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May 24, 1967

May 24, 1967 Further evidence that pitching a no-hitter does not signify pitching greatness: Red Sox minor league hurler Dave Vineyard tossed a no-hitter for the Toronto (baseball) Maple Leafs over the Rochester Red Wings – for whom Vineyard threw a no-hitter in 1966. The Maple Leafs won, 2-1, with the Red Wings unearned run courtesy of a walk, an error and a fielder’s choice ground ball. Vineyard’s taste of big-league living came in 1964 for the Orioles, with 19 appearances. You May Have Missed... Fresh Content Direct to Your Inbox ...

May 24, 2022|Categories: History, Red Sox|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Suddenly, the darkness set in at Fenway

Red Sox can't rely on magic anymore Long before they landed with a ferocious thud, battered by the Astros’ seven-run ninth, the ground beneath the Red Sox began crumbling. Their mystical ride through the American League Championship Series seemed right on course in the first inning. Houston’s Alex Bregman gave the Astros a lead by plopping a classic Fenway homer into the front row of The Wall seats. And as if on cue, Xander Bogaerts wiped it out with a two-run shot onto Lansdowne Street in the bottom of the inning. Now if this were Friday, Saturday ...

October 20, 2021|Categories: Red Sox|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Olympic Games potential cancellation akin to a cruel game of high-stakes peek-a-boo

Olympic Games potential cancellation akin to a cruel game of high-stakes peek-a-boo Has Kennesaw Mountain Manfred and the rest of the lords of baseball taken charge of the Japan Olympics? Or are the Japanese organizers predisposed to screwing up on their own. While the circumstances of their disaster were not of their own making, they fully own their responses.  This week’s poorest call was the advisory that the Games, while still officially on, could be officially cancelled at a moment’s notice. For the athletes, that is akin to a cruel game of high-stakes peek-a-boo. Beneath the countless ...

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