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A few odds and endsDick Flavin

There was a standing-room-only crowd on Nov. 30th at the Grove Manor Estates assisted living facility in Braintree. People were there to celebrate a great baseball institution. Centennial Mary Pratt ...

Baseball writers can't be wrong, can they? Dick Flavin

Was Alex Cora robbed when he didn't win the American League Manager of the Year for 2018? It's impossible to conceive of anyone doing a better job than Cora did this year: 108 wins is an all-time record ...

A well-run teamDick Flavin

The Boston Red Sox are the most successful team in baseball. They have won the World Series four times in this young century -- that's more than anyone else. But do the Sox qualify as a dynasty? Not ...

My favorite Red Sox team is... Dick Flavin

What is your favorite Red Sox team? Is it the 2018 edition that met every challenge along the way, the team that set a record for victories in the regular season then vanquished all opposition in October? ...

Has anybody seen Hanley?Dick Flavin

Now that the dust has settled, the duck boats have been parked, and the trophy has been repaired after being wounded by the incoming barrage of beer cans during the parade, what would you say was the ...

Roberts stole that base Dick Flavin

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Beantown nine that night; Down three games to none, ninth inning, end in sight. So to the stricken multitude ignominy beckoned. Then pinch runner Roberts made a ...

Hats off to baseball capsDick Flavin

I got to thinking about baseball caps the other night. That'll give you an idea of what an exciting life I lead -- I spend my evenings thinking about baseball caps. I was watching a playoff game between ...

We had 'em all the way Dick Flavin

Listen, my children, I'll tell you the reason The Red Sox won all those ballgames this season. They fulfilled our dreams, they answered our prayers Because they have got some pretty good players. They've ...