Goldie is One and Done!
Hello PawSox Fans!
Opening Night at McCoy Stadium is just 80 Days away! That’s 2 months and 21 days and counting. The PawSox Hot Stove Party is just 5 short days away on Saturday, January 26th from 11-2:00pm.
Many of the Red Sox hottest prospect will be there answering questions and signing autographs. Red Sox minor league player of the year OF Jackie Bradley will be there along with OF Justin Henry, C Dan Butler and P Allen Webster.
One of the PawSox team members will not be at the Stove Party, former PawSox Radio Broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith. Although still a member of the PawSox Staff, Goldie is heading to the Big Leagues accepting the Radio Broadcaster job with the Seattle Mariners.
On the same day as the PawSox Hot Stove, Goldie will be part of the Hot Stove with the Mariners and then return to McCoy until he and his wife make the move to Seattle, WA.
Aaron and I had desks that face each other. This made for an interesting exchange of busting chops. From the start I noticed that Aaron had this hairstyle that had a pointed poof thing that I always called a cupcake. In turn, Aaron would poke fun at the Rhode Island accent and my lack of not only a poofy thing, but also the lack of hair! He had a valid point with the lack of hair and perhaps I was envious of not having that cupcake atop my dome.
This was the view I was subject to every day!
Check out the Cupcake side/top view.
Aaron had done the right thing and let Team President Mike Tamburro know that he had applied for the Mariners broadcasting job. He also let us know. Currently the PawSox are looking for a replacement broadcaster due to the departure of Steve Hyder.
We all learned that Aaron was a finalist for the job in Seattle. The organization flew him out for a live interview. He had a very busy itinerary for the day, meeting with the CEO for breakfast and throughout the day meeting with others from the Mariners senior management.
Upon his return to McCoy he was very anxious to hear one way or another if he would be chosen for the job. He returned just about the start of the week and let us know that the Mariners would let him know by the end of the week or by the latest on the following Monday.
This would be a great time to help Aaron out. I vaguely remembered a song about the Bluest skies you ever seen are in Seattle. Using Google I was quickly able to find the song. I also remembered that a long time ago it was the theme song for Here Come the Brides starring Bobby Sherman and David Soul. Although not a fan of the show, I may have watched 1 or 2 episodes. David Soul went on to star in Starsky and Hutch series playing the part of Kenneth Hutchinson. On a side note, Antonio Fargas playing the part of Huggy Bear on the series lived in Newport, RI and I got to know him.
Using the theme song from Here Comes the Brides, I would crank up the volume on my computer and play the song for Aaron to help ease the anxiety. (or cause more)
Unfortunately Aaron received a call that the mom of one of the men involved in the decision had passed away. The decision would be made when they are able.
On January 16th, while sitting across from me, Aarons’ phone rang. I jokingly told him, “Hey, that’s Seattle calling to let you know you didn’t get the job.” He stood up and said, “It is from Seattle!” and headed into the hallway
A short while later, I had to know what was going on and went into the hallway. I would be the first to know! Aaron saw me and gave me the thumbs up indicating he had got the job! I was able to get the exclusive photos of Aaron Goldsmith getting the “call-up” to the bigs to start his Major League career. One and Done! Only one year in Triple A and he’s heading to The Show!
Aaron on the phone with that awesome grin!
He takes a seat to hear all the details and the smile is ear to ear. Everyone is very happy and proud of Aaron for continuing the tradition of many PawSox Broadcasters making it to the Major Leagues. Last year around this time, Aaron was chosen to work for the PawSox replacing Dan Hoard who was hired by the Cincinnati Bengals. Nice job Goldie! I’m sure everyone wishes you well! I hope you take some of the Rhode Island lingo and accent with you.
Goldie celebrates later with his lovely wife with some Starbucks.
Outside its snowing and cold but the Hot Stove is always toasty melting all the snow. Hope to see you there knowing we are…………..”Here For You!”
Love hearing from you.
Yours in Baseball,
Rick Medeiros email@example.com