Tag Archives: The Impossible Dream

“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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“There Comes a Time When All the Cosmic Tumblers Click and the Universe Opens Up To Show You What’s Possible”…..Terrance Mann

It was an unusual day in Boston 46 years ago today. A chilly day in early spring in which the low temperature was 45 and although the thermometer would not get past the 52 degree mark, a brief thunderstorm appeared. There were 18,041 … Continue reading

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Billy, Lee and Me…..

This is Billy….. This is Lee…. And this is me….. Billy was born in San Diego California in 1945, Lee was born in Albany, New York in 1944 and I was born in Boston in 1953. Our lives would intersect … Continue reading

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“Billy Rohr, on the Threshold, Eight Hits in the Game, All of them Belong to Boston”…..Ken Coleman

He pitched a total of 60 2/3 innings covering 27 games with two teams in two seasons. He had a total of eight career starts, 19 relief appearances in which he garnered a grand total of one save! He had two … Continue reading

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1967……The Gift that Keeps on Giving…..

The pitchers and catchers are in, the high school season has begun in Florida and despite the fact that the northeast was once again hit with snowfall this weekend,  we are on the threshold of baseball season. Back in the … Continue reading

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Seventy-Five games in…..Do you believe in magic?

Going into last nights game in Seattle, the Red Sox were 40-35 six and a half games behind the Yankees in third place. Not bad really when you think about all they have endured this year. I mean really, no Ellsbury, … Continue reading

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Red Sox Shutout Pitching Debuts……

What do Billy Rohr, Dave Morehead, Dave ‘Boo” Ferris, George Hockette, Buck O’Brien, Larry Pape and Rube Kroh have in common? Herb Kroh was the first Red Sox pitcher to throw a shutout in the first game he ever pitched. He … Continue reading

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” Dick (Williams) I can’t play all these games, bench me or trade me.” George Thomas

The roads we choose to travel take us places and we sometimes wonder how we have arrived at where we are. The longer I live, the more convinced I become that if we trust and follow our energy it will reward … Continue reading

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“It’s the closest thing I’ve found to pitching, golf is all about the next shot, pitching is all about the next pitch.” Luis Tiant

Today, the green of the golf course…..  Meets the green of Fenway Park….. The Plantation Foundation of Venice Florida holds its annual Celebrity Golf Classic today and seventy-five celebrities from the sports world will gather to raise money for the foundation. Among them … Continue reading

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” To dream the impossible dream …..To fight the unbeatable foe….. To bear with unbearable sorrow…..To go where the brave dare not go.” Joe Darion

Just as his moment in the 1946 World Series defined the career of Enos “Country” Slaughter, the 1967 baseball season redefined the franchise of the Boston Red Sox!  They had been mired in mediocrity, check that, they were abysmal. They had … Continue reading

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