A Final Send-Off. Thank You Don!
This is for those of you who can relate to a situation in which somebody/something you care about a lot is saying goodbye for the final time. My goal was to change the mood a little as I’ll explain below. Thanks for reading as I appreciate you all and I apologize if I wasted your time.
NOTE: I also apologize for the beginning as it’s a bit repetitive in stating why I’m posting. The writing shouldn’t be too repetitive as things get going.
I submitted this as a blog post also, but wanted to post it here in hopes it will reach others who don’t read the blogs. We NEEDED a CHANGE in temperature, so I decided to write about something positive. If it’s really pathetic, then a mod can feel free to delete it, but I feel like this place needs some warm temperature after a lot of snow and ice. Rather than leave ugly comments, feel free to inbox me your displeasure.
“Thank you Boys…Orsillo rounding third and heading home”
A Change in the Atmosphere a Little!
I’ve decided to write today because there are so many things going through my mind, but my goal is to provide RG and their readers with some POSITIVE material for a change. Bringing some positivity out might keep the conversation moving forward, something we can all agree is good. I’m saving my energy on the various platforms that we’ve all (myself included) berated over the last few weeks. Taking responsibility for my tirades on the boards is only one positive step in the right direction, but I want to ensure to the mods and my other readers I’m actually a caring person. Emotions are something that get the best of me (along with others I’m sure) and that’s not an excuse to cover for my ill-advised thoughts that were posted during the last week or so. So please, try to follow me today as I’m taking a step in a different direction. My post is definitely not for everybody, but for those that have a strong attraction for a sports/team figure/icon of any sort, feel free to share your thoughts. My thoughts are listed below as well, with own story. SHARE YOUR STORY. SHARE YOUR CONNECTION TO A TEAM OR FIGURE. BRIGHTEN THE ROOM A LITTLE RG FAM!!
Connecting with the World
It’s necessary to look back throughout time and cherish certain moments. It could be your wife giving birth to your first child, your team winning the world series, getting married, or something else that pertains to positive moments in your life. For me, there are countless memories and moments to share, but some are worth sharing more than others. I will share a personal story that has touched me in more ways than winning a championship could have even imagined doing.
Bigger than the Game; An Emotional Impact
My entire family allowed this individual into our living room for 15 years. He was the voice of NESN and the Boston Red Sox, none other than Don Orsillo. A piece of Red Sox nation signed off for the final time today; a person so many around New England and South Florida came to respect for a number of reasons (not only his play-by-play duties) – to be more specific, his ability to create a fun environment in the booth and still remain a professional at the same time. Fans of the game can always relate to their favorite game callers, but you know them for the iconic phrases in relation to their game calling. I sat in my chair earlier and watched the Sox broadcast duo of Don and Jerry have fun for one last time together. This game was so touching to fans of the Boston Red Sox, but also for those who love Don in New England. He had an impact on my life that can’t be measured in feet or kilometers, but my heart is always going to be with him. Don was awesome. His new gig in San Diego will provide him with great weather and awesome people so I wish him nothing but the best.
It wasn’t long ago when one of my favorite RG hosts left, but they had a nice send off for him. My thoughts are the same with Don Orsillo. He was a piece of my life for over 15 years. Whenever Don and Jerry were together, things were awesome and their professionalism mixed with their creativity and ability to have fun in the booth. I’m the type of person it takes a little bit of time to get over something because of its emotional attachment. Don created a reason for me to buy the MLB package and watch my hometown Boston Red Sox, despite how bad they’ve performed in recent years; they sucked to be quite frank with you all. However, Don is special and San Diego will be very lucky to have him.
#RedSoxNation says #ThankYou