At our Ogunquit Hotel we awoke to find the Boston Red Sox the 2007 World Series Champions. Actually, for many, we couldn’t go to sleep until the final pitch was thrown (and boy what a pitch!).
Celebrations abound and though our guests seem a little sleepy this morning, most are still checking out with a smile and saying ‘how about that game, huh?’ One of the lesser known facts about this Championship team is how many players came from the local Portland Sea Dogs. As Mainers, we considered them home grown talent. The Sea Dogs are one of the Boston Red Sox’s Double-A Affiliate clubs and the 2006 Eastern League Champions. Last night’s 2007 World Series Championship team included former Sea Dogs Jacoby Ellsbury, Jon Lester, Dustin Pedoria, Kevin Youkilis and Jon Papelbon. How about that game indeed! How about those Sea Dogs!
Even better, the 2008 Sea Dog schedule is out. So if you find yourself up our way from next April thru September, catch a game – and you might see quite a few future stars!