Monthly Archives: February 2012

Of Dads and Spring…..

Pitchers and catchers reported this week and we are but a matter of days removed from the full squads arriving for spring training. Ah spring when hope beats in the human heart and the promise of October lingers, a perpetual … Continue reading

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The Teammates…..

We’ve made our way down Yawkey Way and to the end of Van Ness Street. We’ve viewed the Banners of Championships and the Banners of Glory and as we reach where Van Ness Street melts into Ipswich Street we encounter Red … Continue reading

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“When Babe Ruth gets tired of twirling on the mound, it looks as if there’s an outfield job waiting for him. The way he has been hitting that pill shows that he is one of the most natural hitters in the game.” Arthur Duffey Boston Post June 13,1916

I have written a couple of times about Babe Ruth and I dare say I will write of him more, because you see when it is all said and done, there is nobody better to have played the game. Oh, … Continue reading

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Banners of Glory, Long May They Wave (Part II)…..

The Van Ness Street Banners of Glory include, the names of all those Red Sox retired  numbers on Fenway’s right field facade who are enshrined in Cooperstown and the five we mentioned Friday. So before we complete the list, let’s have … Continue reading

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“I never, ever wanted to pitch for another team”…Tim Wakefield

In what was the first official act in Jet Blue Park, the Boston Red Sox new spring facility in Fort Myers Florida, the Fenway Faithful said goodbye to Tim Wakefield. Before his family, friends, and teammates he fought through tears saying he reached the … Continue reading

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Banners of Glory, Long May They Wave…..

The second tier of Red Sox immortals are honored with their banners waving high above Van Ness Street. Now these players are on the second tier for a couple of different reasons. One is that they did not play their … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Numbers…..

The Red Sox have, what could best be described as, a two tier system of recognizing the immortals who have called Fenway Park their home. The top-tier is the retired numbers. These are the creme de la creme, the pièce de résistance and … Continue reading

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