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A September SundayDick Flavin

On the last Sunday in September, I was visiting with my sister and brother-in-law on Cape Cod while I recovered from minor surgery (although, to be honest, I subscribe to the theory that it's never minor ...

My big brother, Jim Dick Flavin

My brother Jim and I were Irish twins, born less than a year apart. He arrived on Dec. 9, 1935, and I showed up the following Dec. 9. We were the middle two of four siblings, our sisters Marguerite and ...

Big decisions await the Red SoxDick Flavin

I suppose that it's too early to speculate on what will happen with the Red Sox once the next baseball season begins, and I know it's too late to do anything about what took place in this baseball season. ...

The demise of Dave Dombrowksi Dick Flavin

When Dave Dombrowski was brought on to head up baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox, he was hired to win "now" -- and he did. His problem was that "now" doesn't have a very long shelf-life; it soon ...

At least they haven't quitDick Flavin

I'll say this for the 2019 Red Sox: they haven't quit. Things have not gone well this season, not by a long shot. But the team has hung in through all the disappointments and kept plugging away. There ...

Beautiful Park, ugly uniforms Dick Flavin

I spent the last weekend of August in San Diego where the weather was, as always, idyllic. I had several good reasons for being there: 1) My daughter Meredith and her family live there; 2) I participated ...

Nothing to see hereDick Flavin

"Nothing to see here. Please disburse." Those words were famously spoken by Leslie Neilsen as Lieutenant Frank Drebin of Police Squad, while standing in front of an exploding fireworks factory in the ...

A not-so-good year for the Sox Dick Flavin

Question: What's the difference between the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Red Sox earned run average? Answer: The Dow Jones is going down. It is true that the Dow Jones is somewhere around 26,000 ...