From the voice of Fenway Park comes a collection of sixty-four humorous and nostalgic poems celebrating the Boston Red Sox.
A commonwealth institution and popular local television personality who is also the announcer, ambassador, and poet laureate for Fenway Park, Dick Flavin has entertained audiences with his incredible poetic talent and abiding love for the Red Sox before countless home games for more than twenty years. Now, this legendary talentA??s poems are gathered together for the first time in this keepsake volume.
As a beloved Red Sox insider, Flavin has been privileged to watch history in the making, from the teamA??s 2004 World Series victory that finally broke its nearly century-long A??curse,A? to road-tripping with Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky, to witnessing Ted Williams final appearance at the plate. His pithy and comedic versesA??including such gems as A??The Beards of Summer,A? A??Long Live Fenway Park,A? and his best known, A??Teddy at the BatA?A??pay homage to the American pastime, New EnglandA??s favorite team and players (and the curses and legends that have followed it), and the passionate Nation that has remained faithful through victory and defeat.
Illustrated with more than fifty photos from the official Red Sox archives, Red Sox Rhymes honors all of Red Sox fandom and is an essential memento for every BoSox fan.
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by John Steinbeck
by Andrew Huebner
by Thomas F. Madden
by Margaret Coel
by Larry McMurtry
by Dan Jenkins
by Jared Diamond
by Martin Clark
by Sam Walton, John Huey
by Joseph T. Glatthaar
by Michael Korda
by Bob Schron, Devin McCourty
"The author-narrator loves his Red Sox team, it's easy to see--from Yaz to Youklis to Petrocelli. He writes in rhyme, poetic verse--about great players, even the famed curse. His love runs deep, he knows his rhyming role--from Teddy Ballgame to the Pesky Pole. He laments a bit, but he's a poetic king--and why not, he has his own World Series ring. Red Sox Nation will love his personal voice as he writes of Ortiz, Rice, and Mo--or as he goes back to the past to laud Dom DiMaggio. For Boston fans, this is a must. In Flavin's rhymes, they'll put their trust. M.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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