On Tuesday, The Red Sox had their first two games of Spring Training at JetBlue Park against Northeastern and Boston College, defeating both teams. They beat Northeastern 2-1 and BC 1-0 respectively. These outcomes are no surprise as the Sox hold a 13-0 record over the Huskies and 25-0 record against the Eagles. The annual double-header is a tradition for the team to kick off their training games while giving the students the chance to give it the “ol’ college try”.
During the Boston College game, the Red Sox honored former Eagle, Pete Frates, by wearing his old number, 3 on March 3rd (3/3). Frates has ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and played a pivotal role in creating the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge”; which has raised over $200 million for research through the Pete Frates #3 Fund. The Beverly, Mass native is a lifelong Red Sox fan and even had the opportunity to play baseball at Fenway Park; where he hit a home run run over the Green Monster! Pete was unable to attend the game in Florida but his family and friends were there and we’re sure Pete was watching every minute on TV.
The Red Sox donated the “#3” Jerseys with ‘Frates’ on the back to Pete’s charity where they’ll be auctioned off to raise money for his cause! We wish nothing but the best for Pete and his family! If you’d like to donate to the Pete Frates #3 Fund, you can do so here.