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Aaron Judge and the YankeesDick Flavin

Have you noticed that Aaron Judge of the Yankees is on pace to have a season that would place him among the greatest home run hitters of all time? When the Yankees reached 63 games played, Judge had appeared ...

The commissioner's new book Dick Flavin

Bob Ryan has been retired for 10 years, but apparently he never got the memo. His columns still appear on most Sundays in the sports pages of The Boston Globe, he makes appearances on ESPN, and he continues ...

The playoff systemDick Flavin

There used to be a time, boys and girls, when a baseball season was determined by who won the most games. For example, if Team A won 100 games in the American League, edging out Team B, which won 99, ...

The Red Sox roster Dick Flavin

Baseball rosters are, by their very nature, in a state of constant flux. Careers are brief by normal standards. Veteran players move on and newer players move in to take their place. It has always been ...

Is greatness in the Celtics future?Dick Flavin

People in and around the NBA know that you can't call yourself a great team until you have a Larry O'Brien Trophy planted in your front yard. If the current edition of the Boston Celtics is not ...

Slumps happen, but this is serious Dick Flavin

When a team is playing well, it seems to find ways to win ball games it might otherwise be expected to lose. The reverse is also true; slumping teams sometimes find uncanny ways of snatching defeat from ...

An update on MookieDick Flavin

Ten percent of a baseball season is not enough of a sample to be an accurate predictor of how things will turn out in the end. But it is a snapshot of how they are going at a particular time, so let's ...

Happy Chandler Dick Flavin

It was 75 years ago that baseball finally awoke from its long slumber of Jim Crowism and allowed the desegregation of the game. Credit for making the long overdue reform become fact belongs to three men: ...