Are you wondering what the Boston Red Sox are going to do about their batting order this season? Have questions about the pitching rotation, or maybe the bullpen?
There’s no one better to ask about those things than the new manager of the Red Sox, John Farrell, and attendees at next Thursday’s Falmouth Commodores Hot Stove Event at New Seabury Country Club will have that opportunity. Farrell will be the marquee guest that night of an event that is being built around what it takes to get to the big leagues. Doors open at 6 PM and the program is slated to go until 9:30.
Several other notable speakers will be on hand as well, including Falmouth native and current Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek. New York Yankees scout Matt Hyde will speak, as well as Commodores Manager Jeff Trundy.
Commodores’ Vice President Mike White said that the franchise is very excited about the event and that they hope to fill all 250 seats in the ballroom at New Seabury. “It’s going to be a great night, we’re all really looking forward to it. It’s a unique opportunity for people,” White said.
Tim Schorer, a Falmouth resident who has housed several Cape League players, including all three of Farrell’s sons who have come through the league, helped the Commodores to get his friend to speak at the event. “He was instrumental, the key guy,” White said of Schorer. “(Farrell) and Tim are friends, and Tim helped make this happen.”
Tickets for the event are $100 per person, or $800 for a table of 10. The tickets are tax deductible, as they are seen as a donation to the Commodores’ franchise. The ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a cash bar, a cigar booth and several raffles. People interested in purchasing tickets can do so by visiting the team’s website falmouthcommodores.com.
White said that several local businesses have given “great prizes” for the raffles. “The community seems to be reaching out to us right now, and they’ve been very generous,” he said.
Boston TV personality Scott Wahle will serve as the emcee of the event.
White said that the profits from the event will go toward the team’s new Capital Improvements Fund, which the club plans on using to make improvements to their facilities. At the top of the ledger is renovating the press box at Fuller Field, which is in dire need of upgrading, White said. “The money from this event isn’t going toward our operating budget, but to make Fuller Field better than it is.”
The renovation, which the team hopes to undertake early in the spring, would include fixing a sagging roof and beautifying a structure that is in a state of decay. “It’s in pretty rough shape,” White said of the press box.