Lucic’s Rock N’ Jock Softball a Big Hit

Milan Lucic hosted his annual Rock N’ Jock softball game Wednesday night in LeLacheur Park. The event benefited the NMTW Community Credit Union’s community partners through the Celebrities for Charity Foundation.

It was a packed house to watch the Jocks: Stanley Cup champion Milan Lucic along with fellow Bruins players and athletes take on the Rocks: members of the local media.

Bruins players who attended this year’s game included Shawn Thornton, Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Paille, Dennis Seidenberg, Nathan Horton, and goaltender Tuukka Rask.

There was not an empty seat to be found in the stands by the start of the game and fans erupted in cheers every time a Bruins player got up to bat.  When a montage of the playoffs played on the jumbotron in left field, Bruins fans in LeLacheur Park gave the Bruins a standing ovation; a ‘thank you’ for bringing the Cup back to Boston.

“It shows how big of a hockey town this place has become,” said Milan Lucic during the game, “obviously they’re excited and pumped about what we did last year and looking forward to next year. Its great that everyone is showing their support.”

As for how the game turned out, it looked as though the Rocks would defeat the Jocks in the last few inning, because Milan Lucic and his teammates were down by three runs. However, in typical Boston fashion, the Jocks were able to put together a final inning surge – led by Lucic – that tied up the game and sent it into extra innings. In the eighth and final inning, a missed catch in right field brought Patrice Bergeron home for the game winning run. The Jocks won by a final score of 6-5.

Win or lose, for Lucic and everyone attending the game, it was all about supporting a good cause.

“We had a great turnout this year which is great, everyone’s having a lot of fun. The best thing about it is we’re raising money for a good cause; that was our main goal today and we achieved that.”

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4 Responses to “Lucic’s Rock N’ Jock Softball a Big Hit”

  1. ben cook
    August 25, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    Lucic’s softball game was a blast! Not only did they have fun playing the game, but the B’s players were extremely fan-friendly. Patrice Bergeron and Lucic in particular signed every autograph they could possibly squeeze in. Bergeron literally spent every second he wasn’t in the field signing autographs for fans up and down the third base line. A great show of fan appreciation by these young guys. Thanks, Lootch and other Bruins!

  2. Arian
    August 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Hey Jaime.
    Your Tuukka bias is showing.

  3. Josh c
    August 25, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    really nice article, too bad I missed the event…good writing, keep it up Jaime!

  4. Honest person
    March 28, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Yeah it is true your Tuukka bias is showing. Too Bad, because it wouldnt be a bad article if it wasnt bias.