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Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Rocket Science

Roger Clemens, six years into his "twilight" (defined by Webster as a period of decline following glory or success), shuts down Arizona. Cold night freezes bats as pitching and defense win in October once again.
RedSox.com news-to-you: Manny Ramirez wins Silver Slugger award.

Tuesday, October 30, 2001

D-Backs in the Saddle.

Anderson has window of opportunity to close door on New York tonight. Arizona only 54 outs from first world championship while the Red Sox seem light-years away. Will Rocket shut it down if Yankees fall behind?
Roger that.

Monday, October 29, 2001

The Strange Case of Dr. Heckle and Mr. Hide

Is Pedro (last seen heckling Kerrigan then hiding in the Dominican) the problem? More exasperating than Everett?
Will McDonough says Martinez won't be a team player. Will Petey come in with a healthy... attitude?
He may be getting in shape... but is he working out?

Sunday, October 28, 2001

Yankees shelled. Schilling superb.

New kid in town Arizona jumps on top of the World Series. For Old Towne Team, it remains a dog-eat-dog world.

Saturday, October 27, 2001

Diamondbacks in the Rough.

But Yankees future cloudy in the Valley of the Sun. This forecast calls for Arizona to reign in six.

Friday, October 26, 2001

You got a problem in Houston?

Jimy Williams is the frontrunner for the Astros job. His mission: to control the press. Will his homespun "humor" find a home here? Well, if a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his booty, again.

Thursday, October 25, 2001

Back to the Mediocre Future for Bruins.

Bruins trade Allison for Murray and Stumpel when deal to reacquire Carol Vadnais and Dallas Smith falls through. Not to be outdone, Red Sox trade Nomar Garciaparra to Orioles for Brady Anderson and John Wasdin in an attempt to go
Way Back to the future.

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Quarterback Controversy!

Werner feels lucky with Lucchino. Les Rotten wants a role for Duke. Will Tom thumb Dan? (yes) Lucchino will win, hands down.

 Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Mariners Get Deep-Sixed. No Game 6. Sorry Lou.

Same old Sele as New York slews Seattle, leaves them sleepless like Choakland.
Yankees get 38th pennant, go back to the series that the Red Sox haven't won for 83 years.

Monday October 22, 2001

Alfonshea Hilliano Sinks Mariners

They're the same guy in The World According to Duke. Rising Arizona is just Randy, World Serious.

Sunday October 21, 2001

Werner bid in the ballpark.

Tom puts the pieces together. O'Donnell/Karp group puzzled. Is Duke the missing piece, or hopefully just missing?

Saturday, October 20, 2001

Werner's the One!

Good news?  Tom Werner, a dyed-in-the-wool Sox fan, should own the Olde Towne Team in a few weeks.
Bad news:  He hasn't decided if Duquette will remain on board. (Hey Tom: I wouldn't even put him on the switchboard)

Friday, October 19, 2001

Oops!... Dan did it Again.

Answers only lead to more questions as Duquette does the biggest DanDance yet in his latest radio appearance. He remains in denial, these interviews are pointless, Mike Wallace wouldn't get anything out of him.

Thursday October 18, 2001

Is Tom Werner's Group Less Rotten?

Financial plans from the Red Sox bidders are due today. If the Werner/Otten group wins the Duke would stay. Dan is doing another live radio speech with the Team of A. And with Down out as hitting coach, let's bring back Bill Buckner... will it happen?
No way.

Wednesday October 17, 2001

Last Call.

                            Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.
                            Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
                            Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
                            Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come....

                                    - Wystan Hugh Auden  (1907-1973) Funeral Blues (Song)


Just replay the tape... because they'll never be another Butch from the Cape.
The cantankerous callmaster of sports radio has finally been silenced.

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Yanks provide final answer to A's. Trump Oakland in five.

Regis and The Donald get close up look at A-Dogs collapse. Yankee Elimination Party cancelled like the Emmys.

Sunday, October 14 and Monday, October 15, 2001

"I'm definitely coming back"

Mo Vaughn Scores points with Red Sox Nation in New York City on Saturday night. He wants to take another lap and dance around the bases at Fenway next year. And he doesn't care who is running the team, Disingenuous Dan included.

Sunday, October 14, 2001

Run Jeremy! A's to Zito can't get it done.

A loss of Red-Soxian proportions. Yankee Elimination Party postponed.

Saturday, October 13, 2001

Brave old world as Houston has same old problem.

It's deja vu all over again as Atlanta wins another October series.
Here's hoping the A-Dogs smell blood today.

Friday, October 12, 2001

Hudson Flows Through Bronx

The gritty A-Dogs (Adopted Dirt Dogs) grind it out in New York. Yankees hit the road but that's about it. A's must play it like they're down 0-2... that's the ticket. BTW, it's OK to like the Oakland A's and love America too.
And Johnny-comes-on-lately-Damon could be our new Dirt Dog come April.

Thursday, October 11, 2001

"...hoping to catch some Morgan Magic" and "Red Auerbach said if you're right..."

Just two of the stilted references that Duquette uses on every stop of his world media tour, a.k.a., Duke's Love Boat. The more cryptic non-answers his PR firm provides, the more questions there are. But no one follows-up or asks Mr. Accessible to provide any specifics. They just kiss his ring and keep tossing softballs... like Roger did last night.

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Burkhart and Grebeck Gone.

Kind of like firing the janitors at Massport... how 'bout that Curt Schilling? Just another one that got away.

Tuesday, October 9, 2001

The A's Have It.

Here's hoping the most Dirt-Dog-like team can handle New York.
The Yankees have bought enough World Series championships in past five years.

Sunday, October 7 - Monday, October 8, 2001

Season of Malcontent Mercifully Over.

2001: A Sox Oddity ends on a high note. 2002: The Year of the Dogs begins today. Will Jason, Pedro, Nomar, and Manny be healed? Can John-not-gone, Duke, and Joe hang on?!? Is Cone (nice job), Nomo, or Urbina coming back? Will Mo head home? Will they spend $30 million just to show some frauds the door? Time will tell. Spring training is only 131 days away.

Saturday, October 6, 2001


Most Valuable Trot is the player of the year for the Red Sox. Manny-are-your-ears-ringing? 'hand'ed it over to him
months ago. And now Trot runs away with it.

Friday, October 5, 2001

I'll have a 70&77

Bonds, the anti-Bourque, finally gets #70. Bourque, finally revered, gets #77 retired.
Oh, and Sox win again. Will they ruin Cal-the-Bourque-of-baseball's last home stand?

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Lowe and Behold.

Have we found the third starter for next year? Looking for something positive to latch onto besides Trot. Sox only 16 1/2 behind Yankees. Only one game under .500!

Wednesday, October 3, 2001

The good. The sad. And the ugly.

The good:  Only five games left in this horrific season. The sad:  Helen Robinson, Red Sox receptionist for 60 years, passed away today. We extend our deepest sympathies. The ugly:  Sox tank it in Tampa again. Drop to 6-23 in their last 29 games.

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Nixon winning race for captain according to latest poll.

He already won the primary at Boston Dirt Dogs. Kerrigan leans towards endorsement.
Nomar and Jason may also be on the ticket.

Monday, October 1, 2001

Trot steps up, speaks out against the frauds who shut down.

No need to name names, we all know who they are. And hopefully they won't be back.

Thursday January 31, 2002

No Big Deal

Bitchette, O'Leary, and Valentin signings are minor at best.

Wednesday January 30, 2002

That's the Ticket

Prices to rise for best seats in the house.

Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Pokey the Pirate

Reese out. Steel curtain infielder goes to Pittsburgh.

Monday January 28, 2002

Bledsoe Closes Curtain but it's Brady in the Bayou.

Tom has a leg up on Drew and will lead Patriots Sunday.

Sunday January 27, 2002

Steel Curtain is Brady's Brunch

Tom will come up big in Pittsburgh today.

Saturday January 26, 2002

Roughs in the Diamond

Non-roster invitees to get their chance in March. Will any of them be coming north in April?

Friday January 25, 2002

Ted Fouls One Off

Splendid Splinter lands in hospital, but reports of his striking out are greatly exaggerated.

Thursday January 24, 2002

Pirated by Pittsburgh

Avila gets away from Sox. Can Boston still win a World Series without the Florida assistant GM?

Wednesday January 23, 2002

Garces Wants Second Helping

Can Sox digest a large contract for El Guapo? Lucchino to chew on it first, might be too much for him to swallow.

Tuesday January 22, 2002

What's in a name?

Dan Duquette's cousin on Lucchino's short list. Are Jim's chances of landing the GM job slim?

Monday January 21, 2002

Change is in the Air

Duquette is stepping down, but may not be totally out.

Saturday January 19, Sunday January 20, 2002

Saturday Night's Alright for Football

Snow Dogs bury Choakland tonight.

Friday January 18, 2002

Duke Packs Up Desk

No longer if, but when.

Thursday January 17, 2002

There's a New Sheriff in Town

Lucky Lucchino takes the reigns today as new owners group rises from Phoenix.
Happy days are here again.

Wednesday January 16, 2002

White Smoke Wednesday

Look for Henry-Werner-Lucchino to get owner approval today. Roadblock Reilly could still take action before final closing. Dolan may also delay the process.

Tuesday January 15, 2002

Charles in Charge?

Dolan continues to mess with the sales process. Daddy Megabucks throws in another $50 million. Will Harrington get the Trust boot? Will Henry have to fund Reilly's charity campaign?

Monday January 14, 2002

"Enough is Enough"

Harrington, Partners accept Henry bid. Will sale get derailed again before Phoenix? Or will we see the white smoke on Wednesday?

Sunday January 13, 2002

Whole New Ballgame?

Selig, Reilly to speak about The Sale today. Statement from Harrington and limited partners on reopening bids expected tomorrow.

Saturday January 12, 2002

Dolan Not Done

Just when you thought it was safe to get ready for Spring, Daddy Megabucks brings more dollars to the table. Will this spell doom for our dynamic trio of Henry, Werner, Lucchino? No. They pass with flying colors next week.

Friday January 11, 2002

Dan's Last Supper

He served up his seasonal side dish again: "We spent more days in first place than any year since '95." Stick a fork in him. He's done.

Thursday January 10, 2002

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Pokey? Stanley? Boston Baseball Writer's Dinner at Sheraton tonight.

Wednesday January 9, 2002

Ishii Outie

Sox won't make Sang mistake twice.

Tuesday January 8, 2002

Is Rice cooked? Will El Tiante get smoked?

Hall of Fame selections will be announced today

Monday January 7, 2002

John Henry puts the Hammer Down.

Will stop losing bidders from blocking the owner vote.

Sunday January 6, 2002

Time to salute the Patriots.

Playing second fiddle to the Red Sox-sale-soap-opera,
Turf Dogs get their due, go for the bye today.

(Note: Like the gap in Nixon's (Richard not Trot) tapes, the December 1st - January 5th headlines are missing. I deleted them by mistake).

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