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The Mookie dilemmaDick Flavin

The hoopla of the World Series is over and the long parade of baseball games has come to and end, leaving Red Sox Nation to hunker down for the long, cold winter thinking about the unthinkable: when the ...

Tommy, we hardly knew ye Dick Flavin

Here is what I think. I think that Tom Brady is more than half-way through his final season as an NFL quarterback. I sincerely hope that this forecast is wrong and that people will come up to me next ...

The Nationals and the Pawsox -- two different talesDick Flavin

Washington, D.C. has gone bonkers over its baseball team. The city without a soul has found one buried deep within the franchise once known as the Montreal Expos. That team has been the Washington Nationals ...

Five great games Dick Flavin

For about two years now I have been making four or five appearances a month at senior citizens centers and assisted living facilities, reciting "Red Sox Rhymes" and engaging in discussions on all things ...

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 ...