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Hot Stove Cool Music cooks in Boston

This year’s edition of the Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert, put on by Boston Red Sox EVP/GM Theo Epstein and baseball journalist Peter Gammons, raised more than $300,000 for the Foundation To Be Named Later. At Boston’s Paradise Rock Club for the concert Jan. 15 (clockwise from left): Gammons, Epstein, guest MC Mike O’Malley and musicians Bill Janovitz and Kay Hanley.

Emmert addresses NCAA Convention

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during an educational session at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio earlier this month. Close to 3,000 people attended the annual event.

From the mound to management

At Petco Park Jan. 12 to announce the retirement of Padres pitcher Trevor Hoffman and his new position in the Padres’ front office (from left): Manager Bud Black, president and COO Tom Garfinkel, Hoffman, vice chairman and CEO Jeff Moorad, and GM Jed Hoyer.

Cubs owners talk baseball with fans

The Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, had their own session at the 2011 Cubs Convention on Jan. 15 at the Hilton Chicago. From left: Board members Todd Ricketts, Pete Ricketts and Laura Ricketts, Chairman Tom Ricketts and Cubs play-by-play announcer Len Kasper.

CHL commish honored by predecessor

Central Hockey League Commissioner Duane Lewis received the Willis of Texas N. Thomas Berry Commitment Cup from Commissioner Emeritus N. Thomas Berry at the CHL All-Star Banquet on Jan. 11 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Tempe, Ariz.

A night out for scouts foundation

At the eighth annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Awards Dinner on Jan. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles (from left): Padres Vice Chairman and CEO Jeff Moorad, Joe Garagiola Sr., MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, foundation Chairman Dennis Gilbert, Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and actor/director Rob Reiner.

Terps congregate in Philly

Before the tipoff of the University of Maryland against Villanova University men’s basketball game at the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 15 (from left): Seventy-Six Capital’s Wayne Kimmel (Maryland '92); entrepreneur Lindy Snider, daughter of Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider; Maryland President Wallace Loh; and Comcast-Spectacor VP of public relations Ike Richman (Maryland '88).

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