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Hot Stove calendar scorching for remainder of January

Posted by Craig Forde  January 14, 2014 02:40 AM

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The hot stove season is nearing a close, which brings a rush of dinners and luncheons across the region that are sure to get the baseball blood pumping in anticipation for Spring Training.

Each event allows fans a unique opportunity to meet some past, present and future players, coaches and front office personnel, getting up close and personal through autograph and Q&A sessions, games and stories, all while supporting great charities in the process.

Here is a listing of upcoming events and links spanning New England over the coming weeks:

Thursday, January 16
What: Rock Cats Hot Stove Luncheon
Where: at Central Connecticut State University Student Center Ballroom, New Britain
Scheduled to appear: Twins first baseman Chris Colabello, Twins pitching prospect Ryan O’Rourke, Twins Minor League Director of Operations Brad Steil and Rock Cats Manager Jeff Smith
Click here for more information.

What: Falmouth Commodores Hot Stove Dinner
Where: at Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth Massachusetts
Scheduled to appear: Red Sox manager John Farrell, Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons
Click here for more information.

Saturday, January 18
What: Portland Sea Dogs Hot Stove Dinner
Where: at Sable Oaks Marriott, South Portland, Maine
Scheduled to appear: Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman, Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr., Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield, new Sea Dogs manager Billy McMillon and Red Sox player development consultant Dick Berardino
Click here for more information. SeaDogshotstove.jpg

Tuesday, January 21
What: Hot Stove Cool Music Roundtable
Where: at Fenway Park’s State Street Pavilion
Scheduled to appear: Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington, Red Sox manager John Farrell, Red Sox Assistant General Manager Mike Hazen, Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan and moderator Peter Gammons
Click here for more information.

Wednesday, January 22
What: Boston College’s Baseball Night in Boston
Where: at Fenway Park’s State Street Pavilion
Scheduled to appear: Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington
Click here for more information. baseball-nights-rotator.jpg

Friday, January 24
What: Seacoast Mavericks Hot Stove Dinner
Where: at Harbor Events Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Scheduled to appear: former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee, Tampa Bay outfielder Sam Fuld, Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Mike Fransoso
Click here for more information. Mavshotstove.jpg

Saturday, January 25
What: PawSox Hot Stove League Party
Where: at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Scheduled to appear: new Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles, new Pawtucket coach Bruce Crabbe
Click here for more information. pawsoxhotstov.jpg

Thursday, January 30
What: Pittsfield Suns Hot Stove Banquet
Where: at the Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Scheduled to appear: Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman
Click here for more information.

The list of guests for each event is subject to change, of course, but usually it winds up being more big names added to the festivities, so keep checking back with the teams as the event nears. Also, if you have an upcoming hot stove event that wasn't listed, please email the details to craig.forde@globe.com and I’ll do my best to get up here.

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