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  • 12:39 PM ET  08.03
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Joba Chamberlain just had a tremendous outing in Rochester.  Apparently, the fans gave him a standing O when he was done, prompting one of our local sportswriters to chide them (in print) for cheering for the other team as we head down a tight stretch for playoff positions.  Jingoistic garbage.  I hang my head. Some years back, Jim Abbot had a tremendous outing in Fenway. The fans stood as one as he walked off the mound, his team in the lead.  With obvious emotion, Abbott told the press after the game that he understood why Boston fans were considered to be some of the…
  • 06:34 PM ET  07.23
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TomSix writes to remind me that tonight is a great night for baseball.  He's so right. At 7:05 ET, after almost a year of anguish and anxiety for many, Jon Lester takes the mound.  He beat cancer, and now perhaps he can beat Cleveland.  Clearly, the former is a much greater feat.  Go Sox.  Go Jon.     
  • 11:25 PM ET  07.12
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Our friends were in from Hollywood, FL and Saugus, MA.  The 16-year-old boy had never been to a pro game, so we packed the 9 of us into 2 cars, and drove down to Frontier Field to see the Pawtucket Red Sox play the Rochester Red Wings.  It was an extraordinary night--warm, but not humid, with a gentle breeze.  Seats just by 3rd base ($9 apiece), cameras and dogs (and for some, beer) in hand, we settled in for the game.And what a game!  Great play, no errors, a HR or two, finishing with a 5-4 win for Rochester and a final, dynamic double play.  But that's not why…

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