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Thursday, January 22, 2004

Warm Up: NH BB Dinner, and, PawSox Annual Hot Stove Party

The Tim-Master and I went to the annual New Hampshire Baseball Dinner last week - a great take and a Hot Stove League miracle considering it was 20 below zero outside that night in Manchester. On the dais and for the autograph session was Jim Rice, Rico petrocelli, Johnny Pesky, Butch Hobson, Rick Wise, Bill Momboquette, several red Sox prospects, and the folks running the Pride, the Fsher Cats, and other NH baseball folks. What a great time - the food (Chicken Parm) was actually good and the speakers, led by Rice and Pesky, were both fun and informative. Rice, running a Q&A session with the audience, showed how knowledgeable he is about the game and how serious and professional he was in his approach to playing the game. Just a great time folks, and just what the cooling Hot Stove needed.

NOTE FREE, um Yes, FREE: The Paw Sox will be hosting their Annual Hot Stove Party on Saturday, January 24th, 12:00 Noon at McCoy Stadium. Admission is FREE and the PawSox say Hot Dogs will be served!!! On hand for the festivities:pitching coach Mike Griffin, catcher Kelly Shoppach (recently named by Baseball America as the #2 prospect in the Red Sox organization), Trace Coquillette, Massachusetts native Ryan Cameron, and newly-signed LHP Phil Seibel and RHP Josh Stevens.