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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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“Will ya still need me, will ya still feed me, when I’m 64”????? John Lennon/Paul McCartney

A total of 12,476 members of the Fenway Faithful clicked the turnstiles at Fenway Park on Friday night July 16, 1948. They came to see Red Sox right hander Joe Dobson take on Art Houtteman and the Detroit Tigers. The fans knew that Ted … Continue reading

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Hey now you’re an All Star, get your game on, go play……

Today the 2012 All Star break comes to an end as the Red Sox are right up the road from me in Tampa to begin the second half of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary season. The “Trop”. As they begin the … Continue reading

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Big Papi hits a Milestone…..

On Wednesday night, July 4, 2012, in Oakland, David Ortiz became the 49th man in baseball history to hit the 400 home run mark. It came in the fourth inning of a 3-2 loss to the A’s who completed a sweep of … 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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“And when you talk of heroes, and I’ve had many since a lad.” Happy Father’s Day…..Raymond Sinibaldi

A Happy Fathers Day to all you Dad’s out there. Today I re-post a tribute to my Dad. For those of you who can, don’t forget to call the Pops today. Me? I’ll pause, remember and smile. Today I share with … 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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Chicks Dig the Long Ball!

Remember the ad campaign a few years back, “chicks dig the long ball”? It came about in the late 1990s and it was a Nike ad. It featured Mark McGwire, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddox with the lovely Heather Locklear. Locklear was … Continue reading

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“Programs, get cha programs heah”…..

A happy Friday to you all. Tonight the Sox will try once again to get above the .500 mark for the first time this season. They are playing well and even Bobby Valentine is earning praise from the warm and … Continue reading

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“The only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn”…..Earl Warren

It has been said that the only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn. The Red Sox fell to the O’s last night 4-1, failing to get above the .500 mark. And as I awoke this … Continue reading

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