Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Boston College baseball team will play the second game of a doubleheader exhibition against the Boston Red Sox Thursday in Florida.
Norwood's John Gorman and his Boston College baseball teammates will be facing the Boston Red Sox Thursday in the second game of a doubleheader in Fort Myers. Boston will play Northeastern at 1:30 p.m., followed 40 minutes after that game ends, BC will play the Red Sox. A sophomore pitcher-infielder, Gorman was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 50th round of the Major League Draft two years out of Catholic Memorial High School. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said on mlb.com that he would be staying away from his starting pitchers for the two exhibition games against the college teams, instead going to his relievers. "On the two college games, that will serve as somewhat of an intrasquad type game for us," said Farrell on the team…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Your group of local patch editors weighs in on the standout sports moments of the year.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is part of a special "end-of-the-year" series in which local editors from your nearby Patch towns highlight their favorites in various topics. Jonathan Friedman - Editor, Attleboro-Seekonk Patch From my earliest days through college, I was a competitive swimmer. I was never good enough to be an Olympian, but I have a tremendous respect for those who are. And every four years, it is exciting to see swimming in the spotlight. Special kudos go to Michael Phelps, who looked like he had lost his magic when he didn't even win a medal in his first individual event, the 400 IM (first time since 2000 that had happened), but then regained it later in the week with spectacular wins in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, while…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Boston Red Sox fired Valentine after an unsuccessful year at Fenway Park.
The Boston Red Sox have fired manager Bobby Valentine after the team experienced the worst season in decades. In fact, the 69-93 record was the team’s worst since 1965 and the first time the team has finished last in the American League East in more than a decade. Valentine’s one season at the helm was full of losses and run-ins with players. Valentine, who led the New York Mets to the World Series in 2000, followed Terry Francona, a fan favorite who was dismissed a year ago after taking the team to two World Series titles. We want to hear from you: Do you agree with the call? Was Valentine to blame for this year's horrible record? Who or what kind of manager would you like to see at Fenway Park?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
With the recent death of Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky, you can find out more about the man by reading David Halberstam's "The Teammates."
When you go to a bookstore, you can find "The Teammates" in the sports section, but the book about four Boston Red Sox could very easily be in the relationship aisle. With the death of Johnny Pesky last week, Bobby Doerr is the last of the four great friends and teammates still alive today. Doerr and Pesky were together at Fenway Park, both in wheelchairs, as the Red Sox celebrated the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park in April. Both Ted Williams and Dom DiMaggio proceeded their life-long friends in death. But in the "The Teammates," they will be four young baseball players coming from humble roots on the West Coast to find fame on the East Coast, while wearing Boston Red Sox uniforms in the golden days of the 1930-40s. If you want to know …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The 11th annual telethon will take place today and tomorrow, Aug. 21-22, to raise money to support research and care for both children and adults at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Two Norwood residents will be telling their stories on the 11th annual WEEI-NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon today and tomorrow, Aug. 21 and 22. Scott Davenport, 25, and Fernando Morales, 18, will tell their stories live on air in hopes of raising money to support others in their own cancer battles. Davenport was diagnosed with testicular cancer at age 20 in December 2007. Doctors at Dana-Farber detected it was an aggressive cancer and he underwent surgery immediately, followed by aggressive chemotherapy. After regular chemo treatments, he was cleared of the disease in spring of 2008. In July 2009, during a regular check up scan, doctors found the cancer had returned. Davenport underwent surgery again and was cleared a second time soon after…
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Norwood native Rich Hebner was named to manage the North Shore Navigators in the Future Collegiate Baseball League.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The North Shore Navigators of the Futures Collegiate League announced the hiring of former Boston Red Sox hitting coach Richie Hebner as the club’s new field manager recently. The native of Norwood spent 18 seasons in the major leagues from 1968 to 1985 with Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Detroit, the New York Mets, and the Chicago Cubs. Hebner, 64, played in eight National League Championship Series, and was a starter on the 1971 Pirates’ World Series-winning squad. In 1,908 career games, he hit 203 home runs and drove in 890 runs. Since his playing career ended, Hebner has been a manager and coach at various levels throughout baseball. He spent four seasons as a major-league hitting coach: three with Boston (1989-1991) under manager Joe …
A trip to Fenway Park gets the memories flowing.
It's really not about the actual structure. Truth be told, the place looks every bit of its 100 years. After nine innings, your body is a crooked mess. Unless you are under 5 feet 5 inches and weigh less than 140 pounds, you are going to be very uncomfortable for three or so hours. It costs a fortune to attend a game these days. Hot dogs come with a loan application to purchase them. You know not to even try to drive there. Still, Fenway Park is what it is. With all its warts, it's ours. After all, Fenway is a place where memories live on. How many things is our lives are still even standing 100 years later? Places like that are few and far between. In a way, Fenway is really our own fountain of youth, a place where we go to remember …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Massachusetts residents from all over enjoy the memories and experiences of Fenway.
Friday, April 13, 2012
In the first year of Fenway Park, Olf Henriksen helped the Boston Red Sox to the World Series crown.
Fenway Park must have looked pretty good to the small, speedy outfielder from a few miles down the road when it opened up 100 years ago this month. As the 1912 Boston Red Sox team paraded around their new modern home, Olaf Henriksen was just in his second year in the major leagues, being used as a back-up to one of the greatest outfielders in baseball history Henriksen lived in Canton and was buried in neighboring Norwood. In between, he became part of baseball history. Who knew the 5-7, 155 pound outfielder was the verge on making baseball history? First, there was a matter of his ancestry. Henriksen was born in 1888 in Kirkerup, Denmark, which was some how lost during the time he played with his teammate. The Danish-outfielder was …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
What choices for the all-time Boston Red Sox team do you agree with and what ones do you disagree with? Leave us your comments.
With the Boston Red Sox getting ready for opening day and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, there is going to be a lot of opportunity to look back at the all-time greats to wear their uniform. The Red Sox are running a voting contest at bostonredsox.com, but we're jumping the gun here with an all-time team before the season even starts. The only rule on this team is that you have to have compiled the stats as a Red Sox player and other teams you played on doesn't factor in. Ladies and gentlemen, your all-time Red Sox team: Catcher-Carlton Fisk. Jason Varitek is going to get a lot of votes in the Red Sox poll, but Fisk clearly was a much better hitter in Boston and equally defensively. For his Red Sox career, Fisk hit .284 …