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Red Sox Farmhand Raising Money for Sandy Relief

During times of tragedy we often hear sports figures, celebrities, politicians, etc. say things like “our thoughts are with those affected by ___________.”

While it certainly is kind of them to acknowledge those who have encountered hardship, it’s even better when we see someone with influence take action.

Red Sox farmhand Jayson Hernandez (@Jays0n_Hernan) has spent the majority of his life living on the Jersey Shore and played three years of baseball at Rutgers — the state university of New Jersey. Using Twitter as his primary platform, Hernandez is raising money for the relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

As he points out in his flyer seen below (click to enlarge), 100% of the money raised will be given to those in need. To donate, email Jayson directly at



Drafted by the Red Sox in 2010, Hernandez split 2012 between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. (Kelly O’Connor)

Baseball Wishes Happy Father’s Day on Twitter

It wouldn’t be Father’s Day without baseball. With thousands of dads spending today at ballparks around the country with their sons and daughters, many throughout the game took a moment this morning to publicly wish a “Happy Father’s Day” on Twitter.

David Ortiz (@davidortiz): Happy father’s day to all those great dad all around the world in special my dad…..34

Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks): I’m a competitor bc of my dad… He taught me how to work hard. I wish he could be here today. Happy fathers day @TxBoSox . Love you man.

Kelly Shoppach (@ShopHouse10): Happy Fathers Day. I wouldn’t be here without mine. I still look up to him.

Andrew Bailey (@AndrewBailey40): Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all the dad’s out there!

Chris Balcom-Miller (C_Bmiller22): Happy fathers day to all the dads out there.

Ricky Romero (@RickyRo24): Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there, especially mine. Thanks for everything Pops. Can’t wait till he throws the 1st pitch today.

Bryce Brentz (@Bbrentz7): Thanks dad #FathersDay

Curtis Granderson (@cgrand14): Happy Fathers Day to all the “dads” “daddy’s” “pops” “old man’s” & “fathers” wouldn’t be the man I am today if it wasn’t for my dad

Jayson Hernandez (@Jays0n_Hernan): Happy fathers day to all the great dads out there!!

Karl Ravech (@karlravechespn): Fathers can impact kids lives in ways no one else can, as dads’ let’s continue to make those positive. Happy Father’s day Dad!

Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin): Happy Father’s Day to my dad @rbenjam. Thanks for taking me to the park + teaching me to score a game. Without you I wouldn’t do what I do.

I’d like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to my dad, Hal, in St. Louis. He’s supported me every step of the way and, more than anything, has taught me by example.

Happy Father’s Day to all.


T-Minus 72 Hours

It has finally hit me that Opening Day is now just 72 hours away. Everyone has been working overtime at McCoy Stadium getting ready for Thursday’s 7:05 first pitch against Buffalo, even our manager, Arnie Beyeler.

Arnie, who just arrived from Ft. Myers, was inside our offices today participating in a live Q&A on where fans asked him every question under the sun about the PawSox. You can replay the chat and read all of Arnie’s answers by clicking here. If one of your questions was regarding what the back of Arnie’s head looks like, I’m glad I could provide the answer.

At this time we don’t have any definitive word on what our roster will will be. As soon as the Red Sox release our roster I’ll be sure to post it here ASAP. In the meantime, Mike Andrews of reported via Twitter (@MikeAndrewsSP) that outfield prospect Alex Hassan has been assigned to Pawtucket. He also reported the following moves:

  • Matt Barnes, 2011 first round pick, assigned to Single-A Greenville
  • Blake Swihart, 2011 first round pick, assigned to Single-A Greenville
  • Xander Bogaerts, Baseball America’s No. 2 Red Sox prospect, assigned to High-A Salem.
  • Heiker Meneses, infielder, assigned to Double-A Portland
  • Aaor Kurcz, Jayson Hernandez, Will Latimer, and Caleb Clay assigned to Double-A Portland
  • Mitch Dening, Jorge Padron, Drew Dominguez, and Josue Peley released by Boston.

Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe has reported that through five innings today, Aaron Cook has the following line: 2-H/1-R/1-ER/1-BB/2-K and 11 groundball outs. You can follow Pete’s live updates throughout the Red Sox vs. Nationals game on the Extra Bases Blog.

There’s a strong chance that Cook opens the season in Pawtucket before seeing time in the Big Leagues with the Red Sox. It’s important to remember that Cook has an “opt out” in his minor league contract on May 1. This could pressure Boston to call him up to Fenway before then since he has proven in Spring Training that he can get batters out.

Between getting ready for Opening Day, finalizing my taxes, and getting my couch ready for tonight’s NCAA Championship Game, there’s lots to do! I’ll leave you with a 2007 head shot of a former International League standout who is on the verge of signing a $200 million contract extension.