Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Sun, 2013-10-27 20:46
(Excerpted from the author’s Remembering Fenway Park, autographed copies-mint condition available)
It is Cardinals versus Red Sox one more time in the World Series. The last time they met in the Fall Classic the guys from Fenway swept the Midwesterners. They also had a showdown in October in 1967.
In 1966, the Sox lost 90 games and finished ninth. Attendance at Fenway Park was 811,172, an average attendance per game of 10, 095. It was pitiful.
Submitted by LESLIE_MONTEIRO on Wed, 2013-10-23 15:51
The narrative in this year’s World Series is the Red Sox going from last to first. It’s like that team should be a feel-good story, and we should celebrate that moment. Guess that’s the way it goes when we are talking about a popular baseball team that has been promoted from the likes of ESPN for several years. Don’t expect me to join the parade. It’s hard to celebrate the Red Sox when they have been great for so many years. One bad year does not make them a feel-good story.
Submitted by LESLIE_MONTEIRO on Wed, 2013-10-16 15:46
The executives at Fox are going to be sweating it out. With the Dodgers on the brink of elimination after taking a 4-2 loss to the Cardinals last night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, Fox is hoping the Dodgers can somehow come from a 3-1 deficit and win the series. After all, the Giants rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in the NLCS last year. The problem with that thinking is the Cardinals are playing Game 6 and 7 at St. Louis, and that team is tough to beat at their ballpark.
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Tue, 2013-10-01 15:42
A statue honoring Carl Yazstremski now is part of the environment outside of Fenway Park – and justifiably so. This piece and the one that previously appeared (hopefully you read it) merges oral history with narrative to bring back some of the life and times of one of Boston’s greatest ballplayers.
WALTER MEARS (former editor at AP): Tip O'Neill went to Rome that fall and saw the Pope. When he came back he was at some function with Yaz and told him the Holy Father had spoken of him. Yaz wanted to know what the Pope had said.
Submitted by Sportsologist on Sun, 2013-09-08 19:20
It wasn’t exactly murder at Yankee Stadium this past weekend, but for all intents and purposes it was another marker moment in the historic rivalry between the Yankees of New York and the Red Sox of Boston.
And Sawx fans are jumping for joy.
And why not?
The leaders in the AL East became the first visitors in more than a hundred years to score at least nine runs on three consecutive days against the Yankees. That was so long ago, 1912, that the New Yorkers were not the Yankees then but the Highlanders who played at Hilltop Park.