday, September 10 – Riverfest 2016 at Baxter Riverfront Park (Somerville, MA)
Friday, September 16 – Hamden Town Center Park (Hamden, CT)
Saturday, September 17 – Red Sox vs. Yankees at Fenway Park
Saturday, September 24 – Central MA Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes (Worcester, MA)
Sunday, September 25 – Faneuil Hall (Boston)