OUR PASSING HEROES – Rich Paschall

Deaths Of Our Sports Icons, 2019, by Rich Paschall For many of us, we grow up idolizing our sports heroes. It is an important part of our youth. These people are more significant to us than the movie or television heroes because they are real icons. They are athletes we can watch on television, or, … Continue reading OUR PASSING HEROES – Rich Paschall

WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR – Garry Armstrong

If you're reading this today, it's the 29th of September. It's the end of the regular major league baseball season. Two-thirds of the 30 big-league teams, who had April dreams of grandeur, head home to ponder what went wrong. It's "Wait Till Next Year" for the dispirited fans of the disappointed teams. "Wait Till Next … Continue reading WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR – Garry Armstrong

LINING THEM UP – FENWAY AND BEACON HILL – Marilyn Armstrong

Photo Challenge: The Line-Up I've always loved the way entryways to brownstones line up in old parts of the city. These pictures were taken on Beacon Hill, so these are very classy and tidy brownstones. Some of them pay more for parking spaces that Garry and I ever earned in a year of full-time work. … Continue reading LINING THEM UP – FENWAY AND BEACON HILL – Marilyn Armstrong

STICKBALL SEASON IS COMING – Marilyn Armstrong

It's heading toward the end of April and the Sox, last year's series winners, are having a hard time. While not in last place, they've lost more than often than they've won. Many of the teams who were supposed to be leading their division are not doing well. It's early yet. If they are still … Continue reading STICKBALL SEASON IS COMING – Marilyn Armstrong

MY AMAZING CAREER: THE UNNATURAL – Garry Armstrong

I've written numerous pieces about my love of baseball. I've shared memories of the teams I've followed as a diehard fan. From the Brooklyn's Boys of Summer in the '40s and '50s to Casey's inept, Amazin' Mets in the early '60s. To the sons of Teddy Ballgame who, in 2004, broke generations of hearts before … Continue reading MY AMAZING CAREER: THE UNNATURAL – Garry Armstrong

SHOW ME THE MONEY! – Garry Armstrong

I'm just back from running an errand. I had the car radio on the local sports radio station, the flagship station for the Boston Red Sox radio network. The regular season starts next week and I'm excited as you would expect of a guy who's grown up with baseball as a passion. From my youth … Continue reading SHOW ME THE MONEY! – Garry Armstrong