Monthly Archives: May 2012

And on the seventh day He rested…..

And “The Spaceman” and El Tiante played a little golf….. Bill Lee and Luis Tiant While this collection of very special young men played for the state of Florida 7A baseball state championship! After falling behind 3-0 in the top of … Continue reading

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TWO TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I am here….. Digital Domain Park, Port St. Lucie Florida, the spring home of the New York Mets and the site of the Florida High School Athletic Association’s prep baseball championship playoffs. With these guys….. The Venice High School … Continue reading

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“There wasn’t many better guys than Moose…A darn good ballplayer too.” Yogi Berra

“Moose” Skowron passed away on April 27th and as always is the case, when one from our youth shuffles off this mortal coil it invokes memories and reflection. Bill “Moose” Skowron 1930-2012  William Joseph Skowron was part of my Fenway story, my baseball … Continue reading

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“Attention please ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, now batting for Boston, number 29, Jim Pagliaroni, Pagliaroni”…..Sherm Feller

One of the things I enjoy the most about writing this is how one story leads to another. Yesterday’s piece brought me to Bill Monbouquette’s 17 strikeout night in 1961 and that brought me to his catcher that evening, Jim Pagliaroni. Jim … Continue reading

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“Until I heard the Voice I never did a crazy thing in my life”…..Ray Kinsella

The passing of Carl Beane last week set my mind to thinking, thinking about voices and the role they play in our lives. Think about it, who doesn’t like music? Who doesn’t sing in the shower? Who doesn’t at least … Continue reading

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The Steamer, The Dodger of History’s Bullets…..

Last week I wrote about the longest games played at Fenway Park and that brought me back in touch with an old Fenway friend, Bob “Steamer” Stanley, who is a very rare breed. He pitched 13 seasons in the big leagues … Continue reading

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Of Pink Bats, Pink Ribbons and Pink Bows…..

Yesterday at Fenway Park, the Red Sox won their third straight game against the Cleveland Indians. The bats of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Daniel Nava and Will Middlebrooks, led the offense while Daniel Bard had one of his better outings of the season. The … Continue reading

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“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands”? ~Milton Berle

Happy Mother’s Day….. Louisville Slugger preparing the special bats used throughout Major League Baseball honoring moms on Mothers Day.  Celebrations honoring mothers date back to the times of ancient Greece and the Holy Roman Empire. However the American version of … Continue reading

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“That’s the magic of Fenway Park. That’s why people love it so. Come to think of it, at Fenway almost every year is a wonder year.” – Red Sox Announcer Ned Martin

Happy Saturday! Just a reminder that Images of Fenway Park is available for those who are looking for a last-minute Mothers Day gift. Head out to your local Barnes and Noble, or for you in New England, the Paper Store and … Continue reading

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Teetering……

Since 1967, the year that transformed the Red Sox from perennial door mats into a winning franchise, the habitants of Fenway Park have had only six years in which they were below .500.   Dick Williams managed the Red Sox from … Continue reading

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