Last night the Venice High School baseball team, of which I am privileged enough to have a small role with, won their first game in the Florida State regional playoffs. An outstanding pitched game by Tyson and Cooper led the way to a 2-1 victory of Martin County High who came into the contest with a 26-1 record.
Congrats to the boys! Three more wins and they will play for the Florida State Championship!
Meanwhile at Fenway Park last night the Red Sox dropped the rubber game of a three game set to the A’s 4-2.
Papi continues to pound the ball as he went 2-4 with two doubles.
However, the Sox are still scuffling and they are now 11-13, last in the AL East five and a half games behind the first place Rays. They are 4 1/2 behind the Orioles for the first wild card spot and 2 1/2 behind the Blue Jays for the win a game and move on spot.
A century ago today, the Red Sox were in the Nations Capital playing at Griffith Stadium and lost to the Senators 10-5. They were in second place 1 1/2 games out.
And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, May 3, 2012.
Hello and welcome, my name is Raymond Sinibaldi. An educator for more than two decades, a baseball fan for nearly 60 years, I have authored four books about baseball and her glorious history; with a fifth on the way in late spring of 2015; the first, The Babe in Red Stockings which was co-authored with Kerry Keene and David Hickey. It is a chronicle of Babe's days with the Red Sox. We also penned a screenplay about Babe's Red Sox days so if any of you are Hollywood inclined or would like to represent us in forwarding that effort feel free to contact me through my email. In 2012 we three amigos published Images of Fenway Park in honor of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. That led to the creation of this blog. The following year, 2013 came my first solo venture, Spring Training in Bradenton and Sarasota. This is a pictorial history of spring training in those two Florida cities. The spring of 2014 brought forth the 1967 Red Sox, The Impossible Dream Season. The title speaks for itself and it also is a pictorial history. Many of the photos in this book were never published before. The spring of 2015 will bring 1975 Red Sox, American League Champions. Another pictorial effort, this will be about the Red Sox championship season of 1975 and the World Series that restored baseball in America. I was fortunate enough to consult with sculptor Franc Talarico on the “Jimmy Fund” statue of Ted Williams which stands outside both Fenway Park and Jet Blue Park Fenway South, in Fort Myers Florida. That story is contained in the near 300 posts which are contained herein. This blog has been dormant for awhile but 2015 will bring it back to life so jump on board, pass the word and feel free to contact me about anything you read or ideas you may have for a topic. Thanks for stopping by, poke around and enjoy. Autographed copies of all my books are available here, simply click on Raymond Sinibaldi and email me.