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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk of course.

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Posted: October 15, 2018

A look at 9 former Portland Sea Dogs on the 2018 Boston Red Sox as the postseason heats up

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

We’re knee-deep in the 2018 Major League Baseball postseason and our beloved Boston Red Sox are in the midst of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. It’ s been an adventure so far as Sox fans everywhere have hung on every pitch, every swing and every moment of October baseball.

As we get ready for the next game, we thought it would be an ideal time to gather up Press Herald photographs of former Portland Sea Dogs who are now members of the Boston Red Sox because many of these guys played key roles in our historic 108 win season. We’re looking at you, Mookie, Zander and JBJ!

And so, as Red Sox nation walks the line between agony and ecstasy, we pause and give thanks to Mookie  Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Christian Vasquez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Blake Swihart and Matt Barnes as we reflect on this key line from “Bull Durham:” “Baseball is simple: you throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball.” GO SOX!

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