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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 ...

Trivial PursuitDick Flavin

As a rule, I do not like trivia questions, and that includes sports trivia, even questions about baseball. They are a waste of time, a silly pursuit of useless information, and of no practical or intellectual ...

The greatest stars, and the children they once were Dick 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 muchDick 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 good Dick 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 ...