Torre/Mattingly News....And A Rolling Rally!
There are widespread reports from coast to coast that within the next couple of days ex-Yankee skipper Joe Torre will sign on to be the manager of the LA Dodgers. Don Mattingly, whose son is with the Dodger organization, will join him there as his bench coach. I wish Joe all the luck in the world. He is a class act no matter what team's uniform he wears. And there's a chance that free agents Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada might, just might be interested in signing with the left coast team that consists of veterans and younger guys who were not exactly harmonious in the latter stages of last season. Wow, the 2007 season WAS last season. It's hard to believe. But the news of the diamond, our national pastime, continues, and you can read about it right here all winter long.
The Red Sox rolling rally commences at noon today, starting at Fenway Park and continuing through the city. It's sure to attract tens of thousands of people. The weather, unlike last year, will be perfect, with sunny skies and temperatures approaching 60 degrees. Perfect weather for wearing your new World Champions sweatshirt, which is something I'm waiting to purchase. The reason I'm not wearing it right now is because only the celebration tee shirts have come in, but those sweatshirts should be in later this week. Or I can just order one (two, actually-one for my g/f) from the Yawkey Way Store online when they have them up. If you can't get to Boston, NESN is broadcasting with full coverage starting at 10:30AM this morning, so set your DVRs if you won't be home. And enjoy....we deserve it!
Click on the title of this post for the Herald's Tony Massarotti's look at this championship baseball team, and enjoy this Tuesday, a day of celebration, joy and gratitude. For today we say thank you to the 2007 Boston Red Sox. And thank YOU for being here, all season long. And for you new readers, enjoy the 2007 season, day by day, game by game, every one of 'em, by scrolling down to the archives on the very bottom righthand side of this page, and click on April '07....start with the earliest date, which will be game #1, and take a trip down nostalgia lane, when our hopes and dreams were just that. And now, they have become reality. And we are all the richer for it!