Monthly Archives: March 2012

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

And Jim Rice and Josh Beckett played golf….. And so did I….Happy Sunday And so it is on this date in Fenway Park history, March 11, 2012.

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Freaky Fantasmic Fenway Foibles…..Mickey Mantle and Cliff Mapes….. Who?

The game of baseball produces buckets full of oddities and Fenway Park has witnessed more than her share in her first century of existence. Today’s first installment of Fenway’s foibles involves none other than Mickey Mantle. Mickey Charles Mantle made his debut … Continue reading

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“Who are those guys”? Sundance to Butch

Are you ready for this? Good. How many of these guys do you recognize: Joe Harris, George Burns (nope not the comedian), Ira Flagstead, and Howard Ehmke? The names may strike a chord with a few of you, sound familiar and I … Continue reading

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“Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Robert Kennedy

Dottie Reese passed away yesterday. Now, I realize that most of you are reading this and wondering what a sweet, genteel, octogenarian southern belle would have to do with Fenway Park and the Red Sox.  Dottie Reese You see Dottie was … Continue reading

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“If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands.” Bob Feller

Votes are now being taken for the All Fenway Team at the positions of catcher and first basemen. http://mlb.mlb.com/bos/fenwaypark100/index.jsp Just as a reminder my All Fenway team is a squad of 25 players, not the “best” player at each position. My pitching … Continue reading

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“Altogether the fans will be accommodated in a fashion never before approached in New England.” The Boston Sunday Post

In the early months of 1912, the Chinese Republic was established, New Mexico and Arizona became the 47th and 48th states, the first eastbound transcontinental flight landed in Jacksonville Florida and this man, Frederick Law,  parachuted off the top of … Continue reading

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Stonefingers, Dr. Strangeglove, Stu, call him what you will, but he could hit a baseball very, very far.

He arrived in Boston in December of 1962, having just been acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 1961 American League Rookie of the Year, Don Schwall.  And in true “Stu” fashion, he was off to Fenway Park for some publicity … Continue reading

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

And Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek played golf….. And so did I…..Happy Sunday! And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, March 4, 2012.

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“O Captain, My Captain….Your fearful trip is done, the ship has weathered every rack, the prize you sought is won.” Walt Whitman

Jason Varitek, the Captain, said goodbye Thursday. There is a moment that will forevermore define him, and we all know what it is….It started with this, Be careful what you ask for Alex….You just might… Get it! How many Red Sox fans lived … Continue reading

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“Do you know how many times I’ve heard “wait till next year”? I’m running out of next years.” Remo Sinibaldi

On October 27, 2004 the Boston Red Sox won the World Series and the next day they announced plans for a parade through the city to take place on Saturday October 30th. It was a no-brainer, I was on a … Continue reading

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