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Where the Past Meets the Future…..

While the Red Sox were alternately napping with their bats and dancing with the raindrops this weekend in Anaheim; and subsequently getting drubbed by a collective 18-4 in a Monday doubleheader; I, along with some very special peeps, took a ride … Continue reading

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“Signifying an end as well as a beginning…..Symbolizing renewal as well as change.” John F Kennedy January 20, 1961

The Holiday Season ended last night with the ringing in of 2015. The great rush which began days before Thanksgiving culminates with the dropping of the ball in Times Square. There is great revelry in this event. It is, for … Continue reading

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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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“The curse is done, it’s over, Ted’s going to chase it away.” Franc Talarico to a Boston TV reporter on April 16, 2004

Christmas morning came for me on Friday April 16, 2004 as I stood on Van Ness Street and chuckled to myself watching the gathering of dignitaries ready to participate in this historic event. Hank Evanish (benefactor), Franc Talarico (sculptur) and Red Sox owner … Continue reading

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“There are many beautiful statues of Ted Williams….But Franc captured something that nobody else ever has, when I look into the face of his statue, I see my Dad.” Claudia Williams.

I will never forget the look on the face of Claudia Williams when she said those words to me through eyes brimming with tears. Could an artist receive any greater tribute? “Franc has captured something nobody else ever has”. It was … Continue reading

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“It is a classic Greek pose which I chose because it’s almost like a warrior with a club and yet with a sensitivity…” Franc Talarico

Ted was ready to go! His first stop was here, At the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of fame, in Hernando Florida. The museum first opened it’s doors in February of 1994 and this was their purpose: Located in … Continue reading

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“Though we thumped, wept, and chanted ‘We want Ted’ for minutes after he hid in the dugout, he did not come back. Our noise for some seconds passed beyond excitement into a kind of immense open anguish, a wailing, a cry to be saved. But immortality is nontransferable. The papers said that the other players, and even the umpires on the field, begged him to come out and acknowledge us in some way, but he refused. Gods do not answer letters.” – John Updike

When Franc Talarico’s vision of Ted Williams was realized, the next step was to turn his two foot high maquette into an eight and half-foot statue of bronze. All this would take place at a Bronzart in Sarasota Florida. And Franc’s attentions … Continue reading

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