When the 2018 Boston Red Sox won Game Five against the Los Angeles Dodgers the club became and still remain the only MLB team to win four World Championships in the 21st Century! And they became the first team in MLB history to win four World Championships over fifteen consecutive seasons in both the 20th and 21st Centuries! Given the Red Sox commitment to s [...]
My dear friend Frank Sullivan would have been 93 years-old on January 23, 2023. And we miss his lovely wife Marilyn who passed away on January 15, 2020. It is still difficult to accept that we have lost both Frank and Marilyn but they left a wonderful legacy and much Aloha. They had an extraordinary life and it is timely to revisit all that they experienced and achieved!
PREVIEW I interviewed Jim Rice in the family room adjacent to the Red Sox clubhouse at Fenway Park In August 2000. At the time he was in his sixth season as the team’s hitting instructor. It was about four hours before game time, but Rice was already in his uniform and anxious to get out to the batting cage. The best single word to describe Jim Rice up clo [...]
Thirty-five years ago this July there was magic in the air at Fenway Park: Morgan Magic. Red Sox third base coach Joe Morgan was named as the interim manager to replace John McNamara on July 14, 1988. And the Red Sox won under Morgan. And won some more. And they kept on winning. At age 92, Joe Morgan still remembers most of the details of what he calls “ [...]
When the Boston Red Sox claimed Troy O’Leary on waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers in April 1995, it was the best thing that ever happened to his baseball career. Looking back during a recent interview, Troy said, “I didn’t think so at the time. I had been with the Brewers for eight years, my whole career. I had spent time in the majors, but I got caught [...]