Recent content by bernardsamuel

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    8/23- I have a colonoscopy scheduled for 1PM EST

    We may not any optimism left here for our baseball team, but for our thread-starter, things are really looking up.
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    When The Patriots Were The Punch Line - Alternative Title: Be Grateful, You Have No Frigging Idea How Bad They Once Were

    Thanks, Buck, for de-confusing me as regards White Stadium. ...and you and I do concur that JL65 is among "The Best and the Brightest" on this board!
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    When The Patriots Were The Punch Line - Alternative Title: Be Grateful, You Have No Frigging Idea How Bad They Once Were

    Like many others here, I am in awe of jacklamabe65's story-telling talent and very appreciative of his topic-choice, as my 74 year old brain often has clearer memories of childhood events than of what I had for lunch yesterday. My Boston Patriots memories go back marginally earlier, as I...
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    Your top "forgot he was a Red Sox"

    I'm going to chime in with the late Vic Wertz. He is famous for two matters: first, he batted the fly ball regarding which Willy Mays made "The Catch"; and second, he returned to playing baseball after having contracted polio. But I don't think that his time on the Red Sox in the late 1950's...
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    How much of the Pats have you watched this year?

    I watch perhaps 75% of what's available for me - which is limited by our living in Baltimore, not subscribing to DirectTV or whatever, and needing to be off the grid for various Jewish holy days. I do go back to the days of the ten original owners of the Boston Patriots (my father of blessed...
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    What Do You Want For This Patriots Season

    I'd like to have the Patriots experience a season in which injuries aren't much of an issue - and in the world as it is now, I guess I would need to add that I'd like the Patriots' season not to be compromised by illness as well. By the end of the season, I'd like to have the Patriots look like...
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    2019 Patriots: Post-SB Roster Thread

    Not to worry, Sir, as in this particular situation, I do believe that "engaged" is an adjective modifying "Patriots" as contrasted to being a verb at all, much less a past-tense verb. The situation here is much like how we'd analyze "an engaged couple" or "an interested observer," with the past...
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    SB53: Choose Your Own Adventure

    I'd like to see the Patriots win the coin toss and take the ball, then score immediately on a runback which would include one or more laterals. After that, when the Patriots kick off, the returner would fumble into the air while being tackled, and the Patriots would return the fumble for the...
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    Diary of a commentator

    CP, I was looking at your post #683 upthread, and for whatever it may be worth, it struck me that you communicate as well in the written word as in the spoken word. Perhaps if the incoming year is not as filled with commentating assignments as you'd like, some of the slack could be utilized for...
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    Better anthem choices than James Taylor

    If not James Taylor, how about Carly Simon whom I believe lives on Martha's Vineyard? She's only about two years older than I am, so that makes her a "contemporary" option at least to this old fart.
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    The Magic Number

    Theo, let's grow the excellent seed you've planted regarding clinching on Yom Kippur. The Red Sox need to bring back onto their roster Ray Culp to pitch that game, even though he's over 75 years old by now. Why don't you CALL, we NEED RAY to do the job for us!
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    BBtL Discussion: Slated for Off-season

    CP, one preliminary comment: since I enjoy your diary-commentary so much, you are not a faceless fan to me, and I actually tend to cheer for announcers, e.g. Mike Gorman was a high-school classmate, and Dick Stockton called the 1975 Fisk HR, so I'll always wish him well. ...just as I wish you...
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    Diary of a commentator

    Darren/CP, first, let me thank you for living your life publicly with this web-community. May you reap the most significant (IMHO anyway) benefit of such a life - you are more likely to do praiseworthy things and less likely to do what you wouldn't want to share. Second, you were genuine and...
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    A Love Letter to the 1967 Red Sox

    Thanks for Lee's essay, for the comments so far which have all brought back fond flashes of memories, and for the alert regarding the upcoming Sunday night program. In Autumn 1967 at the age of 20, I was beginning my senior year at what was then called Bentley College of Accounting and Finance...
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    One season or fewer: your favorite short-term Red Sox.

    At the risk of being summarily banned, I looked up to see that Ray Boone played some 1B for us in 1960, so we can blame him for the very existence of Aaron F. Boone. Perhaps slightly more serious and responsive to the mandated topic, but even more arcane, there is one Gordon Windhorn who has...