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?
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Foxborough’s hometown team has overtaken the Boston Red Sox as the region’s favorite to follow, according to an article in the Boston Herald. Do you agree?
The New England Patriots are the region’s favorite team, according to a Boston Herald article that published the results of an extensive fan survey conducted by Channel Media & Market Research in Burlington. The results of the survey were published in the Boston Herald Tuesday and showed the Patriots are New England’s favorite to follow. And the Patriots are on top of the sporting world by a wide margin. According to the Herald’s article, 42 percent of 7,200 “Fan Opinion Poll” respondents picked the Patriots as their favorite team. Forty-four percent picked the Patriots as the team they would choose to follow if they could only pick one. Other members of the Patriots topping the charts in their respective categories include: Robert Kraft (…
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 …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
In the first year of Fenway Park, Olaf Henriksen helped the Boston Red Sox to the World Series crown.
Fenway Park must have looked pretty good to the small, speedy outfielder from Canton 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, died in Norwood and was buried in Canton. 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 actually nicknamed "…