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ON THE ASTOUNDING RED SOX COLLAPSE & OTHER SEPTEMBER STORIES

September 25, 2011

Tags: Terry Francona, Jerry Kindall, Dave Magadan, College Baseball Hall of Fame, Joe Maddon, Matt Moore, Vladimir Guerrero, Ken Singleton

[most of this post originally appeared on booktrib.com]
I hadn’t been to Fenway Park in over a decade and on Wednesday September 14th I made my first visit ever to the Fenway press box.

As usual I was wearing many hats when it comes to loving and writing about baseball. I am a board member of the College Baseball Foundation and I was covering for mlb.com the pre-game ceremony honoring Bosox manager TERRY FRANCONA’s recent induction into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. (more…)

POSTCARDS FROM PORTSMOUTH MURALS & HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES

September 11, 2011

Tags: Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson, Gene Bennett, Robert Dafford, Carl Erskine

The bulk of the following post originally appeared on booktrib.com but before we go there, just want to say a word in behalf of September baseball. The pennant races have not been dramatic this year but suddenly the Tampa Bay Rays and California Angels started to make moves in the American League wild (more…)

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