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Winners and losersDick Flavin

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!" John Greenleaf Whitter The mood inside Worcester City Hall on Aug. 17, was euphoric; there were high fives and hearty ...

Is it Mookie and J.D. or J.D. and Mookie Dick Flavin

Mookie and J.D.? J.D. and Mookie? Which will it be? Of the Red Sox two superstars, who will end up with top billing? The votes aren't in yet, and the issue remains in doubt. Hopefully it will remain ...

Confessions of a jaded Red Sox fanDick Flavin

All right, boys and girls, everybody gather around the campfire. We're going to have an old fashioned sing-along. Do you remember "Those Were the Good Old Days," from Damn Yankees? No? Well, you better ...

Happy Birthday, Ted Williams Dick Flavin

There is never a time when the name of Ted Williams is very far from the thoughts of any baseball fan, but the attention has become even more intense than usual with the approach of the one hundredth ...

Eddie Gaedel and his championDick Flavin

67 years ago, on Aug. 19, 1951, in the second game of a doubleheader, the St. Louis Browns -- now the Baltimore Orioles -- pulled a surprise switch on their opponents, the Detroit Tigers. In the bottom ...

So far, so good Dick Flavin

So far, so good. There you have it, my unvarnished, tell-it-like-it-is opinion of the 2018 edition of the Boston Red Sox. After almost 80 percent of the regular season has been completed, the Red Sox ...

Lefty O'DoulDick Flavin

My pal George Mitrovich called the other day to talk about Lefty O'Doul. If you've ever wondered what two old guys talk about during the baseball season, now you know. We talk about guys even older than ...

Moe Berg, man of mystery Dick Flavin

The release of the film, "The Catcher Was a Spy," has caused an uptick of interest in the career of Morris "Moe" Berg, the brilliant intellectual who also played baseball -- or was it the other way around? The ...