Monthly Archives: March 2012

Going, Going, Gone…..Richard Young

One of the best things about writing this is the contacts made and coming to know “cyberfriends”. One such friend is Richard Young. Richard works for BU Photography and we met when he assisted in procuring a couple of photos of … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, the Fifth Stanza, The Kid, The Clipper and 1941…..

It has often been said that 1941 was the last year of innocence. The war in Europe was raging, the debate in America about whether we should enter it or not, was raging. And the debate in the baseball world, … Continue reading

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“A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.” Christy Mathewson

On Saturday I headed a bit north to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota where the Red Sox were taking on the Orioles in a split squad game. I arrived at 9 AM to capture the whole experience; so today I … Continue reading

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“And on the seventh day He rested”….. Genesis

And the Babe played golf….. And so did I…..Happy Sunday….. And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, March 18, 2012.

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, the Fourth Stanza, Back from the Darkness of the Abyss…..

Tom Yawkey purchased the Red Sox in 1933, the year before Babe Ruth’s final year with the Yankees. There is a synchronicity in this ushering out of the old and in with the new; for it was Tom Yawkey who set the Red … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, And You Could Say…..

The Yankees and Babe Ruth parted ways following the 1934 season and Babe returned to finish his career in the city where it all started. Babe signed to play for the Boston Braves in 1935 but retired in May of that … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Third Stanza, Into the Abyss…..

Babe Ruth’s trade to the New York Yankees, marked the second time in five years that the Red Sox had traded someone who was arguably the best player in the American League. Yet the trade of Tris Speaker in 1916 did not adversely effect the Red … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Second Stanza, The Transaction…..

On January 6, 1920, newspapers throughout the country told the news which had been rumored for weeks. The Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees! When looking back at this event through the eyes of nearly a century of hindsight, … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The First Stanza…..

As I have revitalized this blog, I have spent some time looking through all the “stats”, that’s right blogs have stats. Anyway, what the stats tell me is that among the widest read pieces I have posted here in three … Continue reading

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A Baseball Fan Who Loves the Red Sox…..

Saturday’s post on Mickey Mantle solicited a heartfelt and wonderful response from Tom. In it he said  “I guess I shouldn’t say this, but I absolutely loved Mantle…” and it is that comment that inspires me this morning. Two of … Continue reading

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