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LET THE GAMES BEGIN…..

At precisely midnight last night, I was awakened by a huge clap of thunder which rolled on for a full three minutes before dissipating into the darkness of a new day. This day, opening day.  Today at 1:05 Jacoby Ellsbury will step … Continue reading

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A few more of the “Fellers” from Fenway Park’s 1912 Red Sox, the Guys Behind the Dish…..

 I think that today,  it’s time you learned about some of the other “fellers” on the 1912 Red Sox team. We’ve looked at the big boys, and the stars, now we meet some of those guys who provided the link in the … Continue reading

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All Those Springs Ago…..

As spring training 2012 in the Red Sox new facility at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers Florida draws to a close; I thought it might be fun to take a look back at spring training in the early days of … Continue reading

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The All Fenway Team Secondbasemen, The Quiet Leader and The Laser Show…..

The second base position is being voted on for the All Fenway Park team. http://mlb.mlb.com/bos/fan_forum/all_fenway_team.jsp Thus far we have on my All Fenway Park 25 man squad; the pitching staff: Jon Lester (L), Jonathan Papelbon (R), Pedro Martinez (R), Roger Clemens (R), Luis … Continue reading

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The All Fenway Team, The Firstbaseman, A No-Brainer…..

Alrighty then, it’s time for the first baseman on the All Fenway team.  http://mlb.mlb.com/bos/fan_forum/all_fenway_team.jsp Remember now, I am not selecting one player at each position, rather an entire 25 man All Fenway Park roster. The pitching staff is: Jon Lester (L), Jonathan … Continue reading

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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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