Saturday, August 18, 2018

Red Sox Legend Tim Wakefield Surprises Marshalls Shoppers With Free Tix

Wake And Shopper
It was a really lucky day for several shoppers yesterday afternoon at the Marshalls store near Fenway Park. Not only did they get a chance to meet Red Sox pitching legend Tim Wakefield, but—for the exceptionally lucky ones—the knuckle-balling, two-time World Series champ handed them free tickets to last night's Red Sox win. FenwayNation was lucky enough to cover the event, and also had a chance to interview Wake. We asked him about the resurgent season by his teammate of five years, Clay Buchholz. Said Wakefield, "Sometimes guys re-create themselves, it happened to me when I left Pittsburgh. I couldn't get people out at AAA, so I re-invented myself and I got here (Boston)—and continued to try and re-invent myself every year. If I had a bad year, I had to figure it out, it's a game of adjustments. He (Buchholz) has made those adjustments and done a great job with it. Incredible guy, incredible stuff." Buchholz is 6-2, with a 2.47 ERA this season for Arizona. In Tim's 17 years with the Red Sox, he won 186 games—and pitched over 3,000 innings. And, as most fans know, there isn't a better person to represent baseball or the Red Sox than Tim Wakefield. His charitable efforts off the field (mostly without fanfare) are legendary. It was a privilege to speak with Wake yesterday and to see how fans of all ages still love the guy.