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Whatever happened to Craig Kimbrel?Dick Flavin

Do you remember Craig Kimbrel? You know, the guy with the red beard. He used to be a baseball player. Well, I guess he still is a baseball player, but he's not playing for anyone, is he? At least, not ...

John Havlicek, RIP Dick Flavin

The late John Havlicek and I played together on the same basketball team. Honest. Back in the mid-80s he organized a celebrity team to play in a charity game at Weston High School, the town where he lived. ...

Michael Chavis's debut to rememberDick Flavin

It was the ninth inning of a tense game between the Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on a recent night; the score was tied, five to five, after the Sox had squandered a five to nothing lead; Jackie Bradley ...

The return of Sean McDonough Dick Flavin

I don't know about you, but the only time I listen to radio broadcasts of baseball is when I'm in the car. When I'm home, I watch on TV, never with the sound turned down. I'm a big fan of Dave O'Brien, ...

The baseball season is underway -- for better or for worseDick Flavin

Question: Should we be panic-stricken over the Red Sox' slow start this season? Answer: No. It's a long season and there is plenty of time for the Sox to hit their stride. Question: Should we be worried ...

Dustin Pedroia and Manny Machado Dick Flavin

It happened two years ago, on April 21, 2017, in Baltimore's Camden Yards. It appeared to be just another early season game, Red Sox versus Orioles, when in the bottom of the eighth inning, Baltimore's ...

Alex Cora and Dave DombrowksiDick Flavin

There is an old show business story -- perhaps apocryphal, but maybe not -- concerning the wife of famed Broadway lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and the wife of the equally renowned composer, ...

You're Brad Stevens and you've got a problem Dick Flavin

Let's suppose, for just a few moments, that you are Brad Stevens, the coach of the Boston Celtics. If you are, there is no way you can be pleased about how the current basketball season, which is winding ...