• Bosox To Add Veteran Presence When Facing Yanks

    Posted by on April 21st, 2009 · Comments (2)

    Via WWLP-TV’s site -

    A Connecticut man is set to fulfill a life-long dream this weekend at the tender age of 100. He’s going to be a Red Sox bat boy.

    Arthur Giddon will take the field at Fenway Park this weekend, when the Red Sox take on the Yankees.

    Tickets to the game were the only thing the life-long baseball lover wanted for his hundredth birthday. That and the chance to be a bat boy for the first batter.

    He’ll get his birthday wish during the team’s batting practice.

    And he won’t be hard to spot. He’ll be sporting a “Big Pappy” number 100 on his jersey.

    He does have some experience at this, over 85 years ago. Giddon was a bat boy for the Boston Braves back in 1922 and 1923.

    Cool story – even if it is on the Red Sox side of the fence.

    Maybe the Yankees can go on the counter-attack by using bats this weekend (while up in Fenway Park) that are made out of an old tulip tree from Alley Pond Park?

    Comments on Bosox To Add Veteran Presence When Facing Yanks

    1. Raf
      April 21st, 2009 | 1:06 pm

      I wonder what Nancy Smith is up to?

    2. butchie22
      April 21st, 2009 | 5:21 pm

      Funny that he worked for the Boston Braves. I actually talked to a couple of older guys in Massachusets who rooted for the Braves and when they left became Yankee fans,because they hated the Red Sox! Very ironic that Giddon will be a batboy for the Red stockings, he must have embraced them when the Braves left town.

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