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A New Open Letter to Carl Crawford


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#1 jose melendez


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:32 AM

Dear Carl,

As Red Sox fans, we’re excited about your return to Fenway. Last year didn’t go how we wanted it or, I’m sure, how you wanted it. That’s why we’re writing this letter. With your injuries in the rearview, we thought this would be a good time for you to get a fresh start with the team and with the fans of Red Sox Nation.

We, the Red Sox fans, at Sons of Sam Horn, want you to be the Red Sox face of our fundraiser to fight AIDS in Tanzania. We’ve already raised more than $25,000 of the $40,000 we need, and we hope that you can be part of getting us to our target. To be clear, we are not asking for a donation (though if you want to give one, or provide an item to auction, that would be amazing). Rather, we are asking for you to join us as part of the Red Sox community in spreading the word.

You are the only player we’ve asked—you’re our consensus first choice. We chose you because you’re reputed to be a terrific guy and we want you to succeed with the Red Sox and to feel like Boston is your community too. If you want to learn more, visit http://sonsofsamhorn...ball-and-money/ or http://sichange.org/...involved/sosh/.

Yours,

Jose Melendez and your fans at sonsofsamhorn.net

Edited by jose melendez, 08 August 2012 - 07:51 AM.


#2 jose melendez


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:36 AM

SoSHers, I've been working this through back channels for a while, but I think it's time for front channels.

Ask Carl Crawford to celebrate his return by joining us at his facebook page.

I want to see at least 20 facebook requests for him by lunch.

Edited by jose melendez, 18 July 2012 - 07:46 AM.


#3 EdRalphRomero


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:27 AM

Done. I think this is the correct approach. We don't do subtle.

#4 TheShynessClinic


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:07 AM

Done. With his good start so far, doing this could really improve his image in Boston.

#5 deanx0

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:15 AM

And another one done!

#6 shepard50

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:19 AM

Done. And thank you in advance Carl! You are so speedy that I feel like we putting a beat down on this disease before you even read this post.

#7 brs3


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:52 AM

Done. Here we go, Carl Crawford!

#8 Kenny F'ing Powers


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:56 AM

Also done. We could really use your help, Carl, and it's a brilliant cause. Thanks in advance!

#9 Marbleheader


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:59 AM

Jose, have you tried to work directly with the Red Sox Foundation? I think that's the best approach.

#10 jose melendez


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:03 AM

You have a contact there?

#11 canderson


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:20 AM

Liked him just to post on his wall for this idea. C'mon Carl, be a real hero!

#12 Damonsdame18


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:44 AM

I emailed him. He's not a pitcher, I don't know how good my powers of persuasion are with outfielders. Ten game hit streak?

You all went there too. It's okay.

#13 Marbleheader


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:18 AM

You have a contact there?

Yes, I'll pm it.

#14 Myt1


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:34 AM

I emailed him. He's not a pitcher, I don't know how good my powers of persuasion are with outfielders. Ten game hit streak?

You all went there too. It's okay.


:bravo:

#15 Fratboy


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:41 AM

I'll give it up if he hits 20.

...and DONE!

#16 jose melendez


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:12 PM

21 so far. How about 40 by end of game?

#17 Tim Naehrings Girl

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:25 PM

Already done, what a fabulous idea. I will link it too!!

#18 fenwaypaul

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:45 PM

I just posted on his timeline as well. If nothing else, I think we'll get his attention.

#19 jose melendez


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:06 PM

Up to 24 posts... He's either gonna love us or hate us.

#20 JohntheBaptist


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:06 PM

I know there are a lot of Twitter people here too--Carl has a Twitter account, jose, should that angle be approached as well? Lower impact but might add to the volume of our voice.

He's @CarlCrawford_

#21 genivive

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:36 PM

Up to 24 posts... He's either gonna love us or hate us.

He's seems like a really nice guy. He will love us :wooper:

#22 shepard50

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:54 PM

I know there are a lot of Twitter people here too--Carl has a Twitter account, jose, should that angle be approached as well? Lower impact but might add to the volume of our voice.

He's @CarlCrawford_


I did post there but but it should be noted has no posts since last November!

#23 jose melendez


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:31 AM

No response from Carl Crawford or the Red Sox foundation so far. Let's keep pushing.

#24 genivive

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:03 PM

Maybe Cody Ross would help

#25 Royal Reader

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

What about if someone from the site who has season tickets takes a sign or something to the park?

#26 jose melendez


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:20 PM

I 'd try pretty much anything.

#27 Rooster Crows

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:44 PM

Its probably too late, or they are probably too far gone already, but what if all the SoSHers attending the bash game tonght were to hold up signs all at once - might make a bigger impression and catch the cameras.

Edited by Rooster Crows, 21 July 2012 - 12:44 PM.


#28 Reverend


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

Its probably too late, or they are probably too far gone already, but what if all the SoSHers attending the bash game tonght were to hold up signs all at once - might make a bigger impression and catch the cameras.


I don't know what that sign would have said, but I don't think it would have been constructive.

#29 jose melendez


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:50 AM

Dear Carl,

We regret that you were unable to join us in fighting AIDS. That said, we did manage to raise the money without you, so no harm no foul.

Still, it's kind of sad that you missed out on a chance to really connect with our community. So here's another idea for you to get in good with Bostonians--take up candlepin bowling. People in Boston love that shit.

Your pal,

Jose Melendez