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This means WARDick Flavin

War is hell. So, as far as I'm concerned, is WAR. WAR, or Wins Above Replacement, is the chic, in-style statistic used to determine a baseball player's total value to his team. I thought it would be ...

They don't call it hardball for nothing Dick Flavin

When ballclubs report to spring training every year, the first few days are spent getting organized. Before the exhibition games begin, the players undergo physical exams, they participate in team drills, ...

Cats, dogs, and sports heroesDick Flavin

Who is the greatest sports hero in Boston history? Beats me. The question, an age-old one, has flared up recently as Tom Brady has climbed relentlessly up the heights of the Mount Olympus of sports ...

Mookie Betts and baseball nicknames Dick Flavin

Mookie Betts has it all. He hits for average (.346 in 2018); hits for power (32 home runs); runs like the wind (30 stolen bases); and is a defensive wizard (3 Gold Glove awards). He also has a great nickname. He ...

The Hall of Fame vote and the Red SoxDick Flavin

The votes are in and we know who is going to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame next summer. But here is the question all diehard Red Sox fans have: How did the Sox do? The big Red Sox winner ...

Standing pat with the Red Sox Dick Flavin

The Red Sox, in poker parlance, are standing pat this year. Who can blame them? They're going with the same hand they were dealt last year, the one that raked in all the chips. They have not been, and ...

Anyone remember Jim Britt?Dick Flavin

Are you long-in-the-tooth enough to remember Jim Britt? You have to be pretty old to recall him, but there was a time that Britt's voice was the most recognizable in all New England; he reigned supreme. ...

Nothing lasts forever Dick Flavin

It feels good to be a Red Sox fan these days, doesn't it? Four World Series championships in the last 15 years is the envy of all baseball. It must have felt the same way 100 years ago, when the Red Sox ...