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The greatest stars, and the children they once wereDick Flavin

This is the time of year when we get special joys from watching the delight on the faces of young children and grandchildren. It brings us back to the days when we were young and the world seemed less ...

I care, but not that much Dick Flavin

So there I was, in my usual Sunday afternoon position at this time of year, December 9, 2018 -- sprawled out on the couch with both feet up on the coffee table in front of me. I was watching the Patriots ...

Life is goodDick Flavin

As the month of December opened, I was reminded of a couple things: first, when the Red Sox win, the Red Sox rule. They dominate everything else in this town; and second, Boston has some pretty cool venues ...

A few odds and ends Dick Flavin

There was a standing-room-only crowd on Nov. 30th at the Grove Manor Estates assisted living facility in Braintree. People were there to celebrate a great baseball institution. Centennial Mary Pratt ...

Baseball writers can't be wrong, can they?Dick Flavin

Was Alex Cora robbed when he didn't win the American League Manager of the Year for 2018? It's impossible to conceive of anyone doing a better job than Cora did this year: 108 wins is an all-time record ...

A well-run team Dick Flavin

The Boston Red Sox are the most successful team in baseball. They have won the World Series four times in this young century -- that's more than anyone else. But do the Sox qualify as a dynasty? Not ...

My favorite Red Sox team is...Dick Flavin

What is your favorite Red Sox team? Is it the 2018 edition that met every challenge along the way, the team that set a record for victories in the regular season then vanquished all opposition in October? ...

Has anybody seen Hanley? Dick Flavin

Now that the dust has settled, the duck boats have been parked, and the trophy has been repaired after being wounded by the incoming barrage of beer cans during the parade, what would you say was the ...