Red Sox Strut: Pawtucket struts this week

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Jul 29, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Hall of Fame player Pedro Martinez throws out the first pitch during his number retirement ceremony performed in Spanish before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Now, to fully understand what the Red Sox Strut is, it means to have reason to walk with a confident, proud air around you. Some people mistake it for vanity, arrogance, or being pompous. This incorrect assumption is not what we mean. The Strut is about knowing that your deeds showed off your amazing skills to the baseball-loving public.

The Red Sox finished off a four game set with the Chicago White Sox and three games with the Tampa Bay Rays to go 3-4. The highlight was the retirement ceremonies for Pedro Martinez number – 45 – that has now been placed in right field. Pedro was a fairly decent pitcher in his Boston days and would probably be strut on a weekly basis.

For those in attendance we received a commemorative Hall of Fame plaque thanks to Gold’s horseradish. Somewhat prophetic since the Red Sox season has been horse – but not radish.

There were a few gems that surfaced for the week and that was primarily on the offensive end where Red Sox bats pretended they were facing Red Sox pitching and piled up some runs.