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Bill Belichick and Sheldon AdelsonDick Flavin

Bill Belichick deserves a medal for turning down that medal. It could not have been easy to say, "Thanks, but no thanks," to the highest civilian honor the nation has to offer. He would have been just ...

To a departing dynasty Dick Flavin

They are dying off and there is nothing that you, I, or anyone else can do about it. The numbers of 11 Boston Celtics who played for the team during the greatest of all sports dynasties, 1957-1969, hang ...

A football fableDick Flavin

Once upon time, boys and girls, in the far-off football kingdom of Foxborough, there lived an all-powerful monarch. His name was King William the Grouch. King William ruled his subjects with an iron hand, ...

The designated hitter and the National League Dick Flavin

Where do you stand on the question of whether the National League should permanently install the designated-hitter rule? Put me down as all in favor of it. And that's from someone who, when the rule ...

The trade of 'the Gray Eagle'Dick Flavin

Can you believe that the Boston Red Sox once traded away a player who was considered to be one of the best in all of baseball? He had just turned 28 years old and was right in the prime of his career; ...

Curt Schilling: What's your vote? Dick Flavin

Let's suppose, just for the sake of this discussion, that you are a member in good standing of the Baseball Writers' Association of America and that you are eligible to vote on candidates for the Baseball ...

LOO-EE! LOO-EE! LOO-EE!Dick Flavin

"LOO-EE! LOO-EE! LOO-EE!" If you've got enough mileage on you to have heard that chant reverberating through Fenway Park four decades ago, then you can still, to this very day, hear the echoes of it ...

Daniel Bard Dick Flavin

Daniel Bard. Who'd have believed it? The news was pretty much buried because it was announced during the middle of the World Series, but he is the National League Comeback Player of the Year for 2020. How ...