For Major Leaguers–No Need for Mercy

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For many years, the word "Mercy!!!** was employed by the great Boston Red Sox broadcaster Ned Martin. The ex-Marine was a fixture in New England homes from 1961--1992. In the 1970's he got a few chances to be heard coast to coast. This survivor of Iwo Jima knew when to ...

After 40 Years, We Still Grieve

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Hi friends. Some of you have been with me from the start of this blog 4 years ago, some are newcomers. Welcome one and all. August 2 isn't a day to talk about what's happening now, with the playoffs still out of sight. August 2, for a certain kind ...

20 Years Ago, a Look Back at Cone’s Perfecto

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  Hi all.  Instead of writing about what's happening in today's game, I'm going to take you back to what began as a routine Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin, but stopped being routine thanks to David Cone, then pitching for the Yankees who is now a broadcaster on their telecasts.   Going back a year to 1998, ...