Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Another Auld Lang Syne.” Dan Fogelberg

We stand on the threshold of yet another year and before 2011 slipped away, I decided to make a visit to one of my lifes true loves! I took my camera to check in on the old girl and see how she … Continue reading

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“You can write him down as one of the two models of ballplaying grace.” Grantland Rice

Tris Speaker was the best player on the Boston Red Sox team of 1912. In fact, in 1912, he was the best player in the league. In fact, Tristram E Speaker was Fenway Park’s first full-blown superstar! In fact, Tris Speaker was a … Continue reading

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” Joe Wood was one of the best pitchers I faced over my entire career.” Ty Cobb

There is an axiom in baseball that is as old as the game itself and it is a simple one; great pitching will beat great hitting.” It is a mantra which continues to be uttered and that is simply because it … Continue reading

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Let Us Begin…..Garland “Jake” Stahl

The construction of the  new Fenway Park actually took a break during the holidays of 1911. I thought this might be a good time to introduce the Red Sox of 1912 and get to know them a bit. So drum … Continue reading

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A Story of Christmas…..

In the shadow of Fenway Park, there a score or more of restraunts. Elizabeth is a waitress in one of them. Last week a large family came in to celebrate the engagement of one of the daughters. Shortly into the meal, … Continue reading

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“All I want for Christmas is you” Mariah Carey

And so this is Christmas…..  and for all of you who have a “you”, revel with them in Christmas joy. For those of you who are without a special “you” revel with your blessings in Christmas joy. And for those of … Continue reading

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“The curse is done, it’s over, Ted’s going to chase it away.” Franc Talarico to a Boston TV reporter on April 16, 2004

Christmas morning came for me on Friday April 16, 2004 as I stood on Van Ness Street and chuckled to myself watching the gathering of dignitaries ready to participate in this historic event. Hank Evanish (benefactor), Franc Talarico (sculptur) and Red Sox owner … Continue reading

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