Saturday, August 14, 2010

From One Lt. Governor to Another

It has been my pleasure to come to know Jim Prime, who has authored a number of fine books on the Red Sox over the years, which include "Blood Feud" (about the Sox-NYY rivalry, and it's terrific) and "The Red Sox World Series Encyclopedia."

Jim was recently bestowed a great honor by the Red Sox recently. He was named Acting Lt. Governor of Red Sox Nation for Nova Scotia. Jim is a part of a large group of Sox fans in that Canadian province, and is also part of the Bluenose Bosox Brotherhood, the Sox fan group of Nova Scotia.

Jim, who originally hails from Freeport, Long Island (that's the one in Nova Scotia, not New York, believe it or not), was the subject of an article by the Chronicle Herald about his love of the Sox and his new position.

Congratulations, Jim. Welcome to the group of Red Sox Nation Lieutenant Governors!

And on the Red Sox front this morning, good news and bad news:

Dustin Pedroia begins his rehab at Pawtucket tonight, and will also play there tomorrow. If there are no setbacks, he will be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Angels. And, Jacoby Ellsbury left last night's game after he felt pain in his side in the fourth inning. He collided with Texas pitcher Tommy Hunter on the first play of the game, and felt pain in the place he injured his ribs. He's heading back to Boston for an MRI. Another DL stint is a definite possibility.

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