Friday, February 27, 2009

From: Where Is he Now?

YES - That IS --- Our Old Pal --- Billy Carey of the Brighton Black Sox. Bill played and coached on two Yawkey Baseball League Champs "back in the day". He is now playing over "something" ball, but looks to be in great shape afield and on the bump. Bill and his wife Mary and kids were always around the YBL circuit, until they moved to the far reaches of the Center of the Commonwealth.
I stole these pics from the Carey Face Book Wall in hopes of keeping folks up-to-date on a YBL Good Guy!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

BC Baseball NotThe Red Sox kicked off the Grapefruit League season with a game at City of Palms Park in Fort Meyers, Fla. against Boston College, allowing BC student manager David Hasebroock a chance for some souvenirs.
(Jim Davis/Globe Staff) from Ft. Myers

The Red Sox kicked off their Spring season today with their annual game against the Boston College Eagles. Josh Beckett had a strong start for the Sox, throwing two perfect innings and striking out two.

For BC, Geoff Oxley got the start, pitching one scoreless inning and walking two. Prior to the game, Boston College players assembled along the first base line to watch their home team players such as Mike Lowell and David Ortiz take batting practice.

It wasnt until one BC player was brave enough to approach the batting cage and not get stopped by security that the rest of the team felt they could get away with it, too. The whole team moved off the line and crowded the cage to watch Julio Lugo take BP.

It was there we found Mike Augustine, first baseman for the Boston College Eagles, who is not new to playing against the Red Sox. He played against them last year, too, and had the opportunity to face Beckett. According to Augustine before the game, even though the guys normally root for the Sox, today, the players treat this just like every other game. He stated that stepping into the batter's box against a local star is a "big addrenline rush, a different feeling" and that it is "more fun than normal" and "not intimidating."

Apparently so, as Augustine later knocked out the first BC hit of the game against Sox prospect Kris Johnson in the fourth inning - a hit that helped set the stage for Mike Belfiore who later that inning broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single.Alongside Augustine was BC pitcher JB McDonald of Danvers, MA. His goal after school is to play baseball at the next level. He's already received letters of interest from 5 or 6 Major League teams to play after college. Since NCAA players are not allowed to have agents, these inquiries are something he needs to manage himself. What will he do after school if he doesnt play baseball? "Let's just say I'm not interviewing for jobs right now," McDonald stated. Can you blame him? His Eagles were about to play the Red Sox when asked. Meanwhile, Jeff Lozer was suited up for the Eagles by the dugout steps taking it all in. If you dont recognize Lozer's name from the BC roster, that's because it's not on it.

Jeff played college ball with BC skipper Mikio Aoki at Davidson back in the day. At a recent coaches convention, Mik offered Jeff to coach third base against the Red Sox as a Christmas present. Really? Anybody reading, feel free to stuff my stocking with that come December.While the Red Sox ultimately defeated BC for their 17th straight year, BC led the game, 1-0, going into the 5th inning. Had it rained, a BC win would have been official. As it is, the game lasted just 1 hour and 30 minutes.

That's what no televsion commercials will do to speed up a game. That, and the fact that the annual game lasts just 7 innings. Northeastern University is the next college team in line to play the Red Sox this Saturday.

Tune in. (Photos to come to

Brett Rudy wrote this article from his perch at City of Palms Park in Ft Myers

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Twins 5 Sox - 2 (Split Opening Spring Games)

Twins 5, Red Sox 2
(Globe Staff / Jim Davis)
Twins Top Wakefield - Sox

Time Wakefield's knuckleball isn't always a welcome sight for hitters getting their swings into form, but the Twins didn't have much trouble tonight, topping Wakefield (right, with Kevin Youkilis) and the Red Sox 5-2 in their exhibition opener. (AP)


Tomorrow's lineups and pitchers

The Red Sox play their first games of the spring season, opening with a 1:05 p.m. contest against Boston College at City of Palms Park and capping the day with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Twins at nearby Hammond Stadium.

Below are the probable lineups and scheduled pitchers.

Red Sox vs. BC (1:05 p.m.)
1. Julio Lugo, SS
2. Rocco Baldelli, LF
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. J.D. Drew, RF
5. Chris Carter, 1B
6. George Kottaras, C
7. Jonathan Van Every, CF
8. Nick Green, 2B
9. Angel Chavez, 3B

Scheduled pitchers: Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Kris Johnson, Junichi Tazawa, Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard

Red Sox vs. Twins (7:05 p.m.)
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. Brad Wilkerson, RF
6. Jed Lowrie, SS
7. Jeff Bailey, DH
8. Josh Bard, C
9. Gil Velazquez, 3B

Scheduled pitchers: Tim Wakefield, Justin Masterson, Manny Delcarmen, Javier Lopez, Ramon Ramirez, Billy Traber and Dustin Richardson

Tuesday, February 24, 2009



One year ago - March 1, 2008 - the Thomas A. Yawkey League lost its best friend.

No man exemplified the ideals of our League better than Our Commissioner - Dan Tarpey. For many years Dan dedicated himself to promoting quality amateur baseball in the Junior Park and Yawkey League. He was a great husband, father and friend to so many across the area. Dan served as a teacher/coach at English High school. So many were touched by this kind and gentle man.

We will never forget you Dan! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family each and every day.

Our players and coaches continue to dedicate themselves to high standards that you set for us throughout the years.

May Dan Rest in Peace!


JUNE 5, 2009
Historic Holman Stadium
67 Amherst St.Nashua, NH 03064
(603) 883-2255


The US Military All Star Team will invade New England once again in June for their annual Red White and Blue Barnstorming Baseball Tour. The Thomas A. Yawkey League has been invited to participate once again in this historic tour. We have been privileged to play the Military Stars since 2007. The Military Team & Yawkey Stars have split in their two exciting games.

Bill Stewart Diamond in Roslindale and Adams Field in Quincy have been the locations of the first two games. 2009 will present a new twist in the rivalry. Historic Holman Stadium in Nashua, NH will be the location for this year's Baseball War. The Military Stars will hold up at Holman for a few games before they turn their sights on the Cape Cod League All Stars.

More information on this great event will follow.

Save the date and come up to see the best amateur baseball has to offer on June 5, 2009 - Holman Stadium at 7:35PM.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Worst Break Ups in Red Sox History


For every player who is unconditionally adored by teammates and fans even after leaving Boston, there's another who can't seem to get out fast enough. Red Sox history is littered with players, coaches, managers, and front-office types who refused to go quietly. With the advent of free agency in 1976, the past 30-plus years have been particularly contentious.


Friday, February 20, 2009

February 20th in Sports History

2000 -- Garth Brooks (left, with Mike Piazza) begins spring training with the New York Mets.
1974 -- Gordie Howe comes out of retirement to play for the Houston Aeros with his two sons.

1963 -- After leading the Giants to the pennant the previous season, Willie Mays signs a $100,000 contract to become the league's highest paid player.

My Favoorite A---Roid Headline!

This Date in Baseball History.....

Born on this Date: Dave Stewart (1957)
Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces that effective April 1st, Tiger pitcher Denny McLain will be punished with a 90-day suspension for his alleged connection with bookmakers.

After being hit by enemy fire during a Korean combat mission, Ted Williams safely crash lands his Pather jet.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Another great ARod mystery has been revealed. ARod IS GAY! Here he is pictured with his secret man-love in a secluded location in Central Park, NYC! Rumor has it - that Jeter is suing for false promise and love damages. Johnny Damon was rushed to a local Tampa Hospital for HIV Testing after this picture was revealed. More film at 11PM.

JD Drew Reports to Ft Myers

JD Drew was at Ft Myers in "EXPECTED Condition" yesturday!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A-Roid Comes Clean? Kind of.......

The celebrated Roid Head from the New York Yankees - - A-Frod came clean -- kind of yesterday in a nationally televised news conference. He admitted he did roids from 1991 to 1993 and was "a stupid kid' for doing so.

I do not know if anything he said was true, but it was a small step in the right direction for a man who has all the money in the world and all the baseball talent a person could hope for. A-Roid will face the music in every MLB venue from now until he quits the game he has disgraced. fans will give him the Brox Cheer from Boston to Tampa - LA to Chicago. Kids who emulated him will drop the name jerseys and posters in their bedrooms.

BUT - A-Rod will play baseball in 2009 and for many years to come. the 30 year old third baseman for the Yankees - will hit field well and hit more homers than any player to put on a jock in the MLB. Once his career is over - he will be a member of Cooperstown's Hall of Fame, but not right away. he will have to wait a long time for the writers to place him in the Shrine.
Let's say this --- I am sick of A-Rod, The Rocket and all the other negative entities who have plagued the Game WE love. Let's move on and JUST PLAY BALL!!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Eddy Delcarmen, Dave McKay, Arlen Showstack, Tom Englehart & Coach Scott Dulin

Eddy Delcarmen, Tom Englerhart & Coach Scott Dulin with Dave McKay

Fisher College players and head coach join Dave McKay on the Boston Baseball Heads Show.

The 2005, 2006, and 2007 Baseball teams won the Sunrise Conference and Region X Titles to place them in the NAIA Super-Regional Tournaments. The 2006 team was ranked 25th in the nation.

Over the past three seasons, individual and team accolades include 44 All-Conference Players, 7 Conference Rookies of the Year, 6 Conference Coach of the Year Awards, 5 Conference Players of the Year, 3 Team Sportsmanship Awards, and a Coach of Character Award.
Fisher College players and head coach join Dave McKay on the Boston Baseball Heads Show.
The 2005, 2006, and 2007 Baseball teams won the Sunrise Conference and Region X Titles to place them in the NAIA Super-Regional Tournaments. The 2006 team was ranked 25th in the nation.

Over the past three seasons, individual and team accolades include 44 All-Conference Players, 7 Conference Rookies of the Year, 6 Conference Coach of the Year Awards, 5 Conference Players of the Year, 3 Team Sportsmanship Awards, and a Coach of Character Award.

Guests on the Show:

Head Coach: Scott Dulin (8th Year) Scott Dulin is entering his eighth year at Fisher College as Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach. Dulin has been at the helm of the Fisher College Department of Athletics since its inception in 2001.

In 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Dulin was named the Sunrise Conference and NAIA Region X Baseball Coach of the Year. In 2007, Dulin earned the esteemed honor as the NAIA Region X Coach of Character. He was also awarded the 2004 and 2005 Sunrise Conference Director of Athletics of the Year. He has coached numerous All-Conference and All-Region Players, as well as three Rookies of the Year and two Players of the Year. During the 2006 season, Coach Dulin reached 100 career wins and 100 wins for the Fisher Baseball program. Dulin was part of the 2005 Class that was inducted into the Fisher College Athletics Hall of Fame. Before starting the Baseball Program at Fisher, Dulin was the Head Coach at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy for two years.

Prior to that he was the Assistant Coach at his Alma Mata, The University of Maine at Farmington. Coach Dulin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from UMF where he was a 4-year starting infielder and a two-time captain. In 2004, he served as a Major League Baseball Envoy to Costa Rica. Dulin also serves as the Sunrise Conference President.

#14 - Tom Englehardt is a Senior -- Third baseman from Bradford, MA. Tom played High School baseball in Haverhill.

He plays for the Malden Bull Dogs in the summer. He is the reigning 2x Sunrise Conference Player of the Year and is a Pre-Season All-American.

#4 - Eddy Delcarmen is a Senior -- Pitcher/INF from West Roxbury, MA. Eddy attended North Florida CC before joining the squad. he is the younger brother of Boston Red Sox bull-pen opitcher Manny Delcarmen. Manny is a West roxbury HS grad, who signed out of high school with the Sox. Eddy played summer ball in the Boston Park League last year.

2008 Rookie of the Year
After coming off a very strong Freshman season, Edwin Pena was acknowledged by being named to the 2007 All-Conference and All-Region team, Sunrise Conference Rookie of the Year, Sunrise Conference and Region X Gold Glove Catcher. With his great defensive skills and strong arm, this young man from Union City, New Jersey is looking forward to helping lead the 2008 Fisher Baseball team to the NAIA Tournament for the fourth straight season. A graduate of Emerson High School, Edwin is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009


BEING A DOG OWNER/LOVER - I AM PLEASED TO PRESENT THE #1 DOG OF 2009!Stump, a 10-year-old Sussex spaniel, became the oldest Westminster champion, and he did so in style. After nearly dying with a bacterial infection in 2004, the floppy-eared pooch came out of retirement to win the crown.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Boston Has an Impact on New YANKEE Stadium

John Luciani and ARod in new Yankee Club House

Boston born and educated architect John Luciani had a great opportunity the past few years. he was assigned the job of being the site architect for the NEW Billion Dollar Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY. John attended Wentworth Institute in Boston with my brother Mike. he played his baseball in Boston based leagues during his youth and 20's.

John is a fine guy. i am very pleased that such a baseball head from Boston had an opportunity to impact baseball history by helping to build the new Cathedral of baseball in the Bronx.

We are all proud of you John and look forward to beating the Yankees many times in their new ball park in 2009!

John Luciani AIA
HOK Sport
Architect Site Representative New Yankee Stadium
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Saturday, February 7, 2009


The Greatest Modern Day Baseball Player - AROD - Alex Rodriquez has been named in a news report this morning as another member of the Balco Club. The highest paid - most talked about player in modern history is a sham. Just like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Jose Cansenco...ARod used steroids. The report filed on the MLB Network and blazing thru the talk show airwaves from Boston to Osaka say that the celebrated New York Yankee, Texas Ranger & Seattle Mariner SS/Third Baseman was tested positive in 2003.
ARod is another bold faced liar! He lied in a 60 Minute Interview after MLB released its report about the wide-spread use of performance enhancing drugs that he, "NEVER used or was tempted to use steroids".
I am not shocked, but I am upset that Arod was given a free ride while other recent baseball immortals were thrown under the bus by media, teams, fans and the League. Now it is his turn to face the music. The next six months in ARods life are very important. What he does and how he handles this matter will determine how people remember him.
I say -- fess up BOI! Tell the truth and shame the devil. Come out today and say -- yes, I did steroids. Yes, I lied on 60 Minutes. AND -- I am sorry for the negativity I have brought to the Game, the Yankees and the loyal fans in New York.
Holy Cow! What a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive....this man must be made accountable. He is being paid hundreds of millions of FAN & Advertisers dollars to play kids game. He along with others have brought great shame to a cherished institution. I for one feel that ARod needs to be suspended for at least a year without pay. An example needs to be made of this man and others who follow in his footsteps.
Listen - The Rocket and Barry are NOT playing today because they have been black balled by the MLB. ARod should not be treated any differently.
Here is a report filed on related to the above story:
Report: A-Rod tested positive for steroids in '03
Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids in 2003, Sports Illustrated reports. Rodriguez won the AL home run title and the AL MVP award in '03 with the Rangers. More >

Friday, February 6, 2009

Cheerleaders to Warm Your heart on a COOOOOLD Day!

The BIG part of the BIG DAVE sign Kelly holds in her heart!

Meet Kelly, a University of Minnesota grad student and proud Gophers cheerleader.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Free Fall from Glory?



So Michael Phelps likes to take bong hits between training and throws back a few with the boys. Who cares? Knowing Phelps and his savvy promotional team, I'm sure they'll parlay this into a couple more endorsement deals and the cover of High Times next month.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

State Police captain laid to rest

BRADFORD -- They came from as far as California and Oregon to pay their respects. Hundreds of police officers from around the state, the region, and beyond stood today in silent salute to mourn the death of State Police Captain Richard J. Cashin, the highest ranking state police officer to die in the line of duty.

Monday, February 2, 2009

IT was a Supah Bowl!

Super Bowl XLIII
Santonio Holmes
After getting behind the Cardinals but failing to haul in a touchdown reception on the previous play, Holmes got behind the defense in the opposite corner and held on for the decisive score in the Steelers 27-23 victory.

It was a Super Bowl of historic proportions. This viewer reluctantly tuned in to the festivities. A hard nosed Pats Fan - who is still scorched that a team with an 11-5 record was shut out of the play offs by a STUPID out of date system. Oh well -- that is past. The Super game was a real test for both teams and their fans.

A tremendous game for a sport widely loved - world wide.