Monthly Archives: April 2012

It’s a Story of Hank and Frank and Dave and Ray and Josh…..

A top of the morning to you one and all. I will be traveling for the next couple of days as I make my way north to be at Fenway Park for THE GAME on Friday! Excited does not even … Continue reading

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Gathering Clouds at Fenway?

A century ago, this week Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel, a solar eclipse took place, the Carpathia arrived in New York carrying survivors of the Titanic and the rains pounded Boston.  Harriet Quimby was … Continue reading

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Patriots Day, The Boston Marathon, The Red Sox and Fenway Park…..

What do  Johnny Kelley (the Elder), 1935 and 1945. Mike Timlin, 2004. Johnny Kelley (the Younger), 1957 Josh Beckett, 2007 Bill Rogers, 1975, ’78’, ’79’, ’80’. Clay Buchholz, 2008.   Timothy Cherigat , 2004.  Dice K Matsusaka, 2011, and Wesley Korir, … Continue reading

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Ain’t that America, Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and…..

The game of baseball is an expression of America! And it is an expression of America on every baseball field across this great nation and indeed the world. Whether a Little League diamond, a high school field or the hallowed … Continue reading

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On the seventh day He rested…..

And a couple of wounded warriors played golf with the guy who used to own the Texas Rangers. A few tidbits about the guy who used to own the Texas Rangers. On May 10, 2005, Vladimir Arutyunian, a native Georgian … Continue reading

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“It is not really baseball at all. It is passed from parent to child as an expression of the relationship with your father”…..Brian Banko

Yesterday a friend of mine said this of the game of baseball, “It seems that baseball passion is not really baseball at all. It is passed from parent to child as an expression of the relationship with your father…..” Well, … Continue reading

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Fenway Opens Her 100th Birthday Season, Let the Memories Unfold…..

Today at 2:05 the Red Sox will officially open Fenway Park for her 100th birthday season. The Boston Pops and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus will perform the National Anthem, the Green Mountain Boys will fly over in their F-16s, Hanscom Air Force base … Continue reading

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The All Fenway Team, The Third Baseman…..

Today I select the third baseman for my All Fenway team. http://mlb.mlb.com/bos/fan_forum/all_fenway_team.jsp A heads up to you newer readers and a reminder to the old guard, I am not selecting a best player at each position, rather I am choosing a … Continue reading

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Lift the Curtain…..

The Red Sox opened their 1912 season April 11th in New York’s Hilltop Park. They did it with a comeback win against the Highlanders and all the runs in the game came in the first and ninth innings. Harry Wolverton … Continue reading

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“I figure life’s a gift, and don’t intend on wasting it. You never know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you, to make each day count.”…..Jack Dawson

It was just before noon on April 10th 1912 when the good ship Titanic left the port of Southampton England bound for Cherbourg France, Queenstown Ireland and then across the Atlantic to New York City. She was the grandest of ladies, … Continue reading

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