“But then [people] always say something to the effect of, ‘it’s going to suck to take this down’…”
Seriously, the frosh this year have truly outdone themselves. Behold the sports-clad fortress in Fauver/Bennet belonging to Chris Caines ’16 and Tim Israel ’16 (yes, that is his last name). Their room has become quite the legend amongst 2016ers. The space has 2,500 baseball cards lining the walls (and another thousand to be added this semester) and a blowup penguin named Sebastian as its centerpiece (the product of a two-hour trip to Walgreens).
“Chris decided to put some cards up one day and it looked extremely cool,” Tim explains. “We started talking about the idea of doing all of the walls and told our parents to send us all of our cards from home.”
“People usually are very surprised and amazed,” Chris adds. “But then they always say something to the effect of ‘it’s going to suck to take this down’.”
Former Wes shortstop Drew Dominguez 09, a standout on the gridiron as well as on the diamond is on the verge of becoming the first Wesleyan baseballer in 44 years to play pro ball, having been offered a minor-league contract as a non-drafted free agent by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Domi will report to the short-season Single-A Lowell Spinners, whose season begins on Friday. He will become the first Wesleyan player to sign with a pro team since Jeff Hopkins, who signed with, interestingly enough, the Yankees in 1965.
Drew was a first-team all-NESCAC honoree this past spring, when he broke his own record for hits in a season with 60, giving him 174 for his career, the second-highest total in Wesleyan history. He also tied for the team lead with 35 RBI, five times as many as Julio Lugo has driven in so far in 2009.
See the full story here. Congrats, Drew!
Regardless of how you feel about the Red Sox, what they’ve done tonight is pretty incredible.
The Red Sox managed to rally back from a 7-0 against the mighty Rays to win Game 5 of the American League Championship Series 8-7. Determined not to end the postseason with a devastating loss at home, Boston struck back as they staged a late comeback. The Red Sox know what it takes to stave off elimination in the ALCS, coming back from a 3-0 against the Yankees in 2004 and a 3-1 against the Indians last year. Could this be another year for the Red Sox Nation?
Whether or not they end up winning the World Series, or even the ALCS (hey, the Rays might just crush them Saturday, who knows?), this is one for the books.
Cubbies, I hope you’re taking notes.
Two of our Wesleyan Alumns, Majora Carter ’88 and Jeffrey Maier ’06, were featured in New York Magazine’s special 40th Anniversary Issue as having an important impact on NYC’s history in the past 40 years.
Majora was nominated by Princeton University Professor Joshua Guild as the 10th most inflential New Yorker in the past 40 years (ranking with the likes of Barbara Walters, Spike Lee, and Mayor Bloomberg) for creating her organization Sustainable South Bronx and greening the neighborhood.
Jeffrey was featured as the 12 year-old-kid who tipped Derek Jeter’s fly ball into the stands in 1996, which ultimately led to the Yankees entering the World Series and winning after an 18 year slump. While the article cites that Maier currently lives in (enemy borders) Boston, he’s still remembered as a major “headliner”.
With half of Wesleyan living in NYC, it’s about time we get recognized!
The Boston Red Sox just swept the World Series, beating the National League champions, the Colorado Rockies, in the first four games!
Congratulations, Red Sox Nation! Don’t flip too many cars!
Photo: Jamie Squire, Getty Images. Yanked from Boston.com.
The Red Sox are going to the World Series!
Bring it on, Colorado! Game 1 airs Wednesday night at 8:00 on FOX.