One of my most memorable days ever, as a Red Sox fan or in my life, was watching my nephew, Derrick Thomas, play at Fenway. As draft pick #44, he was invited to play in the exhibition game for draftees. As the only other Sox fan in the family, he was especially thrilled that the Sox picked him out of high school. He is playing for the University of Memphis now, with hopes of a redraft in a few years.
This was only his second time at Fenway. The first? Buchholz’s no-hitter.
Derrick warming up, while Yaz watches his grandson, Michael take batting practice
And the family. What a day.