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CALLING ALL SOX FANS

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…of the Red variety (Sorry, Chicago.) There are two kinds of Red Sox fans:
1.) Young Ones: These fans expect success and are used to it.

2.) Old Ones: These fans are cynical and can’t believe their luck.

Red Sox Nation is a large collection of New Englanders more passionate about their team than any group of fans I’ve ever seen before. ¬†(And I’ve lived in New York and Chicago.) When I was in college I worked at a bar right outside Fenway Park called The (World Famous) Cask & Flagon. ¬†I was raised in the middle of New York with no particular affinity towards any baseball team but as a Junior in college trying to make money I learned that¬†a winning Red Sox team = more tips. ¬†GOOOO Red Sox!
When I married my Boston-based Hubby there was no turning back. ¬†I was all-in. ¬†Now as a Red Sox Mom & Dad team, there is no question who are children will be rooting for. ¬†Hubs often tries to get our kids to watch the games with him¬†on TV to spark their interest but at 2 and 5 years old, that usually lasts for 1 inning if he’s lucky. ¬†Enter NESN Clubhouse. ¬†This is a live TV show FOR KIDS that’s commercial-free and airs 90 minutes before both home and away games on Sundays. ¬†It’s the perfect way to help continue the passion for Red Sox Nation. ¬†(We have to start them young to carry the torch, right?)
The best part about this show is that it’s run by kids! ¬†We had the pleasure of attending last Sunday, here I am with the gregarious host, TJ who is just 14 years old. ¬†He did an awesome job of keeping the live audience interested.¬†IMG_2470I loved chatting with his mom Donna “backstage” in a cornered off section of Yawkey Way where she told me she has never missed a show and has learned so much herself (Did you know a baseball bat weighs 2lbs?) The studio audience is made up of area youth baseball and softball teams (Psst – you could get your local town on!) Here’s a screen shot of us from the TV hanging out behind the team bleachers as TJ demonstrates how to be ambidextrous in baseball…
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Wally the Green Monster is on every show and is a huge hit with passing fans on Yawkey Way. I think I witnessed him sign 20 different gloves but he still took time out of his busy schedule to pose with us –

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Other highlights of this show include features like “Stump Your Parents,” “You Make The Call” and watching players¬†show kids how to play baseball. ¬†My personal favorite though was the segment called “Small Talk” where kids get to¬†interview and ask any question they want to a¬†variety of professional baseball players. ¬†(“Hey Chris Young, my name is Moses. ¬†I think Earth is the best planet – what is your favorite planet?Oh yea, and how much do you make?)

So “Old” Red Sox fans, this show is a must-watch for your budding “Young” Red Sox fans, as we must keep the Nation fueled…

Tune in to NESN every Sunday 90 minutes before the game.

http://nesn.com/nesn-clubhouse/
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