Patience is a virtue

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They say patience is a virtue. If you are a fisherman you have patience. If you have children you must have patience. If you want to make money in the stock market,  you better have patience. I have NO patience for watching Clay Buchholz continue to get behind in the count and then give up the big home run. Ben Cherington gagged the big one when he refused to deal Clay last season when his value was high. Clay gave up five earned runs in four innings of work yesterday in the Red Sox 7-6 loss against Tito’s Tribe. How many times must we watch Clay go out there and get hammered by the opposing team and then make excuses (last night he eluded to the 12 minute starting delay) as to why he can’t deliver. Dave Dombrowski and John Farrell better find a way to trade for a number two pitcher in this weak starting staff.

Please ship Clay out to the first team that bites.

Christmas comes only once a year

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The Red Sox opened their 2016 season Tuesday and for Sox fans it was like Christmas morning, but remember this, you open up all your presents and then are left with just the wrapping. David Price performed just as advertised tossing 6 innings of pure power and domination of the Tribe. Price had some difficulty in the fourth inning after getting two outs but managed to stop the bleeding. This is exactly what a number one starter is supposed to do. At the end of the day he pitched six innings giving up two runs on five hits and striking out 10 Indians. Game time temps were in the mid thirties and Price didn’t let it phase him.

Price benefited from future All-Star Mookie Betts who homered in the third inning and made a nice defensive play in right in the fifth inning. John Farrell’s job is at least safe for now because Shaw and Brock Holt both helped in giving the Red Sox their first win of the 2016 season. The Big Papi era continued with the retiring DH hitting his first home run of a long victory tour season.

Now that you have enjoyed  Christmas morning, and you are picking up the discarded wrapping paper do you feel good about the next three days when the Sox trot out Buchholz, Joe Kelly and Rick Porcello? When will Farrell decide that either Shaw or Hanley Ramirez is going to sit because of “general soreness” or a maintenance day resulting in a Pablo Sandoval start at third ? Price can’t win them all and the pressure is on the rest of the starters to produce.

 

 

 

 

 

Would You want Brit McHenry to represent your Brand?

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ESPN reporter Britt McHenry was recently suspended for a week after video surfaced of her berating a clerk who works for a towing company.
I’m in the news, sweetheart, I will (expletive) sue this place,” McHenry said in the video published online by LiveLeak.
“Yep, that’s all you care about, is just taking people’s money,” McHenry said. “With no education, no skillset, just wanted to clarify that. … Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing? Why, cause I have a brain and you don’t?”

McHenry was told that she was being video taped during the confrontation. McHenry later tweeted out an appology saying her emotions got the best of her.

The question is now, should Henry have been suspended by ESPN? Some would say that she should be fired.

We all have experienced situations which frustrate us, especially with service organizations. How many of you have had their luggage lost during an airline flight? How many have been issued a parking ticket after enjoying a night out? How many of you have been stranded because the public transportation system has shut down .. talk to the residents of Massachusetts on this one, after experiencing one storm after another.

The bottom line is McHenry was a bully, and there is no room anywhere for her type of behavior. We live in a world where there are cameras everywhere we go, which in itself a slippery slope. Nothing is private any longer.

ESPN has a brand to protect but McHenry wasn’t in a work situation, so does ESPN have the right to suspend her?

What do you think?

Should Roger Clemens be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in the same year as Pedro Martinez?

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The New Guy.

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We may miss this guy more than we think.

3-Putt Territory

I think the general consensus is the Phillies didn’t do much this off-season.  Some veteran pot-luck, they signed Jimmy Rollins, but the only significant change came right at the start of free agency.  It seems like a long time ago now that the Phillies inked Jonathan Papelbon to a monstrous deal.  And, even though Papelbon has been one of the premiere closers in the game for the past several years, the Phillies had a pretty good closer last year and this team had a perfect closer in 2008 when they the World Series.  How much better will a dominant closer make the Phillies?  I think there’s a sense that unless a guy is going to carry the Phillies offensively in the playoffs his contribution for the most part will be insignificant.  That’s where the last two post-seasons have left the fans.   It’s puts Papelbon in an interesting spot.  

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Why would any team take a chance on Manny Ramirez?

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ImageThe A’s agreed to terms with free agent slugger Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract Monday. What on earth is Billy Beane thinking? Could this be a future plot of Money Ball II? Who would play Manny in the movie? Granted the A’s are looking to fill their D.H. slot, but wouldn’t Johnny Damon be a safer choice? Ramirez has proven time and time again that he can be a major distraction both on and off the field. His former teammates have nothing but praise for his baseball talent, but some have grown tired of his childish acts. Clearly Beane is taking a chance that he can catch lightening in a bottle once Manny’s 50 game suspension is over. It remains to be seen however if the A’s will even be in the wild card race when Ramirez first steps foot in the batter’s box.

If you were the G.M. would you have taken a chance?

Who is your all time Red Sox play by play commentator?

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Shonda Schilling visits Red Sox Weekly

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Shonda Schilling recently visited the set of Red Sox Weekly to talk about her book The Best Kind of Different.

 

Do you have a story to tell?

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Do you have a story to tell? Do you remember an event in your life which you would like to share with others? WCTV in Wilmington MA is in production of a new TV program called Memories. WCTV airs out of our brand new studios in Wilmington MA. We are looking for contributors to our program. We will tape your segment to air on a future show. Your segment can be as much as 30 minutes in length, or as small as 10 minutes in length. To arrange for a taping of your story in our studio please contact the host Rick Aronofsky @ rickaronofsky@msn.com.

Do you want to tell us your story?

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Do you have a story to tell? Do you remember an event in your life which you would like to share with others? WCTV in Wilmington MA is in production of a new TV program called Memories. We are looking for contributors to our program. We will tape your segment to air on a future show. Your segment can be as much as 30 minutes in length, or as small as 10 minutes in length. To arrange for a taping of your story in our studio please contact the host Rick Aronofsky @ rickaronofsky@msn.com.

Do you want to be on T.V.?

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Do you have a story to tell? Do you remember an event in your life which you would like to share with others? WCTV in Wilmington MA is in production of a new TV program called Memories. WCTV airs out of our brand new studios in Wilmington MA. We are looking for contributors to our program. We will tape your segment to air on a future show. Your segment can be as much as 30 minutes in length, or as small as 10 minutes in length. Do arrange for a taping of your story in our studio please contact the host Rick Aronofsky @ rickaronofsky@msn.com.

Everyone has a story to tell

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Do you have a story to tell? Do you remember an event in your life which you would like to share with others? WCTV in Wilmington MA is in production of a new TV program called Memories. WCTV airs out of our brand new studios in Wilmington MA. We are looking for contributors to our program. We will tape your segment to air on a future show. Your segment can be as much as 30 minutes in length, or as small as 10 minutes in length. Do arrange for a taping of your story in our studio please contact the host Rick Aronofsky @ rickaronofsky@msn.com.

I’m Posting every day in 2011!

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I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now. I will be posting on this blog once a day / once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Signed,
Rick Aronofsky

Room to Write

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I picked up a great book for potential writers called Room to Write. The book helps you write something every day. I purchased my copy second hand from the Goodwill store. It has become one of my most valuable tools for writing. The book is divided into two hundred studies which guide you and prompt you to write based on a particular topic. What follows is a sample of one of my writing samples which was prompted in the book.

A trail of blood led to the kitchen. The lights were on, allowing a clear view a the body slumped in the wooden chair. Laying on the table was an empty gin bottle, some of it’s contents spilled, but no drinking glass was present. Moving closer I see a small bullet hole over the right ear, blood already coagulating. Jim’s cell phone was on the floor, browsing the internet. As I walked towards the stove I noticed a drawer open. It was a typical drawer filled with items that most people only use once. A few batteries, old eyeglasses, two screwdrivers, matchbooks and some super glue. One item in the drawer was not your typical junk, a small semi-automatic handgun.

Did you ever have one of those mornings when?

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Today my morning commute to work was one of pure exasperation. I regularly travel to work by way of commuter rail, then by way of the MBTA Green Line. The trip usually allows me to catch up on some reading, or to write some of my novel. Well, this morning’s train was 20 minutes late getting to the Anderson Regional Transportation Center in Woburn, which made my arrival time at North Station at 8:05 a.m. As I proceeded downstairs to the T station I noticed that the Green line was also backed up, potential passengers lined 4 deep at the station. At this point I knew that I was in for a rough morning. My Green line train rolled in and as I settled in my seat I wondered if I was in for another interesting ride. As the subway pulled into Park Street Station the students from the Match School got on for their ride to Commonwealth Ave in Boston. These students are attending the Match School to prepare themselves for college and beyond. They typically start their day on the subway by finishing their homework, comparing notes and answers. Well, this morning one of the young ladies noticed that she left her books and project on the subway platform! The doors to the subway had already closed. The young lady was distraught and yelled to the subway driver to open the doors but of course he did not. Sobbing , the young lady again yelled for him to open the doors to no avail. As the subway pulled out of Park Street the young student decided that she was going to pull the emergency switch on the subway. She put everyone on that train in harms way when she did this. Of course, the passengers voiced their displeasure at this act of selfishness on the behalf of the student. How dare she pull that alarm! The sad thing is that the operator of the train did not come back into the subway to see if there was an actual emergency. Now I really feel safe on this subway! Anyway, my morning commute had me arriving at my office door 25 minutes late, not as bad as I thought.
So, how was your morning??

Everyone has a story to tell

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Do you have a story to tell? We all have our memories of days gone by, memories of lost loved ones, new friends, or a life altering event. We have childhood memories of carefree summer days,holidays, or vacations. Some of our memories are lost in translation. WCTV is developing a new half hour series and we want your stories. Would you like to share your stories or memories for all to hear? Would you be willing to come into our television studio and tape some of your memories? If you are interested please email rick.aronofsky@verizon.net. The show will be taped at WCTV evenings from 730-9pm. Please contact me to book your appointment.

Halloween fun on the set of Sports Forum

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We had a great time last night airing our annual Halloween episode of Sports Forum. The show airs LIVE on Comcast channel 9 and Verizon Channel 37.

I remember my Grandparent’s house

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I remember my Grandparent’s house as a place where my family would visit on weekends. Nana and Grandpa lived in a two family house at 87 Bartlett Street in Somerville MA. The street was narrow as most city streets are. Two family homes dotted the street on both sides. Whenever we traveled to Nana’s house my father would always have to look for a parking space on the side of the street. Sometimes he would have to double back to where we started in hopes that someone left their spot. The task of finding a parking spot was even more difficult in the winter time because of the snowbanks caused by the poor plowing.

I remember the house as being warm, a place where we would have Sunday dinner. My Grandmother (little Nana) would have the dining room table already set by the time we arrived. My Grandpa would always carve whatever meat we were having for dinner that Sunday, either a roast, a chicken, turkey or ham. He was a short order cook by trade and used to work at the Triangle restaurant which was across from Fenway Park. I can remember the small pantry which was off of the small kitchen. The pantry is where my Grandmother would keep her canned goods and boxed cereal. She also stored her three stair stepstool which would fold up. It was yellow in color and I always used to sit on it.

My Grandfather was Jewish and I remember always having or Manischewitz wine on the table for the adults. The children (my older sister, younger brother and I) would always have orange soda to drink during the meals. Nana would then pour a little of the wine into the soda allowing us kids to feel like adults.
Our meal times together were so much fun. After the meal I remember that we either would settle in to watch some television or go out onto the front porch to sit in the lawn chairs. One of the programs that my Grandmother would like to watch was Hogan’s Heroes. My Grandfather would always sit in his favorite rocking chair which had an ashtray standing by it’s side, always overflowing with cigar ashes. I can still smell the aroma of his cigars today. My Grandfather used to save the cigar bands for me in a cigar box. I think he would give them to me so I could redeem them for a small gift, but I do not remember ever getting any gifts from them. My mom used to collect S&H green stamps as well. I can remember licking those stamps and placing them in their booklet which was then mailed away for gifts.

My Grandparents lived on the lower floor of the two family house. I think it was gray in color, with white trim. We had to climb at least fifteen stairs to get to the front door. My Dad always had a key to that front door. Along the side of the house was a long cement driveway which led to a two car garage which was made of cinderblock or a cement like substance. My Grandfather never drove a car however, and I never remember my Dad trying to park his car back there.

Those are some memories of my Grandparent’s house.

Phone Your Blog (via WordPress.com News)

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For all of you who would like to try your hand at blogging via your phone, this is the way to do it!

Phone Your Blog It’s happened to all of us. The night starts off innocently enough with a little gin and tonic, maybe a mojito, then next thing you know you’re doing tequila shots with the bartender and the girl from Brazil and you find yourself thinking it would be a treMENdous idea to call up your ex and see how they’re doin … Read More

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The No-Fail Way to Make Me Roll My Eyes

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Glass Half Full, M&M Twice as Big

How many time have you had a conversation with a friend, co-worker or even a loved one and at some point in the conversation they have rolled their eyes at you? What triggered the response? For me anyone who complains about something is sure to get that eye roll from me. Complaining about an issue is a complete waste of energy and focuses on the negative. Wouldn't it be much more productive if you could find a solution to the problem at hand rather than bitching an moaning about it?

Of course, finding a solution takes energy and thought, it's hard work! Most people have little time for this because our daily lives overloaded longer work days, information and technological overload, and added responsibilities at home, be it watching our grand kids, worrying about our grown up children, or even caring for our elderly parents.

If you want to be happy in life you need to align yourself with positive thoughts, think of the glass half full rather than half empty. Smile more often and you will feel much better about your entire day!

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2010 Home Opener

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Opening night at Fenway has come and gone, with the anticipation of the game exceeding the actual game itself. Sunday night’s opener marked the 9th time that Boston has opened it’s regular season against the Evil Empire. Sunday’s event started out like the Big Apple Circus which is in town. Resident clown Pedro Martinez returned to toss the opening pitch to his old batterymate Jason Veritek. A 5 year old wonderkid gave a salty speech which was supposed to pump up both the crowd and the team. Was this needed? Isn’t the main attraction of the Sox playing the Yankees enough to ramp up the adrenalin?
I was actually in favor of ushering in the new season on a Sunday evening. What was I thinking? I should have known that a game between the Red Sox and Yankees had no chance of running less than four hours long! I will admit here that I did not watch the entire contest falling victim to the desire to get a full night’s sleep.
As I made my way up to my sanctuary the score was 5-1 in favor of the Yankees with Beckett sitting on the Boston bench. Upon waking to a new day my wife says to me “You should have stayed up for the entire game” “Your Sox came back to win it.” Suddenly I felt that I had let the team down, giving up on them so early in the season.
I opened up the sports pages of Boston.com to read the details of the comeback win against the Empire. Lesson learned, never give up on the Sox-even if it means losing sleep.

Sox notes

The Sox have not posted a winning series at Fenway Park to begin a season since a three game sweep of the Tigers in 1994.

Which Red Sox player will hit the first home run of the 2010 season?

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Clearing out the cobwebs of the sports week

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This past week has seen it’s share of sports stories. Here are my top five, or bottom five as you may see them.

1) The revelation of Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington that he tested positive for cocaine use during last season. While I applaud the Texas Rangers management team for sticking by Washington I am appalled at Washington’s complete ignorance of Major League Baseball’s drug policies. As the team manager he is supposed to set an example for his players. How can his team now respect any of his decisions? If the Rangers start of the season slowly, look for Washington to take the fall.

2) Boston Bruins lay down to the Penguins.
This team has absolutely no heart. Where is the passion and toughness of the Bruins? When Marc Savard was hit with a Matt Cooke elbow to the head nobody stepped up to show their fallen teammate some support. The Penguins had a return engagement with the Cubs this past week and our team of Black and Gold acted more like a team of Pink and Yellow. Who is to blame for this putrid showing? Can you blame Claude Julien? I say no. Savard’s mates should take the blame for this horrible act of non support. The Bruins management pulled out all the stops by staging a 1970 team re-union of the Big Bad Bruins. Was this needed to motivate the current team of pansies? I hope not, because if they need a bunch of 70 year old hockey players to motivate them then it’s time for them to hang up the skates and tour with Disney on Ice.

3) Tiger (I am not John Edwards) Woods return to the Masters.
Mr.Woodie returns to the Masters in April. Can he ignore all the media hype that will come with his first appearance since his sexual escapades were revealed? I say yes. He is the best golfer in the world and in order to be the best you have to have it between the ears. Tiger’s concentration has awarded him the titles that he has won over the years including this win at the Masters
Tiger will be playing in one of the most controlled tournaments of the 2010 season. Media members will have the tightest security to have to adhere to which will help Tiger in his concentration. I would be interested however how Tiger reacts to the first catcall that he hears. Golf fans are one of the most timid when it comes to heckling, but who knows, perhaps there is someone out there with a grudge, and he or she will be the first and only one to ride Tiger.

4) The Daisuke Matsuzaka saga continues.
Am I the only one who thinks that Theo totally gagged on the signing of Dice-K to his bloated contract? Dice-K has yet to appear in a Major League spring training game this year, even after supposedly working out in Arizona this past winter. Matsuzaka just arrived back in Florida this past week as he was in Boston Thursday evening to celebrate the birth of his third child a daughter.
Dice-K is scheduled to pitch two innings of a Minor League game on Sunday and then go from there. How much more do the fan’s of Boston have to wait before we see the promised talents of Mr. Matsuzaka? Theo gagged on this one.

5) For all of you baseball fans who were born before 1957 please take the time to read Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend.” by James S. Hirsch. It covers a time when baseball was at it’s purest, the end of the Negro Leagues and the rivalry of the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. A young Willie Mays was thrust upon the scene with all the glory and tribulations that go along with it. If you are a fan of baseball, this book is a must read.

Everyone has a story to tell

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Do you have a story to tell? Do you remember an event in your life which you would like to share with others? WCTV in Wilmington MA is in production of a new TV program called Memories. WCTV airs out of our brand new studios in Wilmington MA. We are looking for contributors to our program. We will tape your segment to air on a future show. Your segment can be as much as 30 minutes in length, or as small as 10 minutes in length. Do arrange for a taping of your story in our studio please contact the host Rick Aronofsky @ rickaronofsky@msn.com.

My attempt at writing an informative and interesting blog

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2010 is supposed to be filled with promises of a better year than 2009. We all wish that the future is going to bring us more happiness, greater wealth, and better health. Most of what happens to us in our personal lives can be controlled more or less by us, by making the best decisions which we form by analyzing all of the facts before us.

This year I will attempt to blog about both sports and my personal life. I will intertwine this in my blog www.redsoxweekly2012.wordpress.com. My ultimate goal is to post something on a daily basis. Writing is a difficult chore, and I will call it a chore until I can enjoy the fruits of my labor. Should I concentrate on word count for my daily writing entries? How many words should be enough to generate thoughts? What topics should be covered in my blog? Do I keep my personal thoughts to myself or do I post them for all to see? These are all questions which most likely will be answered as this process evolves.

I subscribe to many blogs which help you with developing writing skills. Which writing websites are your favorites? What sites do you constantly go back to for inspiration? Feel free to drop me a note or two, or post a comment to the blog. I look forward to my little writing project and hope to improve my writing skills as a result of the blog.

Welcome to my Red Sox Weekly Blog

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Welcome to my blog. This is a companion to my successful award winning cable access show of the same name. I air it out of the WCTV studios in Wilmington MA.

I hope to bring you the highlights of my shows, as well as my personal thoughts on our lovable Boston Red Sox baseball team.

Enjoy!

Can the Bruin’s avoid playing golf early?

The Boston Bruins finish up their regular season with three home games. Can they avoid a second straight year of missing the playoffs? The Bruins are playing their worst hockey of the season and close it out against Carolina, the Red Wings and Ottawa. The 2015-2016 team has been misfiring almost all season. There have been too many instances of mental mistakes with this team. Another too many men on the ice penalty was called against them in the 6-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks this past weekend. Who is to blame for this? Do you trash Claude Julien and fire him at seasons end if they do not make it? I say, yes.. and make some changes to the front office as well. Cam and Don Sweeney will be looking over their shoulder if the Bruins do find themselves out of the playoffs. Why wasn’t Frank Vatrano on the roster the entire year? Why does Claude mix and match his lines multiple times during a game? You can blame the player’s as well, at this point in the season they look tired , with no sense of urgency.

Golf is in their future.