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Ah, if only I knewDick Flavin

"How did it all happen?" That was the question that German ex-Chancellor Prince von Bulow famously posed more than a century ago to his successor as Europe plunged into flames at the outset of World ...

Happy anniversary to Lizzie Murphy Dick Flavin

Ninety-eight years ago, on August 14, 1922, the Red Sox played host in an exhibition game to a team of all-stars from the American League that was filled out by several players from around New England. ...

The season, so farDick Flavin

When we tune in to watch games in this weirdly strange, pandemic-altered sports season, we hear the artificially fabricated sound of crowd noise, without which the telecasts would have a hollow feeling. ...

Bobby Orr and his Big, Bad Bruins Dick Flavin

Boston loves its sports teams, especially those which capture our imaginations and live on in our memories for years and years after their heydays have passed. Which Boston team is your all-time favorite? Is ...

'Dutch the Clutch'Dick Flavin

With the coronavirus lurking unseen behind every tree, last month was a July unlike any other. Yet, I found myself thinking about the usual things that occupy my attention in July: parades, fireworks, ...

Your mother was right Dick Flavin

Did your mother used to tell you, when you were meeting someone for the first time, to stand up straight and be polite, because first impressions last a long time? Mine did, too. As in most things, our ...

Some nice things to think about in lousy timesDick Flavin

It doesn't take very long for me to fall in love. Only about 30 seconds. That's how quickly I fell back in love with baseball once the shortened season finally got underway. Nate Eovaldi uncorked the ...

Baseball and Gloria Swanson Dick Flavin

"Alright Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close up now." With that, Norma Desmond, an over-the-hill, delusional former movie queen, slithers toward the camera in what she assumes is her most irresistible ...