Category: Jeff Frye, Jozef Stumpel and Arquimedez Pozo

These posts are a random collection of baseball and non-baseball lessons, kind of like the guys in the title of this category.

In case you didn’t know, Frye and Pozo were infielders for the Red Sox in the 1990’s. They bounced around from team to team during their careers. Jozef Stumpel was a Bruins player in the ’90’s, and he traveled around too.

Another Long Way Home

Our weekend adventure continues. Just like Star Wars Episode II being right before the Clone Wars, and Episode III coming as they close, these blog posts skip over the exciting part of the weekend (playoff hockey). My journey to northeastern Pennsylvania is here. ********** Saturday, 10:00 pm: I hop on the team bus.   10:26:

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“The Electric City”

DA-DA! Cue the Star Wars intro music as the next two paragraph move up your screen. I learned that despite being 20 minutes away from each other, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton Pennsylvania are galaxies apart: Scranton is known as “The Electric City” for┬ábeing the birthplace of the electric rail car, but shuttles, taxis and buses aren’t

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What Fall Out Boy Taught Me About English Class and the Best Quote I’ve Ever Conjured Up

Over the past few weeks, I’ve become acclimated to the Fall Out Boy song “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” from hearing it forty-eleven times at arenas during the AHL’s Calder Cup Playoffs. Most people probably think it’s called “Light Em Up,” since they say that a million times during the song

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The Almost Blockbuster Trade…

The last trip the Providence Bruins made to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was a long one. It was an overnight ride from Portland, Maine to the Keystone State in the midst of a seven-game road stretch. I mentioned my not-so-Rainmanesque victory at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in my last blog post, but intentionally left one story

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The Weirdest Good Day Ever

Wednesday was the most oddly memorable day I’ve had in a while. I was happy, a bit disheartened, relaxed, nervous, reminiscent and optimistic. Plus, there were cups set on fire. Although it may look like I caught Andre the Giant‘s chicken pox or decided to re-create the bubonic plague, my back actually feels better. I

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It Feels So Weird to be Dry.

Yes, that’s a direct quote of Seth MacFarlane impersonating Ryan Lochte on Saturday Night Live a few weeks back. Luckily my family can say that after this weekend. This post isn’t meant to be a sob story for me to win over your sympathy because of my past issues. I’d prefer you give it to

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Another Day, Another Series. Is a Less-Enticing Title Out There?

After I gave my modesty a bath in the last post, I had to start this one with some self-deprecating humor. How’s that for a title? Anyway, I got another idea for a potentially great blog series today. Here’s hoping some of you can familiarize and/or participate with my philosophies. I’m not much of a

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Jose Canseco’s First (Tornadoes) Bus Ride

It took until day one of the second road trip this season for Jose Canseco to step foot on the Worcester Tornadoes team bus. He’s getting along just fine with the players on the field and in the clubhouse, but he’s almost exclusively driven his car to and from road games himself. I didn’t include

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An Unexpected Late-Night Run

For as long as I can remember, I’ve promised my girlfriend Brianna that I would be there for her graduation from BU. It’s only fair; she spent an entire day going through the same two-ceremony schpeel, and with a no-name speaker at the big graduation. At least somebody actually important is speaking on behalf of

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From Minor League Sports to a Major Resolution: Part 8

If you know me well, you realize that I’m a bandwagon Celtics fan who really didn’t care one way or another if the NBA came back this season. The only people I felt bad for were the people who depended on the games for a livable income (as opposed to millions or billions of dollars).

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