Tag Archives: Fenway Park

Twilight of the Roids

The baseball world has moved on. Unless unforeseen circumstances (e.g., a rainout; another club hoping to catch lightning in a bottle in 2018, or by some arrangement even in 2017) prevail, Alex Rodriguez will not play major-league ball after August … Continue reading

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1918 and All That

And in the end the only team left standing is the Boston Red Sox. I (Evander) doubt any major-league franchise and fan base have suffered as much. The club put The Curse Of The Bambino to rest in 2004 by … Continue reading

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A Close Shave

Life has its oddities and ironies. I (Evander) didn’t know that Gillette Razor headquarters is only two miles from storied Fenway Park. Of greater importance: the World Series is now tied a game apiece between the Boston Red Sox and … Continue reading

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Great Stadiums (cont’d)

Dharamshala this ain’t. (That blog was posted not only on Shakespeare’s birth and death day, it was posted on the 90th anniversary of the opening of Yankee Stadium.) But the original Yankee Stadium was (James Hilton’s) Shangri-La to baseball-crazed fans … Continue reading

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The John Michael Paveskovich Pole

Christened by one-time teammate and broadcaster Mel Parnell “The Pesky Pole,” at 302 feet from home plate in right field at Fenway Park a ball landing there was just the right distance for Johnny Pesky. Phil Rizzuto’s rival died yesterday. … Continue reading

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He Jests at Scars that Never Felt a Wound

New York Mets prospect Philip Gregory Humber (not Humbert Humbert or “from Humber,” either), who had a cup of coffee with his drafting-team in 2006 and 2007 before going to the Minnesota Twins in the Johan Santana deal, has pitched … Continue reading

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Mariano Rivera Knocking on the Door

Mariano Rivera notched career save 595 last night in super-dramatic fashion at Fenway Park. Seven more and he surpasses Trevor Hoffman, the all-time leader in saves. I (Evander, and Martin has publicly joined in this sentiment) can truly say I … Continue reading

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