This one started over at the Red Sox Fan Forum.
To remind those of you interested, I’ll copy from my last entry about a postcard shower:
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned ‘postcard showers’ on this blog before. A few years back, starting in, I believe, 2003, a group of us from the Red Sox Fan Forum decided we needed to override the constant negativity whenever a player is doing poorly…and we got together and ‘showered’ specific players with postcards bearing positive messages. At the time, we called ourselves "The BOSTONS" (Babes Offering Support To Our Needed Sox). We even used to have a website. Here’s a blurb from it:
The BOSTONS was formed to show the guys on the team how much the fans support them. The definition of our "postcard shower" was to get at least 10 of the women to send out 10 postcards with positive messages of support written on them to the player we all agreed needed it the most.
We started in August 2003 with Todd Walker who was in the middle of his worst slump of the season.
According to the Boston Globe: "(As of September 8th) Since Todd returned to the second spot in the order Aug. 21, he is batting .333 (18 for 54) after hitting .177 in the previous 37 games" .
We BOSTONS know the truth! 🙂 By that week of August 21st Todd was already receiving his postcards!
With the players all playing so well, we decided on Kevin Millar next since he was getting a bit of a hammering from the media. Following Kevin we chose Billy Mueller and Nomar Garciaparra. Two guys doing well for most of the season – both had been toying with slumps in the late stages of 2003.
We firmly believe that the vocal support of The BOSTONS was a major factor in the wonderful way the guys came through for us in 2003 and ESPECIALLY the way they came through for us in 2004 and we know that tradition will continue in 2005!
This time around, we’re actually showering five players. So, pick a player (or all five!) and send him 10 postcards. The guys need a pick-me-up and Red Sox Nation can do it!
The five players are:
You can send your postcards to their attention:c/o Boston Red SoxFenway Park4 Yawkey WayBoston, MA 02215We figure if we start sending them on Monday, that gives us better than a week to get cards out to be waiting for the guys on their return from the road trip!