You're gonna miss Wake when he retires. In 2047.

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund just announced that Wake and Clay will continue as Jimmy Fund Co-Captains for the 2011 season. In this role, the two will be omnipresent at Jimmy Fund events and promoting the most admirable thing there is to do — helping sick kids.

They’ll also be spokesplayers for this year’s Rally Against Cancer, which, according to the press release, “encourages Red Sox fans to partner with their companies and schools, and encourage co-workers, classmates, and friends, to each contribute $5 or more to the Jimmy Fund. In exchange, they ‘Dress for Sox-cess’ by wearing Boston Red Sox gear to work or school on Friday, April 8, when the Sox take on the New York Yankees at Fenway Park for their home opener. The top fundraising company and school (K-12, college or university) are each eligible for a visit from Wakefield or Buchholz, if located within two-hour travel distance from Boston.

This year’s event adds a new twist: up for grabs are two Wild Card visits. Each team that raises $5,000 or more is eligible to win one of two visits from Wakefield or Buchholz.”

Unless you work at a porn studio, it’s hard to imagine that your place of business couldn’t be made ten times more awesome with Clay and Wakey on hand. For more info, visit

And if you’re wondering where Clay gets his motivation these days, I’d say the bulk of it comes from the lass in blue behind home plate…