Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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Strolling Down Van Ness Street…..

If you walk to the end of Yawkey Way you will come to the corner of Van Ness Street.  And on that corner is the Red Sox players parking lot. It was at this corner in 1961 when my dad … Continue reading

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Yawkey Way, Jersey Street and Fenway Park.

One thing being a teacher has taught me is this, there are times when we are so enmeshed in something, that it is such a part of us, we take for granted that others have a heightened awareness level of … Continue reading

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“And if They Turn Out Good Enough, I Owe Every Word to You”…… Joan Baez

Today I just want to say thanks to all of you who are following and reading this blog! The excitement is building as we head to the 2012 baseball season and Fenway Park’s 100th birthday! For me, there is the … Continue reading

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” Dick (Williams) I can’t play all these games, bench me or trade me.” George Thomas

The roads we choose to travel take us places and we sometimes wonder how we have arrived at where we are. The longer I live, the more convinced I become that if we trust and follow our energy it will reward … Continue reading

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The 2012 Plantation Community Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, Where the Green Meets the Green.

I am a man of many blessings and one for which I am and will always be grateful evermore is an ability to view the world through the eyes and heart of the ten-year old boy who still lives in me. There … Continue reading

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“It’s the closest thing I’ve found to pitching, golf is all about the next shot, pitching is all about the next pitch.” Luis Tiant

Today, the green of the golf course…..  Meets the green of Fenway Park….. The Plantation Foundation of Venice Florida holds its annual Celebrity Golf Classic today and seventy-five celebrities from the sports world will gather to raise money for the foundation. Among them … Continue reading

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