Culture

Remembering Tony C.

Today’s Baseball Week post combines two items from August 2013, the first by me, the second by Paul, both of us fans of Red Sox rightfielder Tony Conigliaro, a Massachusetts native who reached professional stardom at a young age and whose potential seemed limitless – until the evening of August…

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“The Last Lines of Henry Thoreau and Yeats’ Ring-Stained Copy of Walden”

For the month of July, here on Trasna, we will be highlighting some of the literary and artistic events cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In early July of each year, The Henry David Thoreau Society holds its Annual Gathering. This year’s theme was “DIVERSITY.” While an ever-important subject, it…

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Willie

When the San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series, Dave Perry composed the following essay about his longstanding affection for that team and one player in particular . . . ‘Willie’ By Dave Perry – Nov 2, 2010 I dreamt of Willie Mays last night. It was the first…

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Jack McDonough: Best Seat in the House

Jack McDonough of Tewksbury, Mass., wrote for United Press International, New England Telephone, Brandeis University, and UMass Lowell in his career as a reporter and editor. He’s a baseball fan from way back, and played his share of ballgames: “good glove-good stick.”  We always appreciate his contributions to this publication. …

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Ruth and the Red Sox

Life is all about contingencies. In this story, legendary baseball writer Chaz Scoggins explains how a former major league player, frustrated in his effort to purchase the professional baseball team in Lowell, settled into a scouting job with the Red Sox and helped bring Babe Ruth to Boston. Ruth and…

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