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The following spring, as the Nation fairly glowed ahead of opening day and the raising of the banner at Fenway, life-long and oft-bitten Sox fan, Lois Shea, remembered the post-season and how she had finally given up on the hometown heroes after game 3 of the ALCS. View the discussion thread. It was when the Red Sox last did it. And they did it again last night, winning the World Series in front of a hometown crowd, beating the St.

Louis Cardinals Here in New Hampshire, the reaction was swift and loud, as Sean Hurley reports.

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Jeff Chapel from Thornton watches the game at his hometown bar, the Woodpecker Pub. It's only the 6th inning, but he's ready for his World Series pilgrimage. Throw me in, I'm ready to play. My thumb is good. It's getting strong and I'm able to grip stuff now. The first week of October, I think I should hopefully be able to start implementing baseball activity.

Right now we're working on strengthening it. If we get in the playoffs, they'll get me back in shape and hopefully ready to play. Maybe not ready by the first round, but hopefully the second round. Yes, I can sign autographs now. It was definitely tough with my thumb there for a while.

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I prefer to sign autographs. If I'm out and about, people like to take a lot of pictures nowadays with their cell phones. If I'm moving around quick, I like to sign the autograph so everyone can get one. That was tough because with my thumb set the way it was I couldn't. There was one gentleman in particular who was really upset with me. We don't need to talk about it, but he was not happy with me. It was for his son and I tried to explain that it was just a week after I had my surgery.

I tried to explain it to him, so I ended up signing an autograph with my left hand. It wasn't really good. I ruined the kid's picture I think, too. I felt bad. I apologize to that child.

But people wanted me with my lefthanded signature, it was crazy. Since I haven't been playing, I've got to spend time with some of the young guys who have been called up. All the young guys have done pretty well here, but I'd have to say Ryan Kalish has been very impressive to watch. I've hung out with him and talked with him a bunch to teach him a little bit about the game both on and off the field to see how things go on. I try to explain to him things whether it be media to off-the-field to situations in the game to the city of Boston.

I do it because guys were really good to me when I was a rookie of teaching me how to do everything the right way. I think as players we've kind of lost that touch. Sometimes it's the young guys that have the entitlement more now than in the past. We're pretty good here of having guys that listen and that's a good thing. Lars Anderson is another one I've talked to a bunch.

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He's been great to talk to. They're just excited. They're excited to learn and listen. It's great to see these guys come up and want to learn and not think they know everything right away, which happens. We all think we know everything and then all of sudden you get to the major leagues and you're like, "Wow, there's a lot to learn. I though I knew everything about the game and then I learned a lot in my first two years. Something I'll remember about this season is seeing D'Angelo Ortiz and Little Victor [Martinez] running around this clubhouse every day as well as the other players' children.

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They have fun and we have fun with them. The kids are great. A lot of guys in this room have families and the kids in here take you away from baseball and also make you remember when you were a child and how much you loved playing baseball. Sometimes that's a good thing to have kids come around and see them happy and having fun and throwing the baseball around. It makes you realize and brings you back that it's special to be in this locker room and be able to play baseball for a living.

To do that on a daily basis and seeing those two kids, who might have a chance to make it someday they're so good, is great. It lightens up the mood. So everything's not serious. I was thinking about this team and the season we've had. I looked at the scoreboard the other day and Toronto has a winning record and they're in fourth place. To see how well we've played with all the stuff [injuries] that's gone on this season I think is the biggest thing.

I know the fans and media are not happy we're not in first or second place right now. But where we are with all the stuff that's happened is very impressive.

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We've had a lot of guys that have stepped up and done a great job. In the late s, baseball was under siege. Up-and-coming cities that wanted teams of their own were being rebuffed by the owners, and in response Congress was threatening to revoke the sport's antitrust exemption. These problems were magnified by what was happening on the field, as the New York Yankees were winning so often that true competition was vanishing in the American League.

In Bottom of the Ninth, Michael Shapiro brings to life this watershed moment in baseball history. He shows how the legendary executive Branch Rickey saw the game's salvation in two radical ideas: the creation of a third major league—the Continental League—and the pooling of television revenues for the benefit of all.

And Shapiro captures the audacity of Casey Stengel, the manager of the Yankees, who believed that he could bend the game to his wishes and remake how baseball was played. Their stories are interwoven with the on-field drama of pennant races and clutch performances, culminating in three classic World Series confrontations.

As the tension built on and off the field, Rickey and Stengel would find themselves outsmarted and defeated by the team owners who held true backroom power—defeats that would diminish the game for decades to come. Shapiro's compelling narrative reaches its stunning climax in the seventh game of the World Series, when one swing of the bat heralds baseball's eclipse as America's number-one sport. Though a time bomb was ticking as the season began, the game rose to impressiveand now legendaryheights.

Pete Rose chased Stan Musial's National League hit record and rookie Fernando Valenzuela was creating a sensation as the best pitcher in the majors when the stadiums went dark and the players went on strike. For the first time in modern history, there were first- and second-half champions; the two teams with the overall best records in the National League were not awarded play-off berths.

When the season resumed after an absence of games, Rose's resumption of his pursuit, the resurgence of Reggie Jackson, the rise of the Montreal Expos, and a Nolan Ryan no-hitter became notable events. The Dodgers bested their longtime rivals in a Yankees-Dodgers World Series, the last classic matchup of those storied opponents.

Sourcing incredible and extensive interviews with almost all of the major participants in the strike, Split Season: returns us to the on- and off-field drama of an unforgettable baseball year. We tag along as Lindbergh and Miller apply their number-crunching insights to all aspects of assembling and running a team, following one cardinal rule for judging each innovation they try: it has to work.

  • Diary of a Red Sox Season 2007 by Maureen Mullen and Johnny Pesky (2008, Hardcover).
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We meet colorful figures like general manager Theo Fightmaster and boundary-breakers like the first openly gay player in professional baseball. Will their knowledge of numbers help Lindbergh and Miller bring the Stompers a championship, or will they fall on their faces? Will the players attract the attention of big-league scouts, or are they on a fast track to oblivion? Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New arrivals. This unique reference provides insider observations of the entire Championship season from Mr.

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Starting with the unparalleled press conference introducing new Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on December 14, , and culminating with the final out of the World Series on October 28, , with the Red Sox winning their second Championship in three years, this is the ultimate keepsake for any Red Sox fan. In "Diary of a Red Sox Season," fans have the opportunity to take a seat in the dugout beside Pesky and listen to his unique perspective on players, fans, media, and the high and low points of an unforgettable season. It's a book every Red Sox fan will cherish for years to come. Reviews Review Policy.

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