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My All Time Red Sox teamDick Flavin

Now that the 2018 edition of the Red Sox has established itself as the winningest team in the history of the franchise, let's do an exercise. Whom do you think are the greatest players that you have seen ...

A game within a game Dick Flavin

A fascinating game-within-a-game took place the other night in a contest between the Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays. This was the situation: bottom of the seventh inning; Red Sox trailing, 2 to 1; ...

A complicated story of American heroesDick Flavin

The one hundredth birthday of Ted Williams and the funeral of John McCain took place just two days apart, Williams' centennial was on Aug. 30 and McCain's farewell service on Sept. 1. The juxtaposition ...

Being Dave Dombrowski Dick Flavin

Let's say that you are Dave Dombrowski. You and Sam Kennedy are the bosses of the Boston Red Sox. Sam takes care of the business side of the operation, which are extensive, complicated, and require great ...

Winners and losersDick Flavin

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!" John Greenleaf Whitter The mood inside Worcester City Hall on Aug. 17, was euphoric; there were high fives and hearty ...

Is it Mookie and J.D. or J.D. and Mookie Dick Flavin

Mookie and J.D.? J.D. and Mookie? Which will it be? Of the Red Sox two superstars, who will end up with top billing? The votes aren't in yet, and the issue remains in doubt. Hopefully it will remain ...

Confessions of a jaded Red Sox fanDick Flavin

All right, boys and girls, everybody gather around the campfire. We're going to have an old fashioned sing-along. Do you remember "Those Were the Good Old Days," from Damn Yankees? No? Well, you better ...

Happy Birthday, Ted Williams Dick Flavin

There is never a time when the name of Ted Williams is very far from the thoughts of any baseball fan, but the attention has become even more intense than usual with the approach of the one hundredth ...