On May 30, a Bedford resident will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park.
Mike Rosenberg is well known in Bedford. Not only is he The Bedford Citizen’s community reporter, but he is involved in all sorts of things going on in town. If there was a title “Mr. Bedford,” Mike would win in a landslide. Mike was Citizen of the Year back in 1994 and has served on the School Committee as well on the Select Board for many years and is a big part of both the CSF Dollars for Scholars program as well as the Bedford Sports Hall of Fame, just to name a few of the things he’s involved with. He’s also been a youth baseball coach.
Did you know that Mike also has a life outside of Bedford? Mike has worked at the Maimonides School in Brookline since 1987 and is currently the Director of Alumni Relations. Maimonides is a modern Orthodox Jewish preschool-through-grade 12 school.
For those who know Mike, you also know he is a big sports fan – an avid follower of Boston teams.
So how does this all relate?
On Tuesday, May 30, the Red Sox are having a Jewish Heritage Night. The team reached out to the Maimonides School and asked who should throw out the first pitch. Guess who they chose?
Throwing out the first pitch is a big honor, but it does come with a little pressure. Standing center stage at Fenway with the ball in your hand is certainly a cause for some butterflies. You also can’t help thinking about the current Red Sox pitching issues and wondering, is this a tryout? Mike, whose resume includes a stint with the 1986 Red Sox Fantasy Camp, is also practicing with his six-year-old neighbor in an attempt to zero in on the strike zone. He added, “I coached Bedford Babe Ruth baseball for 17 years, but it has been quite awhile since I have thrown anything heavier than a matzah ball”.
So what’s Bedford Thinking? Will Mike throw a strike?
- Yes (74%, 117 Votes)
- No (26%, 41 Votes)
Total Voters: 158