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Reflections on a Parade…..

I am back in Florida, arriving Wednesday following two days of driving which included the wonder of the Shenandoah Valley. There is a serenity in weaving through mountain roads and for good measure I encountered a thunder storm or two, a rainbow, a double … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, the Eighth Stanza…..REVISITED

This was originally published in July of 2012. It recaps the entire rivalry and takes the story into the 70s. Enjoy…. The Sox head to Yankee Stadium tonight (the fake one) where their historic 2012 season could effectively be put … Continue reading

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The Red Sox have, what could best be described as, a two tier system of recognizing the immortals who have called Fenway Park their home. The top-tier is the retired numbers. These are the creme de la creme,…

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Number 6 and the Babe, Interesting Connection…..

Johnny Pesky 1919-2012….. Last night Fenway Park, the Red Sox and the Fenway Faithful honored Johnny Pesky one day after he was laid to rest next to Ruthie in Swampscott.  Everyone was adorned in appropriate attire. Even Fenway. Number 6 takes the field. Appropriately … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Rivalry, The Eighth Stanza, the 1970s……

The Sox head to Yankee Stadium tonight (the fake one) where their historic 2012 season could effectively be put to death. I have written a few times about the rivalry and thought this would be a good time for the … Continue reading

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“It would be useless for any player to attempt to explain successful batting.” …..Tris Speaker

Seventy one years ago yesterday Cleveland Indians third baseman Ken Keltner twice dove to his right and made both plays, robbing Joe DiMaggio of two base hits. It halted history and ended the Yankee Clipper’s record-breaking hitting streak at 56 games. Joe DiMaggio had 91 … Continue reading

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Memorabilia, 1978 Style…..

On Monday I wrote about the 1978 Red Sox. Today I give you some “78” memorabilia to bring back that great season. Here’s a good place to start. Rice was in his fourth full season and had become the most feared … Continue reading

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