Red Sox Spread Holiday Cheer at BIDMC
DECEMBER 12, 2018
Being in the hospital is never easy, but it can be especially difficult around the holidays. That’s why players from the Boston Red Sox spend a day in December each year visiting hospitals and spreading some holiday cheer.
On Dec. 10, pitchers Bobby Poyner and Brian Johnson spent some time with patients at BIDMC. The two—alongside mascot Wally the Green Monster—shared some laughs, signed autographs and posed for photos.
“I couldn’t believe when staff told us the Red Sox were coming today,” said patient Michael Fahey. “What are the odds? Out of every hospital and every floor in the city, we’re at the one they visited. It’s really exciting.”
Nursing Director Gina Murphy, RN, added, “The visit from the Red Sox made everyone happy and really lifted so many spirits. It was a lot of fun!”
BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. This season was a special one, from spring training to the final big win. Learn more about our partnership with the Red Sox.