Monday, April 8, 2013
According to WHDH-TV, the best day, weather-wise, will be Tuesday, while the worst day will be Friday.
It will be a sunny day today with temperatures near 60s as the 4-2 Boston Red Sox return home for the season opener at Fenway Way, according to WHDH-TV. The best day of the week will be Tuesday as spring arrives. After an early shower and some thunder, a warm front will be ushered in with sun and tempetures near 70s. There will be sun the rest of the week, but temperatures will stay in the 50s for the most part. Friday will be the worst day with rain and tempertures in the 40s. For more weather information, to WHDH-TV.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham will be starting their baseball seasons this month.
1. Welcome to Opening Day 2013. It will be 64 under sunny skies early and clouds later with a high of 44. The Boston Red Sox will be opening the year at the Yankees Stadium against the Yankees. How do you think the Sox are going to do? Tell us in the current section. 2. The Plainville Youth Athletic League will host the annual opening day April 20. 3. The Norfolk Baseball's 2013 Opening Day, Saturday, April 20, at the H.Olive Day School for the start and finishing at the Freeman Centenial School. The parade starts at noon. 4. The Wrenthan Youth Baseball-Softball starts April 27 at 9 a.m. There will be games and festivals all day. 5. Ending with the baseball theme, what to do you put your hot dog?
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?
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 …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The former pitcher recalls his time spent playing for Pesky in Pawtucket.
While the passing of Boston Red Sox great Johnny Pesky will felt all across baseball, it will be felt locally in Wrentham. It’s no secret that Recreation Director Jeff Plympton spent some time in a Red Sox uniform in both Boston and Pawtucket. What may not be known however is that he was apart of the Paw Sox squad led by Pesky. As a former pitcher for the Red Sox legend, the death of a former manager saddens what is already a sad situation. “It felt like a weight hit you and you say shoot, you don’t expect it,” Plympton said of Pesky’s passing. “I guess because you know he is a living icon and certainly someone you always like to chat with when I would visit Fenway. I knew things have changed for Johnny the past year with his health, but …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and current recreation director Jeff Plympton had a chance to take park in the celebration of Fenway Park's 100th anniversary earlier this year.
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Friday, June 8, 2012
These days Jeff Plympton’s daily routine includes getting Sweatt Beach ready for the summer and maintaining the William Rice Recreation Complex. Flash back to 1991 and Plympton’s routine likely revolved around getting ready to pitch for the Boston Red Sox. Recently, Plympton had the chance to take part in the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park and return to his former home park as an alumnus of the team. Drafted by the Red Sox in the 10th round of the 1987 MLB draft, the former King Philip hurler from Plainville came to the team after a standout career at the University of Maine that saw him lead the team to an appearance in the College World Series. “When I came in to the house my brother said ‘oh you’ve been drafted by the Red Sox’ and …
Monday, April 23, 2012
In a busy sports week, which local team has your eye?
Welcome to one of the busiest weeks in sports. The Bruins are in a tough fight against the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs. They'll be playing a game 7 on Wednesday night. The Celtics are looking to close out the NBA regular season in strong form. They'll be playing the Miami Heat on Tuesday and the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Patriots are preparing for the NFL draft, one of the biggest events on the football calendar. That three-day marathon starts on Thursday night. Oh yeah, and there's a team called the Red Sox playing its regular season. Unfortunately, given our limited number of eyes, humans are only capable of watching so much at once. So, which of Boston's sports teams has your eye this week?
Sunday, April 22, 2012
A trip to Fenway Park gets the memories flowing.
It's really not about the actual structure. Truth be told, the place looks every bit of its 100 years. After nine innings, your body is a crooked mess. Unless you are under 5 feet 5 inches and weigh less than 140 pounds, you are going to be very uncomfortable for three or so hours. It costs a fortune to attend a game these days. Hot dogs come with a loan application to purchase them. You know not to even try to drive there. Still, Fenway Park is what it is. With all its warts, it's ours. After all, Fenway is a place where memories live on. How many things is our lives are still even standing 100 years later? Places like that are few and far between. In a way, Fenway is really our own fountain of youth, a place where we go to remember …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
What choices for the all-time Boston Red Sox team do you agree with and what ones do you disagree with? Leave us your comments.
With the Boston Red Sox getting ready for opening day and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, there is going to be a lot of opportunity to look back at the all-time greats to wear their uniform. The Red Sox are running a voting contest at bostonredsox.com, but we're jumping the gun here with an all-time team before the season even starts. The only rule on this team is that you have to have compiled the stats as a Red Sox player and other teams you played on doesn't factor in. Ladies and gentlemen, your all-time Red Sox team: Catcher-Carlton Fisk. Jason Varitek is going to get a lot of votes in the Red Sox poll, but Fisk clearly was a much better hitter in Boston and equally defensively. For his Red Sox career, Fisk hit .284 …