The Bruins are back. And they've already got a win under their belt.
Granted, it was over a team of assorted media types and radio personalities, and it was just a charity softball game. But much of what may be Boston's most likeable team came out in support of Milan Lucic on Thursday night and helped him raise money for Align Credit Union's charitable partners and the Celebrities for Charity Foundation -- while posting a 14-0 thumping of the Rocks in the fourth-annual event at Lowell's LeLacheur Park.
Lucic led off for the Jocks -- a team of mostly Bruins with a few others thrown in -- and the lineup also featured legend Ray Bourque, newcomer Loui Eriksson, linemate David Krejci, and a large number of other teammates, including Brad Marchand, who lived up to his get-under-your-skin reputation by pointing the bat as though he was calling his shot, then dropping a bunt for a basehit. (At least he redeemed himself by stopping to sign an autograph while on first base. Check it out below.)
The pitcher forced to field Marchand's bunt was comedian Lenny Clarke, whose Rocks teammates included Melissa from Hot 96.9 FM, Krazy Kulo and Ramiro from Jam'n 94.5, both Toucher and Rich from 98.5 The Sports Hub, Pete McKenzie from WZLX (100.7), Lori Grande and John Willis from Country 102.5, Karson from Mix 104.1, Joe Haggerty from CSNNE.com, Joe Amorosino from Channel 7, Jamie Erdahl from NESN, and comedian Dave Russo.
Not the stiffest of competition, apparently. But a win is a win. Especially in the name of a good cause.
(Videos embedded from BostonBruins.com; photos courtesy of BillyKaos Photography.)
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