The Pawtucket Red Sox have a massive post-game feast to look forward to courtesy of a 2009 MLB All-Star.
(photos courtesy of Kelly O’Connor)
Tim Wakefield is here in Georgia for what is expected to be a one game rehab stint with the PawSox and a Gwinnett Braves front office employee told us that Wake ordered 50 filet mignons from a local restaurant for his minor league teammates to enjoy after the game.
Wakefield is expected to throw about 60 to 65 pitches and will be using major league baseballs that pitching coach Rich Sauveur made sure to pack for the trip. Tim will wear his usual #49 and the PawSox will wear red uniform tops because of him. Gwinnett actually wanted to wear red tonight, but the PawSox do not have a #49 blue road jersey, so the Braves were kind enough to allow Wakefield to stay in his major league number (even though he made it clear he didn’t really care).
George Kottaras will catch the first 5 innings and will wear the #34 (it looked considerably tighter on Paul McAnulty this year). George wears the #16 in Boston and since he has more big league time than Charlie Zink, he could have taken that number with the PawSox if he wanted to make it an issue. Kottaras made it clear it didn’t matter to him and wasn’t about to ask his former teammate to switch.
Saturday’s game starts at 7:05 and we’ll be on the radio with pre-game coverage at 6:45. Our pre-game guest will be Texas Rangers outfielder David Murphy who joined us on PawSox Insider this afternoon.
I hope you’ll join us . . . at least until the Boston/Texas game gets underway.