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#51 jose melendez


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

Round 2 Match 2 Pudge vs. Dewey

#52 redsoxstiff


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

Italy's nice at this time of year.


Italia is without equal anytime...A bit strong but I love the country...

#53 jose melendez


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

Now up Round 2 Match 3: The Teammates vs. Manny

#54 jose melendez


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

Round 2 match 4: We don't thow at 2 something hitters vs. he was safe by like a foot

#55 jose melendez


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

Truck Semi Match 1 up. Ted vs. Manny

#56 jose melendez


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

Final Four Match 2 Pudge vs. safe by a foot in P&G

#57 NendaSoksi

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

Depressing that it's the 2 month anniversary of the arrival of our truck to port, but now it's really so close, we can practically feel the STATS truck rumbling down the lane. Our truck has survived the long journey and made it through the overcrowded port in Dar es Salaam. It is still waiting to clear one or two legal steps, and have its post-shipping service by Toyota, and then make the 10 hour drive to Arusha. It’s a pretty good road the whole way if you can avoid the maniacs who drive the inter-city buses and the occasional ox cart or goat. We've found a few artists eager to interpret the SOSH-selected pictures on the sides and back of the truck. So within two weeks, we should be (finally) taking STATS out to the villages. Stay tuned for updates!

#58 dbn

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Depressing that it's the 2 month anniversary of the arrival of our truck to port, but now it's really so close, we can practically feel the STATS truck rumbling down the lane. Our truck has survived the long journey and made it through the overcrowded port in Dar es Salaam. It is still waiting to clear one or two legal steps, and have its post-shipping service by Toyota, and then make the 10 hour drive to Arusha. It’s a pretty good road the whole way if you can avoid the maniacs who drive the inter-city buses and the occasional ox cart or goat. We've found a few artists eager to interpret the SOSH-selected pictures on the sides and back of the truck. So within two weeks, we should be (finally) taking STATS out to the villages. Stay tuned for updates!


This post makes me happy. As a huge Patriots fan, I need some happy these days. Thanks for the update.

#59 jose melendez


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

It's the truck tourney final in P&G  Teddy Ballgame, vs. He was safe by like a foot



#60 jose melendez


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Ted Takes the Win. Working on Copyright now.

 

Exciting news from Tanzania coming soon...



#61 NendaSoksi

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

It's here, it's here! LULULULULU (that's the sound of us ululating for joy). 

 

Fresh off the boat, white, pristine and gleaming, the STATS truck is at our office.  We're dying to take it out to the field, but first we'll have to paint it up with the likes of Ted, Pedro, and the 2004 team.  Then it's out to the villages to spread the word about how 2013 is gonna be the year for the Bosox...  while fighting AIDS and stuff.  More pictures soon! 

 

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#62 amh03


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

That's tremendous!! And, as exciting and fun as it will be to have it decorated, may I just say I hope it's out there performing for you very, very soon! Thank you for sharing the good news!!

#63 PrometheusWakefield


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

It's here, it's here! LULULULULU (that's the sound of us ululating for joy). 
 
Fresh off the boat, white, pristine and gleaming, the STATS truck is at our office.  We're dying to take it out to the field, but first we'll have to paint it up with the likes of Ted, Pedro, and the 2004 team.  Then it's out to the villages to spread the word about how 2013 is gonna be the year for the Bosox... 

Lets not oversell that angle

#64 NendaSoksi

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Alright, we can't help ourselves...One of our young program officers documented the truck's first trip to the gas station on her facebook wall, and now our counselors (they administer HIV tests and counsel people on their results), wanted in on the action!  So here are Paulina and Efrem, with everything they need for testing packed into the toolbox, and eager to take the new truck out to the field!

 

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Edited by NendaSoksi, 31 January 2013 - 04:21 PM.


#65 SoxVindaloo

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

This is amazing! Most amazing will be to see this truck out in the field doing its good work.



#66 jose melendez


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

They've got the artist set to do the paintings to.  The Ted Williams one is going to have to wait while I deal with copyright.  The people who own it are in the process of selling their company, so they're dealing with the other peoples' lawyers.



#67 jose melendez


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

So guys, what do you think?  This is our artist's first cut at doing one of the images.  It's more pop art than photo realistic, but I think it's kind of amazing.  Does this work for us, or should we got more realistic?

 

 

 

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#68 Bergs

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

Awesome.



#69 kevlog

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

Agreed. Really great.



#70 I am an Idiot


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

I love it - but is Tek wearing two mitts? Or is one the mask, one the mitt? 



#71 ScubaSteveAvery


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

I think it looks great. The only thing I would add is "October 27, 2004," to give the image some context for our foreign, soon-to-be, Red Sox fans.

#72 jose melendez


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

Great ideas so far.



#73 jose melendez


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

Here's the original



#74 shepard50

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

Couple of suggestions:

 

Lose the Cardinal, his body language gives him away. The skintone (especially of Hale) is crazy white for Africa. And without some reference to the grass and the crowd it feels more Tron than baseball.


Edited by shepard50, 04 February 2013 - 04:13 PM.


#75 jose melendez


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Yeah, I was thinking at the very least DeMarlo Hale can continue to be black.



#76 SoxVindaloo

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

Looks great, pop art makes it more interesting than an attempt to paint a photo.



#77 adam42381

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

Also, the Red Sox text in the logo is the wrong color.

#78 jose melendez


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

I've taken the suggestions and sent them on to the artist via NendaSoksi.  I think we're going to need to drop the logo, sadly, as we don't have permission from the Sox.



#79 amh03


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

I've taken the suggestions and sent them on to the artist via NendaSoksi.  I think we're going to need to drop the logo, sadly, as we don't have permission from the Sox.

You couldn't pick a better time to try and get their permission...they need all the good press they can get...



#80 jose melendez


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

I don't really want to go through the process and delay getting the truck decorated.  

 

They've been really unresponsive throughout the process, and I don't really want to deal with it.  



#81 mabrowndog


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

They've been really unresponsive throughout the process.

 

This is beyond disheartening.



#82 jose melendez


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

This is beyond disheartening.

 

They never told me to go screw or anything.  They just basically never got back to me on anything ever. I got one follow up email once and then could never get anything else going.

 

I don't say that to crap on the Sox--they do lots and lots of amazing charitable work, and if we'd put in through the normal process for an auction item, I'm sure we would have gotten something.  I just only discovered the process when we were already about done, so I didn't bother.

 

I've just found that getting a response there is a slow tedious process, and I don't want to deal with it. especially on something as likely to be a grind as use of the logo.  We will do fine without it--so do not lose heart!






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