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The rivalry revisitedDick Flavin

A week ago in this space your humble correspondent prattled on at length about the Red Sox/Yankees playoff game of 1978, in my opinion the best baseball game I ever saw. As luck would have it, I had ...

The greatest game I ever saw Dick Flavin

Most New England baseball aficionados whose memories go back four decades and more, when asked to name their choice for the greatest single game of their lifetimes, opt for Game Six of the 1975 World ...

A new baseball season awaitsDick Flavin

This is the time of year when I come down with a case of baseball fever. It's happened every year since I was a kid. It's really not the same thing as spring fever because I live in a part of the country ...

The end of the world is near -- or is it? Dick Flavin

According to recent polls, 14 percent of all people across 20 countries believe that the world will come to an end during their lifetimes. Some of them are convinced that it will happen soon. There are ...

The Shadow -- starring Tom BradyDick Flavin

Are you as worn out as I am by the constant barrage of non-news stories about Tom Brady's future? We just can't get enough of this guy. It dates all the way back to those early Super Bowl seasons; to ...

Whistling past the graveyard Dick Flavin

The idiom, "whistle past the graveyard," is defined as the attempt to stay cheerful in a dire situation. Well, I'm all puckered up and ready to blow. Are you ready? The Red Sox' loss of Mookie Betts ...

So long, MookieDick Flavin

Mookie is no longer a Red Sox. It hurts just to write those words. It's like the death of a terminally ill loved one; you think that you're prepared for it, but when it happens the finality of it hits ...

The pride of the jury box Dick Flavin

Do you remember Tommy Holmes? If you're an old-timer, you might, but even if you do, it's probably been years since you've even thought of his name. Tommy was one of the most popular baseball players ...