Category Archives: Baseball

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Photo of the Week: 2011 – Week 47 – Stanley Steamer and the Oil Man

Horsing Around  Bob Stanley and Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd messing around at the Granite State Baseball Dinner.  Oil Can planted one on Stanley’s cheek for old time’s sake. I am not sure whether or not Stanley was happy about being … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: 2011 – Week 46 – Dinner with Salty

Red Sox catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia (right) and Mariners minor league prospect, Maxx Catapano, signed autographs at the Granite State Baseball Dinner on November 19, 2011.  The dinner raised funds to benefit Children’s Hospital of Dartmouth and The Fisher Cats Foundation.  … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: 2011 (Week 45) Close the Closer

The Closer: Jonathan Papelbon Dear Messrs. Cherington, Henry, Lucchino and Werner:  Stop messing around.  Sign Jonathan Papelbon to a nice, fat Red Sox contract.  A game at Fenway will never be the same without Pap running in from the bullpen to the Dropkick … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: 2011 (Week 44) Halloween Snowstorm

Trick or Treat!  An early snowstorm blanketed New England on October 29-30, 2011.  The pre-Halloween trick or treat was beautiful for some and inconvenient for the unlucky folks who lost power.  For me, it was a painful reminder that … baseball … Continue reading

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Worst Kept Secret: Theo Jumps Ship

Theo Nathan Epstein 2002 – 2011 Age 37, of Brookline, MA, October 21,  2011, died in turmoil at “America’s Favorite Ballpark”.  Devoted General Manager of the Boston Red Sox; marginal guitarist.  Leaves a 25-man roster in the scrap heap, a … Continue reading

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Ode to the 2011 Red Sox: Collapse of the Bridge (Year)

  A winter of hope!  Free agents were signed The newspapers read, “Best Team Ever!” Add Gonzo and Crawford, Wheeler and Jenks Could the Red Sox be beat this year? Never! To the World Series we were sure to head … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: 2011 (Week 41) The Pedroia T-Shirt Collection Quilt

 My collection of Dustin Pedroia t-shirts became part of this quilt in tribute to my favorite Red Sox player.  It is a little busy, has a lot of movement and is very colorful — Just like Pedey.

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Opposites Attract

Have you ever noticed while watching or listening to a baseball game how the play by play announcer often states a fact and then the opposite happens almost immediately?  For example, the bases are loaded, the opposing team’s player stands … Continue reading

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Having My Say: A Dear John Letter (John Henry, that is)

 I am still not over it.  That is why I sat down and wrote this letter to John Henry, Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner.  When I dropped it in the mailbox, I hoped that it would bring some closure.  In … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: 2011 (Week 40) Pedey

Dustin Pedroia: Laser Show Laser Show:  Quilted Portrait of Dustin Pedroia   Dustin Pedroia has had a close, father/son type relationship with Terry Francona.  The following is a quote from Pedey reported by Joe McDonald after Francona was fired:   … Continue reading

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