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We all fall victim to ageDick Flavin

Professional athletes are different from the rest of us. They are gifted with superior speed, strength, reflexes, and hand/eye coordination. Those things set them apart from the great majority of us. ...

Red Sox free agents Dick Flavin

Can we all agree that 2022 has been a lost season for the Red Sox? Good. Not good that it's been a lost season. Good that we all agree that it is. Let's dump the 2022 campaign into the dustbin ...

Take the money, or notDick Flavin

The typical guy, or gal, with an income of only $700 a week probably drifts off to sleep each night with dreams of someday making a cool $70,000 a year; whereas those who make $70,000 dream of hitting ...

Bill Belichick's final quest Dick Flavin

I don't know about you, but I have never paid any attention to NFL preseason games -- at least, not until this year. During the two decades of Tom Brady's reign as quarterback in Foxborough, I ...

Trouble in paradiseDick Flavin

Boston is a great baseball town, one of the very best. The Red Sox traditionally have had a huge and passionate fan base. Yet even here there are troubles. It used to be that at this time of year spaces ...

Breakfast with Bill Russell Dick Flavin

I always felt that I knew the late Bill Russell. I certainly knew a lot about him, or I thought I did. I gobbled up just about everything written about him since his arrival in Boston. I had seen him ...

What's ahead for the Red SoxDick Flavin

In the many years I have been a follower of the Red Sox, through the good times and the bad, they have almost always had a Hall-of-Famer-in-waiting in their lineup. From Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr to ...

My friend, Dick Dorr Dick Flavin

Seven years ago this month my friend Dick Dorr died. He was attending a performance at Boston's Wilbur Theater when his great heart finally gave out. He was 78 years old. His death was not totally ...