Clay Buchholz achieved every little boy’s dream last night – used his gifted arm while surrounded by an equally gifted team – to achieve one of the toughest goals in Major League Baseball:
It was a night dripping with fate, fame, and circumstance.
Clay Buchholz wasn’t even supposed to pitch at Fenway Park last night. He had only one game of big league experience under his belt and he was still in the minor leagues Friday.
And then last night, he was back in the Show, pitching a 10-0 no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles in his second start in the big leagues. At the age of 23. And he told us, “This is what you dream about growing up.”
Eight years after I first fell in love with the team, and a move 1400 miles away to the frigid tundra of Minnesota, I’m still a member of Red Sox Nation